ToolGuyd contributor and frequent commentor JeffD made this very awesome hex bit holder out of oak. The wood bit organizer is made from 2″x2″ red oak stock and is finished with a chestnut stain. Jeff designed the holder to store up to 20 1/4″ hex-shanked bits.
I particularly like the nice beveled corners of the holder. The design is simple yet classy. Nice work Jeff!
Store-bought bit holders, such as those by Mechanics Time Savers, are readily available but are nowhere near as elegant as DIY bit holders such as this one.
Mechanics Time Savers Bit Holder via Amazon
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The only issue with using Oak for this purpose is the need to make sure it is sealed well – otherwise the tanins in the oak will cause rust to form on the bits
Nice work Jeff. I bet that thing comes in handy . It’s nice to have your bits readily available and on hand.
I’m thinking of buying a brake press to make socket trays, so my sockets are always easy to reach for. Thanks for the inspiration.
That is a pretty neat idea to store your drill insert bits in. Problem is with wood (oak in this case), you really have to seal (and re-seal) so that tanins won’t rust your bits.
Ullman and Bronwells sell bit holders and both are made in the USA and not that expensive either.