I recently made a router bit storage rack from a solid-wood blank and mounted it to the outside of my router table’s base. However, in my small, cramped workshop, I was constantly snagging my pant leg or apron on the rack as I walked past. I wanted to keep my storage rack accessible, but out of the way. The solution to my problem came to me on a recent trip to the hardware store.
DRAWER SLIDE. Instead of installing the router bit storage rack to the outside of my router table base, I mounted the rack to a full-extension drawer slide. I then installed the whole assembly underneath my router table as shown above. Now, to access my router bits, it’s as simple as sliding the rack out and selecting the bit I need. And the best thing is, no more snagged pants.