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Project by Carbide posted 09-24-2013 04:48 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently had some down time between projects and decided to make something for myself for a change. I’m starting to get a pretty good selection of router bits and I’m tired of them all being thrown into a box banging up next to each other. So I decided to build a couple of router bit storage boxes. I saw this tip in Wood Magazine I believe. The bit support grid is actually a drop ceiling light grid. It has 1/2” holes and is perfect for 1/2” shank router bits. I will be making 1/2” square pegs with holes in the center to place in the grid for my 1/4” bits. I was given a Rockler dovetail jig and decided to try it out on these boxes. The jig seemed sort of flimsey and I’m not real impressed. If I do many more I will probably invest in a better jig. I used some walnut that I had laying around and for finish I used gloss laquer which speeded up the finishing process since it dries so fast.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-24-2013 07:06 PM

That is a great idea with the ceiling grid. They look great.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 12:32 AM

Nice boxes and a very neat idea…now all your bits are separated and can’t bang against each other and get damaged… great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Carbide

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 05:15 PM

Thanks guys!!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 04:39 PM

Brilliant idea on that great storage box. Beautiful wood, great joinery and finish.

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