I recently "upgraded" my router bit storage system, and thought I'd
share some photos in case anyone's looking for inspiration. My new
storage solution started when I found an old 3.5" floppy disk storage
drawer in the discard pile at work (I guess saying "OLD 3.5" floppy
disk" is redundant...). I thought it looked handy for this
application, so I grabbed it. I cut a few pieces of 5/4 butternut
(because that's what I had handy) to fit snugly in the drawers, and
drilled holes spaced at semi-arbitrary distances. I mounted the
drawer under my router table for quick access to bits, but it closes
up so dust/chips can't collect on the bits or in empty holes.
The unused collet sits nicely in a 3/8" (IIRC) hole, and slotting
cutters fit over a 1/4" dowel, as seen in the second photo:
The only problem? I can't buy very many more router bits... Right. I
mean, soon I'll have to move the least-used bits to an alternate
The photos made me realize I need to work on getting more colorful
bits - so far I've been pretty partial to various shades of gray: MLCS
(decent quality on a budget + free shipping) and Infinity (great
quality IMO at moderate prices). My only CMT bit is an upcut spiral,
which doesn't have any orange. Oh, well.
Hope this is, well, inspirational...