DIY Spade Bit Rack and Drill Bits Holder

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Hello everyone! Today I will be teaching you on how to build your own drill bits holder from scratch. Now some tools I’ll be using here are simply because I happen to have them. That means there are other tools that could get the job done just as easily. My last couple projects I’ve done has left me with this pile of scrap cheap lumber.

Let’s see what I can find to help me out with today’s shop project build. One of the longer boards should do nicely here. I’ll run it through my planer a couple times just to take off the ugly. If you don’t have a thickness planer as I have here, a hand plane will do ya or just a sheet sander in a pinch.

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Mark a length that I think will accommodate the number of drill bits I’ll be organizing. It could be longer or shorter no problem. A materials and wood cut list can be found easily at any DIY shops. As always, check the description. Next, take that over to the miter saw.

I’ll need three of those. Each of these boards as a rounded over edge. Came from the yard like that. The thickness planer took off some of it and I’ll take the rest of it off on the table saw sled.

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After that’s done for all three pieces, I’ll take one and cut it right in half. I’m just eyeballing this as I normally do. A line of glue for wood along one side of those two pieces. Flip em over onto the base piece. Sandwich my third board between those two. I don’t want this too snug. I want a little bit of play in here. Just make sure I didn’t make any sudden movements with those boards.

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While that is drying in the clamps for wood, I’ll take the center board over to the drill press table. I believe this is a 5/16″ drill bit I have here. Just slightly larger than the shanks of the bits I intend to store. I might have these spaced every inch or so and I do a lot of eyeballin because that just happens to be simple and easy. After that is done, I’ll set that piece aside and turn my attention to the drill bit hole gauge.

A quarter inch piece of scrap should do nicely. I’ll simply use the actual bit (spade drill bit) to drill its hole in the gauge a.k.a drill bit sharpening gauge. Trim that down to size. Alright back to my center piece. I’ll mark a couple lines some random distance down from the top. Place the hole gauge there for a moment to check the distance between the two lines.

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Then hammer a couple small nails. Place the  on top of the small nail heads. And tap both sides with a hammer. Just hard enough to make a corresponding mark on the back of the gauge. Then I’ll just drill that out with a drill bit that is slightly larger than that mark. Move that aside. Bring in my base piece that is still in the clamps. Trim the overhang on the table saw setup. From there it’s over to my belt sander to smooth the edges. And take off the corners.

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Time to assemble the drill bit holder homemade. You can glue the vertical holder to the base piece if you like or the base piece can be attached to a shelf and the actual bit holder along with the gauge can then be removed from it and taken to wherever your project is without having to go back and forth for different size drill bits.

I put spade bits in mine but any type of drill bit would worked too. Maybe soon, I’ll demonstrate another DIY project for magnetic bit holder for drill, magnetic bit holder extension, magnetic bit holder for impact driver, magnetic screwdriver bit holder, drill bit holder for impact driver, drill bit holder case, and bit holder socket. Until then, I hope my tutorial is helpful to you.

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