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Cheap Yet Very Effective Router Bit Storage Drawers

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Project by Bricofleur posted 570 days ago 6282 views 13 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.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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patron

12850 posts in 1844 days


#1 posted 570 days ago

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

another serge surge
in practical woodworking

thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 570 days ago

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

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 569 days ago

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.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 569 days ago

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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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 569 days ago

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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steamfab

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#6 posted 569 days ago

It is a job well done!

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Roger

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#7 posted 569 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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corydoras

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#8 posted 569 days ago

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

C

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 566 days ago

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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Bricofleur

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#10 posted 565 days ago

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

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 551 days ago

Great use of scraps and storage space : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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