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Project by bluekingfisher posted 704 days ago 3347 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having recently sold my router table due to space constraints at ground level I was left with the problem of storing my router bits safely.

The above wall cabinet is a result of a free plan from WOOD magazine. The only alteration to the original design is the fact I have used two doors instead of one as per the plan. This was initially because the sheet of plexi glass I had was not wide enough to span the single door frame in the plan, however the two doors have worked out better for me in my small shop space.

The cabinet carcass is made from scrap 3/4” birch ply left over from our recent kitchen remodel, the door frames and back board are salvaged from the packing crate my thickness planer arrived in. Even the hardware was found in the hardware bin.

It is the first time I have used a drawer lock bit to create the drawer joints, kind of fiddly to set up and I had to review the “how to” section of the MLCS webpage (thanks MLCS) to see how it was accomplished but I think the results were worthh the effort. I used 1/2” birch ply for the drawer boxes.

Hope you like it.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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Gshepherd

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#1 posted 704 days ago

Darn nice looking cabinet and it will be real handy. Your saw blade till looks scary, I can just see the ex tripping and hitting her head on that. Off to the shop I just got inspired for a new project…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Mark

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#2 posted 704 days ago

Im in need of one of these and I really like your design. Thx

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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RibsBrisket4me

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#3 posted 704 days ago

Form, function and pine….thumbs up :)

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#4 posted 704 days ago

Nice work David. Looks great from here!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 704 days ago

David that is great bit storage

I need to take your lead

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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bluekingfisher

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#6 posted 704 days ago

Thanks for the kind words fellahs, I like it because it didn’t cost me a bean to build! even the plan was free.

Thanks again.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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kizerpea

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#7 posted 704 days ago

Looks good david…what issue of wood mag was the plan in? sure need to build one for my bits..keep up the great work.. steve

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lumberjoe

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#8 posted 704 days ago

There is a 100% chance I would rip my face open if I stored my saw blades like that. I love this cabinet though.

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#9 posted 704 days ago

Nice looking cabinet, practical and functional – very nicely done.

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Jim Rowe

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#10 posted 704 days ago

Neat solution. Is the next project to build a router table or will you make the blade storage comply with Health and Safety?!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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bluekingfisher

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#11 posted 704 days ago

Steve, I didn’t find the plan in the magazine, here is the link to the plan http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/full-service-router-bit-cabinet/

Lumberjoe, Only space I had available I’m afraid, no issues with face contact and blade storage as yet. as long as they ain’t spinning I’m not concerned ;-)

JR45 I sold the RT because I bought a shaper, the blade storage is another WOOD magazine plan only problem is my blade collection has grown since I built it. Maybe I’ll look for some cotton wool and an over head guard ;-)

Woodworm – thanks for the kind words.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 703 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship. Good design and detail as always. Thanks for posting.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 702 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Tom, pleased you liked it.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#14 posted 686 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship.

-- Ed Carlinville IL

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bluekingfisher

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#15 posted 684 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Edward, much appreciated.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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