Forstner Bit Holder

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Project by Thatcher posted 02-14-2013 06:46 AM 5244 views 3 times favorited 8 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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#1 posted 02-14-2013 10:51 AM

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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#2 posted 02-14-2013 02:42 PM

Makes sense and easy to make.

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 08:12 PM

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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#4 posted 02-15-2013 03:20 PM

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

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 04:14 PM

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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#6 posted 06-20-2013 03:56 PM

When it comes to shop organization, every bit helps.

Good simple idea!

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#7 posted 06-21-2013 01:45 AM

Great idea – thanks for sharing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 02:01 PM

Very cool! I made a smaller version to keep all of my odd-sized pen making bits together but I like how you added the stand to the side.

-- -MDWhite

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