Round & Ready Drill-Bit Carousel
Saw and Assemble
To build one, use a compass to mark three 5"-radius circles on 3/4" plywood. Bandsaw and sand the discs to shape. For the top, locate and mark the nine curved slot locations [Drawing 1a]. Drill 5/8" start holes for the outside and middle slots and 3/8" start holes for each inside slot. Then, scrollsaw or jigsaw between the holes to form the slots. Drill 5/8"-deep holes in the shelf to fit the shanks of your bits and accessories and a 1/2" hole through the base for screw access.
Crosscut the dowels to length. Create a collar with a 3/4" hole in it. Assemble the unit [Drawing 1] and attach the bearing to the base, using the 1/2" access hole in the base to drive the screws into the shelf.
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