To keep my drill-bit stop collars organized, I drilled two 5⁄32" holes in a 3⁄4"-thick scrap wood block, one of them only 1⁄2" deep.

Advertisement
Structure for storing drill-bit stop collars.

To keep my drill-bit stop collars organized, I drilled two 532 " holes in a 34 "-thick scrap wood block, one of them only 12 " deep. Into the through hole, I drove a 16-penny finishing nail from the bottom up, then rounded its point with a file.

To store the collars, I slip them over the nail starting with the largest, and secure them using the set screw on the top collar. The hex key stores in the stopped hole.
—Jeff Watson, Seattle, Wash.