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  1. #1
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    Bit Cabinet

    Here is a little cabinet I knocked up for the workshop over the past two weekends.


    Nothing to get excited about. Just scrap wood - Jarrah-veneered MDF for the case, mitred corners. The drawers are dovetailed (what do you expect!), with drawer fronts from a Merbau panel, and drawer sides/back from a Tasmanian Oak panel. 1/4" ply for the bottoms.


    Tucked in between the bench and a long cabinet along the wall ...





    Inside the cabinet I have finally found a home for all my bits.


    Twist drill bits in Imperial and Metric, along with Festool Centrotec bits, plug cutters and countersinks ...



    Brad points and masonry bits ...



    Forstner bits. These are both Imperial and Metric, arranged in size and marked ...



    1/2" router bits ...



    .. and 1/4" router bits ...



    Hope this may help some here.


    Regards from Perth
    Derek

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    Beautiful and functional at the same time!
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    I love it! My shop REALLY needs a similar cabinet!

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    I was just lamenting earlier today that my bit storage game is pretty pathetic. Well, my storage game in general is pathetic....

    Nice solution Derek! ..and well built as usual.
    Brian

    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger or more complicated...it takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - E.F. Schumacher

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    I must say I’m a bit envious.
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    Thanks all.

    With family flying in from around Oz and overseas for our son's wedding in September, it's been a year of house restoration and "tidying up" (painting, paving, etc). There's been little time to get involved with furniture (outside of a bed for a spare room), and so a couple of projects were completed for the workshop.

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    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    Nice one Derek. I especially like the softened edges on the inside of the finger pull. Nice touch . . . no pun intended.
    Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

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