Drill Bit Storage Cabinet
I needed to get all my drill bits in one place. This cabinet is going to fit under the drill press and store all the drill bit in my shop. Including the Kiss Drill Bit System from FastCap. This can also be used for a bench top drill press stand. Add some wheels maybe go a bit higher with the cabinet this could be a good solution for those bench top drill presses.
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The main case is simple enough two sides, a full bottom and a few strips for the top. One of the main reason for the size of cabinet is this was the last piece of scrap left over from the miter station wall build. I was limited on materials without buying more. I did buy 1/2″ plywood for all the drawer, a shelf, the back and the top. The bottom piece is pocket holed together with glue and flush with the bottom of the sides. The two strips at the top are also pocket holed with glue. They get covered up with the top. The bottom piece gets hole for t-bolts and star knobs. I used the t-bolts to slide into the t-slots within my drill press. The back was just screwed on no glue.
The space at the bottom is a face drawer. Added a shelf to start this process. Need a space there to access the star knobs encase it needs removed. Set a few spacers from the bottom to set the shelf against to make sure its positioned right. Not a whole lot of strength needed for the shelf, a few screws from the side will hold it. Sense the drawer faces are going to be inset, the shelf will also need that same inset. Then create a inset on the sides as well. This will give you somewhere to hold the screws the the magnets will hold on to. Then the top as a 1″ over hang on the front and both sides. All this was 1/2″ plywood.
Simplest drawer for this cabinet. the front, back, and both sides are all the same length. One drawer was taller then the others to hold the Kiss Drill Bit System a highly recommended drill bit set. The drawer are all 1/2″ plywood glued and nailed, no need for fancy joints here. The slides are full extension 12″ slides. Installed in the case first then inserted the drawer. Pull the drawer out a little to ad some screws. The faces are inset with a 1/16″ gap. Clamped the face on then from the inside ran screws in to hold the face. The bottom faux drawer is just a drawer face with magnets inset to hold up against some screws in the inner frame. Check your gaps and aliments and make any adjustments needs to fix the issue. The kiss drill system has a slanted design to it To make the system set up right. I made a ramp to hold the front end of the system up to make the back set at 90 degrees.
My drill press has t-slots in the base. I used those slot with t-bolts in the cabinet to hold this unit in place. I can count, on a signal digit hand, how many times I have drilled pass the depth it will go with the cabinet in place. When/If I ever need to make a larger depth I’ll just move the cabinet.