Regain control of all those loose 1/4" tool bits with this durable bit holder.
Fast, cheap, easy, and useful. Truly. A great Father's Day Item - you can make it quick!
Step 1: What You Need
|Foam Rubber Floor Tile||Utility Knife|
|Small Piece of Wood||Drill & ¼” Bit|
Step 2: How It's Made.
- Decide the capacity you want for your bit holder You can either think in terms of how many items to hold, or instead what is the desired final dimensions? The example shown has a single row of bits running down a 2 foot board. I like this size because it’s too big to misplace or not notice. My 2 foot board holds 48 bits! Spending half your time looking for that tool can really slow a process down! Have you ever bought more of the same tools because you’ve misplaced them? That’s not me of course – I heard about that from a friend…
- Cut the backer board accordingly. I had a bunch of L shaped molding, so I used it. You could choose a board as simple as ¾” square by 1 or 2 feet long. The L shape is not required, I just had a lot on hand.
- Cut a piece of foam tile to match the surface of the wood backer board.
- Mark and Drill holes in the foam tile ½” apart. Use a sacrificial backing board while drilling holes in the foam.
- Attach the foam to the board with glue – I used epoxy. Recently, I’ve been using super-glue with good results. Epoxy is probably better.
- Optionally, Drill out some holes in the end and glue in some stiff wire hangers. Or you could simply drill a good size hole in at one of the ends. Essentially make the last hole on one end a bit bigger.
- Get all those bits under control with your new organizer.
You can place it horizontally or to save space, hang it vertically.
Step 3: Video A
Step 4: Video B
Step 5: Other Photos
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