Router Bit Storage Case

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Project by mkrok posted 10-08-2010 03:03 AM 4591 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing special. This was a test box for a humidor I recently built for my fater in law. I didn’t mess it up too much so I finished it up and used it to store my router bits and accessories.

Pine box about 14×11 x 8. I used this to practice dovetail keys, siderail hinges, and general dimensions for the humidor. It came out a bit shorter than the humidor since I needed several tries cutting the mortise for the side rail hinges. I hate hinges. I took them off for the humidor and installed cheap’o butt hinges using Doug Stowe’s “flipping” story stick technique. A steal screw in the door and rare earth magnet in the case keeps it closed. Lots of practice on this project.

The trays are just laminated blocks of MDF with holds drilled into them and a small birch drawer at the bottom for loose items.

Experimenting all the way to complete; finished with Olympic Deck and Fence semi transparrent (Walnut) stain mixed with boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits followed by finishing wax and a mild buffing.

Thanks for looking.


-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 10-08-2010 06:42 AM

Looks good Mike.
Nice addition to your shop, and a handy place to keep your router gear.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 06:45 AM

Pretty slick Mike.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 11:37 AM

So nice, and wonderful for the bits.
I have to get started on a cabinet for my router bits, they are all in a mess in a box now, not good for the cutters…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 02:11 PM

Just when you think practicing and learning new skills would be reward enough… You go off and construct a very useful addition to your shop…. That is very cool!

Thanks for sharing Mike!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 09:53 PM

one of the best scrab crap I have seen :-)
great recycling of a learningpiece
this will serve you well and always remember
you how difficult things seems to be in the beginning

take care

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