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I currently have a bit box for my 1/4 inchers...now need one for my 1/2's.

Since I do almost as much routing away from the shop as in it, I need to make something mobile. I've looked at a few retail and some DIY plans and am ready to start slicing and dicing but am wondering what wood I would use to hold the bits.

I'm concerned about using my pine scraps for fear of pitch or moisture getting on the shafts and that got me thinking I should ask your advice rather than taking a chance and messing up the shafts.

Your thoughts...? Please also feel free to suggest a box design or layout...

I don't yet have a lot of 1/2'ers so any advice on future proofing is appreciated...

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One suggestion, that I am implementing, for exactly the same concerns you expressed is this: Lee Valley. They do have to be screwed onto a support, such as the pine scraps

A. Bit Holders, 1/4" socket, pkg. of 6
16J03.61 $3.20 $2.90
B. Bit Holders, 1/2" socket, pkg. of 6
16J03.62 $4.30 $3.90

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Great find, Tom...certainly handles the future proofing as you can put them where the bit demands.

I'm thinking I will stick with wood as I intend to have the blocks of wood swing out for bit access so they lay flat when I close the box. What you suggested might still work...will look at it...

Thanks for your suggestion...good luck with your project...

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