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Australian Woodsmith 30th January 2019

Drill Bit Trays

After years of fumbling through a drawer looking for the right drill bit, I decided to devise a better solution. The result was the drawer inserts you see here.

The bits are organised neatly in trays with shallow slots to hold them in place. The two-level, sliding trays allow me to quickly access any bit I need.

The slots for the twist bits were made using a bowl bit at the router table. I used a dado blade to cut slots for the Forstner bits. Now my bits are always at the ready.

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SAFETY IN THE WORKSHOP Safety devices, such as riving knives, guards on table saws and guards over router bits have been deliberately left out of the line drawings in Australian Woodsmith projects in order to make them easier to follow. It goes without saying that where safety devices have been supplied by the manufacturers you should use them. We encourage the use of push sticks as good work practice.
    Exercise vigilance and the greatest of care when using power tools, whether stationary or portable. Keep all your tools sharp and well maintained. Wear protective eyewear, a dust mask and a hearing protector when appropriate. By limiting distractions and developing safe work practices you will go a long way to avoiding workshop accidents. So, work safe fellow woodworkers.  -Editor
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