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Bit Storage Finished

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

I finished my router bit storage system that I designed.  It has the capacity for 36 bits with a 1/2″ shank and 72 bits with a 1/4″ shank.  The carriages are adjustable and slide left-right to make room for large diameter router bits.

I have more than enough capacity for my collection and plenty of room to grow.

The case is finished w/ a mixture of varnish/tung oil/mineral-spirits (1:1:1) and I hung it on the wall.  I am really excited to finally be able to organize my router bits!

I filmed the entire build and will post part 2 (the conclusion) soon.

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Carriages For Bits

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

I made all of the components for the carriages which will hold the router bits for my bit storage system.  I have 38 carriages in total, which have two 1/4″ holes and one 1/2″ hole for different sized shanks.  If I have a large 1/2″ shank bit, the two 1/4″ holes will remain empty and I can slide the carriages to make room.  I am really going to get some use out of this thing and I am very excited to finish.

Carriages:

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Fences and Keys:

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Bit Storage Case Part 1

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

I finished the main case to my router bit storage system and released part 1 of the video series.  This weekend I hope to have the individual router bit holders finished and I’ll release part 2 not soon after.

I hope you dig it.