Router bit storage

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Project by woodenwarrior posted 10-27-2013 02:56 PM 5115 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I posted to a forum post last week regarding router bit storage. It got me thinking that I really need something better than the “system” I have now. Yeah, I am one of those guys that kind of puts his bits in a drawer with no discernible order and then cusses when I can’t find what I’m looking for. Well…No more cussing for this guy!!

I just built this in about 30 minutes using an idea I found in an old issue of Shop Notes. Its ridiculously easy to put together:

Two pieces of scrap peg board, a scrap piece of 1/4 in hard board for the bottom and some scrap 3/8” x 1/2 ” pine for the spacers. I used two 1/4” dowel pieces inserted through the top and bottom pegboard pieces to keep the holes aligned while I cut them to size. A little glue and some pin nails to keep it together and speed up construction and VIOLA!!! a nifty storage solution for my router bits. I made another one for my 1/2 shank bits using the same build technique but I predrilled 1/2” holes over the 1/4” pegboard holes, keeping the whole thing together with the dowels while I drilled it.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#1 posted 10-27-2013 03:24 PM

Nice job! I need to do that but then I forget until I’m looking for a bit and can’t find it. I’m going to make a couple that fit the drawers in my router table base.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#2 posted 10-27-2013 04:14 PM

I didn’t have pegboard when I made mine, just drilled holes in some plywood.
But this looks easier to keep sawdust out of.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 10-27-2013 04:14 PM

Good idea it sure saves wear and tear on router bits if their stored properly.


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#4 posted 10-27-2013 04:39 PM

That is a great idea. Sure saves time on the layout!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 10-27-2013 09:27 PM

VVery nice!!! I too am going (when I get my breath together) to construct and design a router table with help from my sons and make a base with drawers specially constructed a little like yours to take router bits. Thanks for showing. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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DeLayne Peck

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 06:35 AM

Inspiration, thanks for posting. I have been looking at my pile of bits and thinking about imposing order.
Thank you for your service, 1st Sargeant.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 07:13 AM

My slant on router bit storage

Oh the time you have to play about when retired!

Check out the wooden Claw hammer !!!


-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 10-28-2013 02:52 PM

@robscastle, was the casket meant for a particular purpose (past the obvious)? You’re right, to make a wooden claw hammer you must have a fair amount of free time available to you.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#9 posted 10-29-2013 09:54 PM

Nice way to keep the collection together.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 10-31-2013 01:46 PM

At first I thought it was some kind of chess :). Router bits chess.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain),

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#11 posted 11-22-2013 12:19 AM

Nice project. I made something similar for my drill bits. Now gotta work on the router bits.

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