Drill bit organizer for the shop
Posted by
federico
Los Angeles 
Joined Apr 8, '17 

My first post on the forum, yay! I made something useful that I can share. Got the glowforge a few weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying it a lot.

Keeping drill bits in tool chests was driving me crazy and I was inspired by this blog post. Of course, why would I drill all those holes if I can get a machine to do it.

With some help with the wikipedia entry on drill bit sizes this is what I ended up making:

Mind you it’s on some cheap 0.22" plywood I had lying around so the engraving is not as good as it could be on a better material.

I’ll share the file for this flat section only because I think the design for the box can be improved. I ended up mounting it at an angle and the tabs will vary depending on the material you use.

Idrill-bit-organizer-laser-cut1

Oh, and if you were wondering the front holes are for reference. This is the Illustrator file in case you want to make modifications, I left the numbers as text so you need to expand them before cutting: drill-bit-organizer.ai (152.3 KB) and here is the SVG if you just want to use it right away. I scored the guidelines instead of engraving them because it gave me a cleaner, darker line and it was faster:
drill-bit-organizer


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