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Project by Thatcher posted 554 days ago 1609 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time to get organized with my Forstner bits. I had more than fit in the set I bought which were hard to remove. So I made this simple minded holder. Just drilling a hole with the bit and placing it in the hole.

I wanted to be able to access the bits easily without having to lever them out of the holder set most of them were in. Also wanted to be able to carry the bits the work area.

Was surprised that this holder allowed me to set it flat or one end facilitating storage.

Also a plus the holes allowed me to quickly check which size I needed.

I made another holder for the extras and marked the sizes I was missing. (last picture)

-- -T





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Bill_N

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#1 posted 554 days ago

Works for me
mine came in a wooden case but now I know what to do with the extras as I buy them
thanks for the tip

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 554 days ago

Makes sense and easy to make.

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redryder

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#3 posted 554 days ago

I made a block with all the bit sizes I have so I can check which size I need as you stated but I never thought of combining the two ideas together as you did. Great organizing idea…....................

-- mike...............

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 553 days ago

Great idea and neat way to organize the bits in the shop.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 551 days ago

Great idea, and those wooden boxes the sets come in are great storage trays for “other” important items. Guess I will be out in the shop this afternoon working…....

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 428 days ago

When it comes to shop organization, every bit helps.

Good simple idea!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 428 days ago

Great idea – thanks for sharing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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