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Forum topic by dhg posted 01-10-2010 06:34 PM 750 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dhg

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01-10-2010 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Since I started woodworking I would just throw my router bits into a drawer and fumble through it to find the bit I wanted at the time. Well it got to the point where the drawer couldn’t close so it was time to build a new router cabinet for 2 reasons. 1, to enclose the router for dust collection and 2, I needed more room for bits. I like to keep the packages that the bits come in to keep them from damage and occasionally I have to take them on the job site.

The cabinet isn’t finished yet as it’s being built from scrap from jobs I’ve done, but it was time to move the bits into there new home. Straight/pattern bits in one, round overs/beading, profiles and specialty bits respectfully. Now it should be easier to find the bit I want plus I have room for MORE BITS!!! YEA.

So, from this mess…
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To 4 drawers
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Cabinet in progress for about 6 months now
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I think I’ll start on the drawer fronts today.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------


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Russel

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 06:42 PM

Man, that’s a lotta bits. I keep saying I’m going to do something like this, and get organized. And, to this day, I’m still saying it. You’re a better man that I Rich.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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lew

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 08:47 PM

I used to keep my bits like this. But, every time I wanted to use one, I had to search thru the drawers to fin the one I wanted.

I made a wall unit that has horizontal holders for the bits. Rather than describe it, if you check here http://lumberjocks.com/lew/workshop- the second picture shows the unit above the lathe.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rustic

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 09:21 PM

I just use a piece of 1/4 inch peg board tacked to a board and drilled part way through the board and it holeds my 1/4 in shank bits just fine

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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