Cheap Yet Very Effective Router Bit Storage Drawers

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Project by Bricofleur posted 09-28-2012 02:26 PM 9413 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To fill empty spaces under two wall benches I made those cheap narrow drawers from scraps. Since I couldn’t use any type of slides, I made them out of slippery materials, Melamine and HDF laminated floor boards. I made two boxes to be secured under the benches with screws and then two drawers to fit exactly in those boxes. Finally done!

Thanks for looking. I hope the idea could inspire.

For all construction details and photos, link to this page of my blog.



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#1 posted 09-28-2012 03:10 PM

love the segmented blocks
to hold the bits
they can be moved
for better access
and sawdust cleanup

another serge surge
in practical woodworking


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#2 posted 09-28-2012 03:16 PM

Looks like that will be a nice addition to the shop!
Nice job!

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 03:24 PM

Thanks, guys,

Hey, @Patron: Sawdust?? There’s no sawdust in my shop! (couldn’t resist!) Ha! Ha!
And a set on such blocks can be brought out and chances one rolls down on the concrete floor are quite low.



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#4 posted 09-28-2012 06:10 PM

Nice job Serge!
I’m becoming more and more a fan of your blog.

Pretty soon I’ll be building your carpenter’s bench with tool storage.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 06:32 PM

Hello Serge

Another very nice project

I have to make one like this ( oh no not just one but several)

Thanks for the idea and all the explication on your blog
You can make another one for the drill bits ….

Oh sorry perhaps it’s already made
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 07:57 PM

It is a job well done!

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#7 posted 09-28-2012 10:34 PM

Very kool, Serge. I think I woulda added a small dowel in the middle of those nice little mdf blocks to be able to lift out the whole little block to get which one you want without scratchin and/or cuttin any fingers. Definitely a nice storage solution for all those fine router bits and accessories anyway. A gr8 way to recycle those flooring pieces also. A laminated floor piece o wood could make a gr8 sacrificial fence on the ts, bs, router table, etc. Nice n slick for smooth sailin. Thnx for sharin that tip

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-29-2012 08:52 AM

Very nice Serge
Use every nook and cranny of available storage:)


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#9 posted 10-01-2012 06:34 PM

Nothing like a well organized shop!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 09:21 PM

Thank you, guys. I’m glad some also like it.

@Roger: You’re right, Roger, a dowel would be a great improvement.

@NiteWalker: You’re a fan? This is great! Thank you for following me.

As they say, you can’t never have enough… drawers! LOL



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#11 posted 10-17-2012 02:35 AM

Great use of scraps and storage space : )

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