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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-23-2015, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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That looks really nice Mark.
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That looks FANTASTIC! With a couple of French Cleats it should fit almost anywhere!

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nicely done Mark but it's soon to be too small...
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Aw, you had to say it I couldn't figure out how to work the 4th dimension into the storage solution. I would replace the 1/4" shelves with 1/2" but I like my Colt too much.
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That's really nicely done! You can double your capacity with another carcass and a couple of good strong hinges.

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Good idea.

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Great work on the storage case Mark . Haven't seen one nicer

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You need an excuse to buy router bits????

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You need an excuse to buy router bits????

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Well I was thinking I needed a better one than "I'm not sure if I have that one, it might be lost in the mess".
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