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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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I posted this elsewhere on the internet a few days ago and it got a lot of attention, so some of you may have seen this already. But it just occurred to me that it would be appropriate here.

I found a way to make router but organizers wildly faster by cutting dadoes instead of drilling holes.

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Good idea Keith, quick and easy'
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Thanks. I just realized that I only have one post. I’ve had an account for a while and apparently haven’t contributed much (any).

I loathe when single posters come in and drop links to their stuff. So, feel free to delete this thread if it violates any sort of standards/etiquette for this forum.
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Thats a new idea to me I like it. thanks for posting.
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You didn't even come close to violating etiquette.
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An excellent idea but longer and more difficult to make than holes.

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An excellent idea but longer and more difficult to make than holes.
and this is still faster and cheaper...

Use closed cell sponge foam rubber (like Rubber Plumbing Pipe Insulation) in ¾''± wide by 1½ ~ 2'' thick strips STOOD ON EDGE and laid tightly together a drawer...
mastic (like PL-300) in the strips in if you wish..
no holes to drill or crosses to cut... just put the bits in between the strips...
infinite spacing is one fell swoop...
Kill two birds with one stone.
First is a spacing issue. It always seems that the uniform holes are either too close or too far apart, which eats up the space.
Second, is using a "hard" holder (wood, MDF, etc). The holes always seem to be too loose or too tight as use, temperature and humidity grows and shrinks the holes.
You get the best in flexibility with infinite spacing and self adjustable tension on the bit shafts.

I rescued the cut off scraps from a foam rubber seller... (dumpster dove)
can't argue that price...
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I like the dado idea but it makes it almost impossible to have bits of different shank sizes organized close to each other. I like to keep my bits grouped, all round over bits at one place for instance. With extenders and er20 and different routers and different collets, organizing the bits after shank size doesn't make sense in my shop.
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Nah. I've got one each 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4" bits, all in routers. And one spare 1/2" bit in a drawer. Won't work for me.

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Nah. I've got one each 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4" bits, all in routers. And one spare 1/2" bit in a drawer. Won't work for me.
You could make the dados sizes wider to stand the routers up in for storage
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