Quick & Easy Router Bit Box

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Project by Tedster posted 05-10-2012 02:44 PM 1807 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bits and caddies are from a Ryobi set like the one shown, though that’s a Google image I borrowed. I got a good closeout price on the set but I needed a case that would get tossed around on jobsites, so I threw this one together in about 20 minutes. Construction is your typical hollow block and cut the top off, and a beveled lip applied to the inside. The wood is Mahogany (1/4”?) that was scrap from a job.

As for the bits, they’re surprisingly good for the brand. :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 02:08 AM

That is a real cool storage box for router bits… and with a lid!! Thanks for sharing….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 03:40 AM

Thanks Jim, it was just a spur of the moment out of necessity kind of thing, and the mahogany was dumpster bound.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 04:33 AM

Thats a great router bit storage box, beats the scrap 2×4 I drilled some holes. I may steal this idea :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 02:52 PM

Nice. Just picked up a few Ryobi bits myself, and they will need a home….I like wood boxes in the shop, they are durable and convenient.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 03:52 PM

Nice Box for Storage !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 10:38 PM

Martyroc, I’ve done that too! ;)

Then again, could always make a box for the 2X4.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 12:45 AM

Nice! and it keeps the dust out when you’re not using it.

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#8 posted 05-30-2014 09:55 PM

Purdee classy box for those router bits. Nice idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 06-02-2014 04:17 PM

Certainly too classy for me… :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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Jeff Mazur

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 04:06 PM

Beautiful box, especially given the contents. I’ve had bad luck with Ryobi bits, two out of three I bought had to be returned because they were “raggedy” on the edges. I’m using Diablos now and am very happy with them.

-- Woodworking is a beautiful, physical, cerebral, and noble art.

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#11 posted 12-04-2014 11:49 PM

Dreek, the Ryobi bits are mostly for hack work, such as shaping deck stairs and handrails, trim that will be painted, stuff like that. I have a small assortment of higher quality bits that I use for woodworking. The carbide is about twice as thick as the Ryobi, and I’m sure it’s a higher quality steel.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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