Since I recently went to the trouble to put handles on my collection of chisels, I decided to also make them more accessible. They used to be kept inside the cabinet shown. The smaller ones were in a lazy Susan that I inherited from my dad, while the longer ones just sat in a pile on a shelf. I made these racks out of scrap wood and mounted them on the outside of the door of the cabinet. While I was at it, I took my rack of ‘good’ chisels* and mounted it on the outside on the other door. The racks are made such that the chisels and the files do not fall off when the doors are opened or closed, but the tools are more readily accessible.
In organizing these, I discovered that I have only two identical files, but I think they were made decades apart. One is a Craftsman and the other is a Heller Bros.
- N.B. the chisels that I re-handled a short time ago are pat of my lutherie tool set and now live in a tool roll.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!