Who couldn't use more drill bits? Today I needed a bunch.

I've been spending the week building some closet accessories for my sister.  Our grandmother is moving in with her family, and they are building a new closet for her and wanted a variety of storage options for her.

More than most projects, this one was driving me nuts!  For one thing, I hate working with pine!  Add to that the fact that my sister wanted me to incorporate some used drawers from an old dresser.  Of course those drawers were warped and had central-mounted drawer runners.  The runners had to go and were replaced with some nice side-mounted slides.  The twist is still presenting a challenge, but I believe I've got it licked.

The other big challenge was the fact that the pine boards were destined to be used as 16" wide boards, and in my move to my current shop I misplaced my cross-cut sliding table.  Not a big deal, and I think like many woodworkers I get as much pleasure building jigs and fixtures as I do building the projects that the jigs produce.

Most of the joints were glued butt joints with pocket screws, but a couple were reinforced with wood dowels.  That's what leads me to this post.  Wouldn't you know that my 3/8" brad point bits were all toasted and dull, so I had to resort to using a Forstner bit.  Now I need new 3/8" brad points AND Forstner bits!

I happened to stumble upon a neat 20 piece mixed set from Woodcraft that contains both brad point and Forstner bits.

The set contains:
13 brad points, sized: 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", 9/32", 5/16", 11/32", 3/8", 13/32", 7/16", 15/32", 1/2"
And 7 Forstner bits, sized: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1"

See it here: Woodcraft.com

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