Good Excuse to buy Router Bits
After outgrowing 2 Rockler router bit storage solutions, I finally decided to deal with the problem and get the bits off my bench. This started out as a simple basic storage solution – talk about gilding the Out House. I guess I must have too much time on my hands …or maybe I’m just finding excuses to avoid things I should really be doing.
Now I have a storage solution that should last for a while, but I still have no wall space on which to hang it. On the positive, I made a good dent in my scrap pile. The ½” shelves are removable / replaceable allowing for different configurations. I should have left a taller space for the bottom shelf. The plywood shelves shouldn’t swell too much and pinch the bits, but I did burnish some paste wax into all the holes. I left ¼” through holes in the bottom frame just in case any of the ½” bits get bound up and need to be punched out.
All things being equal, I should have spent the time building a real cabinet for my “portable” router table (which hasn’t been put away in over a year). I guess that task must be like insulating workshop walls – something I’ll get to eventually.