Router Bit Cabinet

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Project by LukieB posted 02-05-2012 05:32 AM 7135 views 29 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I now have quite a bit of money tied up in my router bit collection, decided that they needed a proper home near the router table. This is sort of a hybrid of quite a few designs that I looked at in magazines and online. I wanted to incorporate some storage for other router related accessories, so it also holds bases, wrenches, featherboards, and my dovetail jig. Made it large enough for plenty of expansion, (the collection continues to grow.) It’s all solid maple for the carcass, size determined by some cut-offs from another project. The bit holders are removable, they’re 8/4 walnut ripped with a 15 degree bevel on both sides with a 15 degree 1/2” dado running the length of it to fit over the cleats attached to the back of the cabinet. They’re wrapped in maple because the carcass was already done when I began scrounging for the bit holder material. The walnut pieces that I had were about 2 inches shy of fitting in the cabinet perfectly so I wrapped them in 1/2” solid maple to make them fill the space. The compound miters were an exercise in frustration to say the least. But I figure that any skills practiced working on shop projects, just furthers my skill and experience for real projects. That’s why my router bit cabinet has dovetails. Thanks for looking.


-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 06:20 AM

Nice job, I need to add this project to my ever growing list.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 06:25 AM

Neat project. Looks like you have ample space to store several more blocks full of bits!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 07:16 AM

Beautiful cabinet Lucas ,that’s some super router storage.


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#4 posted 02-05-2012 09:29 AM

Oh my goodness! No wonder router bits are so expensive! You have cornered the market!! Nice collection!!

Beautifull cabinet!!!

Ps. Get a lock. Im coming for your bits! ;)

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 01:10 PM

Great job! This is a really nice cabinet and quite a router bit collection. I particularly like the fact you added a nest for your dovetail jig. And thanks for adding details on how the shelves hang to the back panel. I like this good idea!



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 01:44 PM

That is a really nice routerbit cabinet. I need to build myself one sometime. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 03:20 PM

This is very useful and will repay many times in shop organization.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 02-05-2012 04:06 PM

nice cabinet does not look like its made of cutoffs and scrap very well done

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 04:35 PM

That’s a beautiful looking cabinet – thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 02-05-2012 05:54 PM

Really nice setup!

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#11 posted 02-05-2012 06:13 PM

Nice looking cabinet…
No more scrapped knuckles pulling the bits out of those little boxes.
You can’t beat the storage space to go with it either.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#12 posted 02-05-2012 06:20 PM

Great job I have been kicking around making one of these for a while now. I really like how you designed yours. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 02-05-2012 07:59 PM

Very well built cabinet

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 02-06-2012 04:26 AM

That is a nice looking cabinet for a great set of bits! I am truly envious!

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#15 posted 02-06-2012 05:43 AM

very nice, and practical! I feel the same way about shop projects, that they are a great chance to practice different ww skills.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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