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My trim router tool case has been a mess with bits banging into each other and getting dull before I even open the case... foamboard and a scroll saw to the rescue. I traced the shape of the bit storage lids onto the FB and cut it to fit the odd shape of the case. Some holes I drilled at an angle (not much head space), some bits and things I pinned to the FB with electrical cable staples.
 

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This is one of those things that I keep telling myself I need to do, but it's hard to slow down and follow through. Good idea, one that I may copy/modify one of these days.

Thanks for continuing to post your ideas, tips and methods.
 

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I also made a bit block that fits in a plastic bin. The foam is actually hard to drill... bit wants to wander and the foam tears out, etc. My solution is a pegboard as drill guide. Keeps the bit from wandering, stops tearout, and gives you evenly spaces holes. I use 3/16" hole for the 1/4" shanks for a snug fit:
 

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I like the idea but not as much as the energy you have to do it.:thumbsup:







What the heck are you doing with those high speed steel bearingless homeowner special round over bits? Hmmmm?:laughing:
Must have got caught out in the boons and had to shop at Gomer's feed and Hardware.
 

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Hey Bass, I made a bit storage piece like that out of a scrap piece of Azek. Predrilled the holes with a 1/4" bit. The nice thing was, the heat caused the hole to tighten up just enough to hold the bits securely. I suppose with your soft, neatly manicured hands, you will treat that foamboard with the gentle touch it deserves.:w00t::laughing::shutup:
 

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I like the idea but not as much as the energy you have to do it.:thumbsup:

What the heck are you doing with those high speed steel bearingless homeowner special round over bits? Hmmmm?:laughing:
Must have got caught out in the boons and had to shop at Gomer's feed and Hardware.
I got the bigger roundover in a pinch... to do a stair nosing... the other one is one of the first bits I ever bought 25 years ago or so... has sentimental value.:w00t:
 

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Hey Bass, I made a bit storage piece like that out of a scrap piece of Azek. Predrilled the holes with a 1/4" bit. The nice thing was, the heat caused the hole to tighten up just enough to hold the bits securely. I suppose with your soft, neatly manicured hands, you will treat that foamboard with the gentle touch it deserves.:w00t::laughing::shutup:
Lone was their any doubt in our minds what yours would have been made out of?! :clap:

I have a feeling that you have even tasted a chunk of Azek before :w00t:
 

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I got the bigger roundover in a pinch... to do a stair nosing... the other one is one of the first bits I ever bought 25 years ago or so... has sentimental value.:w00t:
Darn! You would use the sentimental thing on me. I'm such a sucker for that stuff. Darn you Bass:furious:
 

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Lone was their any doubt in our minds what yours would have been made out of?! :clap:

I have a feeling that you have even tasted a chunk of Azek before :w00t:
Oh yeah, ate enough of that stuff to know it won't kill you, short term anyway. Now I use a respirator.
 
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nEighter;735020 I have a feeling that you have even tasted a chunk of Azek before :w00t:[/quote said:
It does look like Brie cheese.

The shavings is like shaved Parmesan.

I think he has too
 
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Hey Bass, I made a bit storage piece like that out of a scrap piece of Azek. Predrilled the holes with a 1/4" bit. The nice thing was, the heat caused the hole to tighten up just enough to hold the bits securely. I suppose with your soft, neatly manicured hands, you will treat that foamboard with the gentle touch it deserves.:w00t::laughing::shutup:
Why I use only the finest materials in my work... or whatever is laying around.:laughing: The Azek block sounds like winner. My bit blocks in the shop are oak. As for your snide comments...:boxing:
 

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Why I use only the finest materials in my work... or whatever is laying around.:laughing: The Azek block sounds like winner. My bit blocks in the shop are oak. As for your snide comments...:boxing:
I was only refering to the fact that you do such fine work, you must keep your digits in the utmost condition so as to not deminish your impecable workmanship...:whistling
 

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Why I use only the finest materials in my work... or whatever is laying around.:laughing: The Azek block sounds like winner. My bit blocks in the shop are oak. As for your snide comments...:boxing:
I have reread his post several times Bass. I fail to see anything snide about it.
Put the gloves away before you hurt your hands.:laughing:
 

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Gus I had a fantastical foamboard tour de force going here and you dare to insult me... inconcievable!:euro:
Oh, yeah, there is a stretch of the imagination....:no:
 
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