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    Router Bit Organizer

    I've been meaning to get my router bits organized for a while. I've even designated a drawer for them, but seems like they are all over my shop in different storage containers and drawers. I've also started buying several more to use on my cnc, so it was time to get started on this project.

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    I measured up a board to fit my drawer, which turned out to be 12" x 10". I create a different size hole for each size of bit, then copied those using the "Create linear array of copies" option. It has the option to specify the number of rows and columns of the copied object. (I'll do a tutorial on this later for the vectric users).
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    Next I did pocket operations all the holes and sent it to the cnc, which worked like a charm...
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    Darren

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    You And Jason. Did you see the way he made a grid board using littel brass pegs to organise his chisels and files?

    That router bit board looks awesome as well.

    If Only I had the ability to do this type of stuff.
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    Hey I am with Brent this CNC stuff is way to cool to be doing without. Nice fix for storage of the bits Darren. I have the draws all cut for my router table but this is the part that has been holding me back. Drilling all those holes aint fun. when done by hand one at a time dp or no dp still have to get them in the right place. Being better organized is huge asset so its on my to do list too.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Hey I am with Brent this CNC stuff is way to cool to be doing without. Nice fix for storage of the bits Darren. I have the draws all cut for my router table but this is the part that has been holding me back. Drilling all those holes aint fun. when done by hand one at a time dp or no dp still have to get them in the right place. Being better organized is huge asset so its on my to do list too.
    Think about doing it with slots too so you could put in some slats to make compartments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Hey I am with Brent this CNC stuff is way to cool to be doing without. Nice fix for storage of the bits Darren. I have the draws all cut for my router table but this is the part that has been holding me back. Drilling all those holes aint fun. when done by hand one at a time dp or no dp still have to get them in the right place. Being better organized is huge asset so its on my to do list too.
    I just kept the drawer bottoms flat, and used these bit holders. Makes it easy to arrange/rearrange if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Hey I am with Brent this CNC stuff is way to cool to be doing without.
    Nah, it looks way to easy.. more suffering and pain I say (must be true given how I tend to do things ).

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    Nice fix for storage of the bits Darren.
    Have to agree with this though, that looks plumb spiffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    If Only I had the ability to do this type of stuff.
    If Only! What's it gonna take to push you over the cliff Brent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    You And Jason. Did you see the way he made a grid board using littel brass pegs to organise his chisels and files?

    That router bit board looks awesome as well.

    If Only I had the ability to do this type of stuff.
    LOL - if only, right ... *hmm*


    Yeah - I just did two sets of boards - one with 1328 holes and one with 2160 holes ... little dinky .135" holes -- sure glad I didn't have to lay those out and do all of 'em on the drill press! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    If Only! What's it gonna take to push you over the cliff Brent?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    LOL - if only, right ... *hmm*
    Hmmmm, I wonder.....
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    Hey Brent u got all the space to be able to build a dedicated Cnc shop like the storage / garden shed u built Sharon.


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    cheers

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