Introduction: CD Case Storage for Router & Drill Bits
Reuse empty CD cases to store router and drill bits in your workshop
Step 1: Cutting the Circle
I cut the circle on my table saw. Do this at your own risk as the table saw is a dangerous tool.. There are videos in youtube showing how to do this but anyway I'm uploading my photos here. I started nailing a nail at 62mm from the saw kerf in a small table saw sled. Then I cut the nail head and filed it to a point. I cut a 65 mm square from a piece of MDF and draw the diagonals to mark the center. I pushed the square center over the nail until it seated fully on the sled.
Step 2: Start Cutting
I started cutting the 4 angles to have an octagon. I found this cuts to be the most difficult as the saw tends to move the wood but holding it firmly against the sled witha push pad made it easier.
Step 3: Turning and Cutting
Turning the MDF a bit every time I kept cutting the points until it had no more points and looked like a circle.
Step 4: Center Hole
I used a Forstner bit to cut the center hole.
Step 5: Drill 1/4 " Holes
I drilled 8 1/4 " holes for my router bits and this is it! I plan to do another one to store drill bits.
I hope someone will find this useful and perhaps improve the idea. Regards!
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