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Loren

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12-14-2012 06:20 PM

My router bit storage is a haphazard mix of wood blocks with
holes in them and several wood boxes with foam inserts.

I’m super not into making shop fixtures. I prefer to salvage
and repurpose as much as possible.

However, I’ve reached the conclusion that I have enough bits
that I should figure something out to store them in one place.

What do you use?

-- http://lawoodworking.com


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404 - Not Found

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 06:47 PM

On the plus side Loren, they don’t roll and bang into each other when they’re standing up in a wood block. That’s how mine are stored in a dedicated drawer, apart from the expensive ones which go back in their original packaging.

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Cosmicsniper

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 07:04 PM

I use some boards with 1/4” and 1/2” holes in them. The boards sit on a shelf. I am a creative genius!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 07:28 PM

My solution, a bit over the top…alot of it was left over “scrap” repurposed though.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60847

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 09:36 PM

I’ll take pics of mine later on; I actually have 3 spaces I store my bits in. Two are small wall mount cabinets, the third is an MLCS bit storage box for spares or bits I don’t use much. I have one of the cabinets by the workbench with bits I use for hand routing, and the other is by the router table with bits I use for table routing.

If you have the complete small shop (a freebie book when you opt for a free issue of shop notes) the plan is in there. I made mine with slide out trays.

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

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TeamTurpin

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 09:52 PM

I have tool cabinets that drop out of the ceiling. The one on the left contains the router bits. More details are here: My drop cabinets (Oh, and I have another box of miscellaneous bits that is in a jumble and not photo worthy.)

-- http://www.teamturpin.org/house/shop.htm

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live4ever

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 10:12 PM

I just use dense black foam blocks that I repurposed from packaging material that some large tool probably came in. I believe it’s the same stuff that retailers sell pre-drilled to hold bits. It took clean holes with brad point bits.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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live4ever

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 10:13 PM

Whoa TeamTurpin, those drop cabinets are super cool! With exposed ceiling joists in the garage, I could definitely use something like this. Great idea!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Bill White

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#8 posted 12-14-2012 10:14 PM

I lucked up on some Corian scraps that I’ve drilled for the needed holes.
I keep ‘em in a tackle box which keeps the bits clean and dry. No worry about any moisture on the bit shanks.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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NewEnglandsWoodWorks

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 10:24 PM

I made this router bit holder a few years ago….
Heres a video if your interested in making it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5bItTq2StY

-- Brett

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 11:02 PM

Nice Job Brett. :)

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

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#11 posted 12-14-2012 11:10 PM

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#12 posted 12-14-2012 11:16 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61883

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#13 posted 12-14-2012 11:30 PM

I’m loving those drop cabinets.

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 12-14-2012 11:48 PM

This is a challenge I’ve been thinking about for sometime and have not com up with a solution yet. right now I have about 8 holders with about 40 router bits each in all 4 of my router table ,it’s not a terrible set up but I wish I had an easier way to get to my router bits,but it makes it hard when you have 300+ router bits and no wall space.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cutworm

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#15 posted 12-15-2012 01:02 AM

300 router bits? Man. You need a carousel or or lazy Susan.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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