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Forum topic by GeneralDisorder posted 10-17-2014 06:19 AM 3099 views 10 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GeneralDisorder

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10-17-2014 06:19 AM

After a couple failed attempts to create a bit storage rack for the wall hung cabinet I’m making , I came up with this. Holes for the bigger bits were 3/8ths, then stepped down for the smaller shanks. The holes were drilled down the center of a piece of oak about 1-1/8” wide then split on the table saw. The bottoms of the side pieces were cut on an angle and capped with a thin strip. Access is easy and the bits only need to be raised about 1/2”.

C&C always welcome.


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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 03:24 PM

That’s a nice solution. I’ve got my bits and braces all laid out waiting for me to build them a home, I may use some of your construction techniques. I assume that the beveled bottom keeps them from tipping forward, but what keeps them sliding down and tipping back? I was thinking of having a flat bottom, with holes drilled for the ends to sit in.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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GeneralDisorder

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 02:02 AM

The beveled bottom kicks the bottom out and the top angles back so the bit fits with no further movement.

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Tim Anderson

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 02:42 AM

That’s a really cool idea. I’ve just picked up a set of brace bits, so I will definitely take this design into consideration as I design a holder for my own bits. Looks like it would be easy to get them in and out but keep them from rattling about in loose holes.

-- -Tim, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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rhybeka

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 02:31 PM

Sweet idea, GD!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 02:52 PM

I like the tri-levels.

-- If the tool was invented after the Depression, I don't need it.

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 04:26 PM

Great idea, another one added to the to do list! like the way you hung the brace.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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GeneralDisorder

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#7 posted 08-14-2016 09:23 PM

Thanks Andre. Have added more to the tool cabinet since this old post and should post an update.

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Handtooler

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#8 posted 08-15-2016 02:41 AM

Super work. this idea has a lot of great compact storage for your prized bits. Do you have a/multiple holes for the auger files there as well?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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