Boring Tools Till – Small Drawer—Spoon bits, Countersinks, Plug Cutters
Started on the next drawer of stuff. The spoon bits I have are about the toughest to make fit, so I started with them. Rather than using a gouge to carve a holder for them, I used auger bits to drill through two pieces of pine simultaneously, with them clamped in my face vise so the lead screw wouldn't push them apart.
Then with four holes drilled (for eight bits), I cut them apart on the bandsaw. Woohoo! They'll fit in a single layer in a small drawer!
So I measured how much height I needed and cut off the drawer.
And glued and clamped a bottom to the piece that didn't have a bottom any more.
For the other half of the drawer, I carved trays for my countersink bits,
And I'll fill the rest of the drawer with spare twist bits and the carbide-tipped spade bits I use for drilling through saw plates.
I think I can take another ¼-⅜ inch off the drawer with the spoon bits tomorrow in order to make room for a pair of runners, so that's going to be the first thing for tomorrow, I think. Almost out of bits to find a home for, finally!