Hand tool cabinet #7: Adding tool holders to the insides of the doors.

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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 03-11-2012 11:44 PM 5980 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple of MAFE inspired chisel racks seem to fit nicely on the inside of the left door. Made from cherry, walnut and spalted oak cutoffs.

The top rack is not completely filled, so a few spacers on the left side.

Rules and misc, layout tools on the right. made use of some rare earth magnets.

My workbench has not been this clean in a while. :)

My workbench has not been this clean in a while. :)

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 11:48 PM

Looking good

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 02:02 PM

Looks pretty spiffy, Tim. What else goes in there, I assume there is still room in the main part of the cabinet?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 04:30 PM

Thanks Shane.

@Jim, Yes I will be putting in some planes, chisel hammer, a couple of small drawers to hold misc. that is coming up next. My goal is to be able to grab the tool I need without having to move something out of the way, it remains to be seen if I can accomplish this. Hoping to keep most everything modular so changes can be made more easily in the future, a removable tote of some kind may also have a role in this.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 04:32 PM

Totally love it! You did a much finer job of making the mounts attractive. Mine are cheap pine but it was still really fun to experiment. I have serious chisel envy and I’m glad you dressed their holder up, deservedly. You have some very fine hand tools and I love to see them respected this way:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 07:02 PM

Looks good Tim. I like the little arches.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 08:33 PM

Nice work Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 10:22 AM

This is a great chisel rack indeed! Your tools seem to fit snugly in this custom cabinet of yours. Being in the closets Bergen industry, it is admiring to see such projects by inspiring individuals like you!

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#8 posted 03-13-2012 05:28 PM

Looks just wonderful.
Beautiful chisels.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-20-2012 09:55 PM

AAwwwwwsome! Damascus chisels? Never seen such thing, beautiful.

-- - Frank

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 08:32 PM

super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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