|Project by LukieB||posted 02-05-2012 05:32 AM||5327 views||29 times favorited||16 comments|
I now have quite a bit of money tied up in my router bit collection, decided that they needed a proper home near the router table. This is sort of a hybrid of quite a few designs that I looked at in magazines and online. I wanted to incorporate some storage for other router related accessories, so it also holds bases, wrenches, featherboards, and my dovetail jig. Made it large enough for plenty of expansion, (the collection continues to grow.) It’s all solid maple for the carcass, size determined by some cut-offs from another project. The bit holders are removable, they’re 8/4 walnut ripped with a 15 degree bevel on both sides with a 15 degree 1/2” dado running the length of it to fit over the cleats attached to the back of the cabinet. They’re wrapped in maple because the carcass was already done when I began scrounging for the bit holder material. The walnut pieces that I had were about 2 inches shy of fitting in the cabinet perfectly so I wrapped them in 1/2” solid maple to make them fill the space. The compound miters were an exercise in frustration to say the least. But I figure that any skills practiced working on shop projects, just furthers my skill and experience for real projects. That’s why my router bit cabinet has dovetails. Thanks for looking.
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