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MikeG.

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Is that what it's called?

Anyway, using scrap from an old Ikea hanging thing (wardrobe would be dignifying it unjustifiably), and hand tools only, I finally, 40 years on, made somewhere to keep all those loose drill bits in order:



I painstakingly plugged and Dutchmanned all the old fixing scars:



OK, I lied about that. But I did do some dovetails to hold it all together:







I didn't use a gauge in making those. The wood was too soft.

I screwed a shelf to the top to get some chargers off my finishing/ junk bench:



Queue the mockery......."Is that all the bits you've got?"..........Well, no. I've got some in my tool cupboard:



And some behind my bench:



But getting these bits out from just being chucked in a box shows me that I've got more than enough to last a lifetime, and I really really don't need any more. No, not even if they're only £158 for a set. :)
 

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I was fully expecting a work of art in bog oak no less Mike, ;) anyway it's comforting to know I'm not the only one who keeps crappy wood for donkey's years.
 

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I found that over time, the shanks go rusty where they are in contact with the wood.
I'm gradually replacing the wooden holders with some made from plastic chopping boards, gluing & screwing several layers together if necessary.
 

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Interesting. I've had that when I've used oak, and thought it was just the usual oak/ steel thing. I'll watch for that with this old pine.
 

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