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Project by Thatcher posted 631 days ago 1474 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my old drill index box rusted out, I made my own bit box. It was a bit tedious drilling each hole the right size but I like the result and find it easy to use. I made little wedges so I can hold all three sections open and see the sizes easily. Much bigger than the old metal one but I like it better because made with my own effort.

Revised pictures for better display of the idea. Quite sure this could be done much better and with art.

-- -T





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 631 days ago

Nicely done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 631 days ago

Great job! You can’t beat homemade stuff in the shop.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 630 days ago

Well done!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 630 days ago

I like the staggered numbering, it makes it easier to read.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 630 days ago

A lot of time and patience in this bit box, and as you said, you like it better because you made it. Nothing
quite like using something like this in the shop to remind you that it is a great place to have fun. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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vakman

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#6 posted 630 days ago

Very nice. I store my bits in a drilled wood block as well, although I keep the business end in the wood, easier to take out and put away (I find).

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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rance

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#7 posted 625 days ago

I like all aspects of this. I doubt it is as easy as it appears. Well done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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shelly_b

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#8 posted 613 days ago

Love this box, I think I am going to steal your idea! I am in the middle of making a cabinet for my router bits, and just finished a little shelf for my forstner bits to put on my peg board but I messed it up:/ Actually it was frued’s fault;) I went by the shaft diameter on the package and the 1/2 in bit said it had a 3/16(I think) and it was really only a 1/4in shaft…so my 1/2in bit falls out. I haven’t taken the time to fix it yet b/c I angled the front cut so they leaned out and I don’t feel like going through all the bother of making angled cuts on my table saw right now lol. I am on a mission to get organized lol

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CMHN

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#9 posted 483 days ago

I love this box, looks much better than the plastic ones that my sets come in. I like the fact that you can put multiples of the small bits in it, you know those little suckers break all the time.

Going into my favorites and may be my first project once I get my shop organized.

-- Chris , https://www.facebook.com/CMHNCrafts

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 483 days ago

Well done. It looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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