Router Bit Storage

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Project by Millertime posted 480 days ago 1455 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project in my new shop. I have always loved woodworking, and I have FINALLY been able to aquire some basic used tools (tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, benchtop router table, and a drill press) that I’ve refurbished into an efficient shop. Funny thing is though, after I aquired the power tools, I found out that there is nothing better than a sharp set of chisels and a nice set of tuned-up planes!
Anyway, I thought I would experiment with some different types of joints and make a tool box to house my router bits. The box is made with through-tenons and the drawers with lock-joints (I had delusions of hand-cutting dovetails but they were a little tougher than I thought….). The box is made from red oak, the drawers are poplar, the handles are walnut with oak dowels, and the back is made from scrap maple that I attached using tungue and groove. I used some phenolic from the local Woodcraft store to hold my bits in the drawers.
My wife thought the workshop would be a good diversion for me, but I don’t think she realized that the diversion would become an addiction!

-- There's nothing that a good cigar won't cure.

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#1 posted 480 days ago

Beautiful piece…nice joinery to show it off

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 480 days ago

Very nice work, and a useful addition to your shop.

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#3 posted 480 days ago

Very nice and clean looking. Great job.

-- Bryan

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#4 posted 480 days ago

Great Job.

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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#5 posted 480 days ago

Nice Idea !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 480 days ago

I love this! Well done!

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#7 posted 480 days ago

Very nice job on this. It may be your first project in the new shop , but I can’t belive it is your 1st Project.

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#8 posted 480 days ago

Well done!
A luxury space for your router bits. Faved. :-)

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

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#9 posted 479 days ago

Very nice piece…what are the drawers sliding on ?

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