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Router Bit Box

Router Bit Box

Now that I am collecting new router bits, the drawer which I used to keep them in ran out of room, so I thought I’d build one. Remember that your router bits need to be stored safely as they cost a lot of money and you don’t want to damage them. If you haven’t got any storage for them then this project is ideal for you…

If you have got Acrobat Reader then you can download the plans for this project here

You start off this project by cutting all the pieces. The cutting list is included in the plans so you can get all the measurements from that.


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Once all the pieces are cut to size….


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Set your pencil gauge to 100mm and mark the outside faces on all the long 400mm base & top sides, at both ends.


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Then with a ruler or tape measure mark 200mm in at each side and each end of the 400mm base sides. Mark 17mm in at each side and each end of the 400mm top sides.


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Set your drill press up with a 10mm drill bit. Set the depth to about half the thickness of the sides. If you haven’t got a drill press you can use a handheld drill and set the depth by stick a bit of masking tape on the drill bit.


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As the picture shows on the left, bore counterbores on the pencil lines which you made earlier. Do this on the two 400mm base and top pieces.


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You now have to route the dado on the top and base pieces to accept the MDF sheets.

I recommend that you mark the sides on which you want the dado as this helps you later on.


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Set your router up with a 6mm rebate bit.

The dado on the top pieces needs to start 5mm from the top inside face, the base pieces starts 5mm from the bottom inside face.


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The 400mm length top & base pieces need a stopped dado right at the end (about 3mm) but the shorter pieces (170mm) don’t need to be stopped.


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Using a 6mm bevel edge chisel, square off the dados on the 400mm pieces.


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