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Blog series by lysdexic updated 473 days ago 3 parts 4938 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Design and Inspiration

473 days ago by lysdexic | 6 comments »

I have been working on a chisel rack so I thought I’d just write a brief blog about a “quick” project. I wanted to quit working out of the chisel roll the came with my LN chisels. It was kind of a silly purchase anyway. Its not like a traveling cabinet maker. I drew inspiration from some of the A&C clocks that I have seen here on LJ’s and have drawn sketches. The materials will mirror my workbench: cherry verticals and maple horizontals. The bac...

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Part 2: The rack

473 days ago by lysdexic | 8 comments »

Creating the rack was simple enough. The holes are 1/2” drilled at the drill press. The larger sizes obviously wont go through this hole and required a channel for egress. What I did struggle with was creating cheeks with only about a 1/32” shoulder. This is the technique that worked best. I put the piece into the moxon vice and ensured that it was square to the top surface and then used a rabbet block plane. __ Next I turned my attention to the...

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Part 3: The posts

473 days ago by lysdexic | 15 comments »

The posts are tapered and have two slots to accept the base. The slots were cut at the table saw and squared with the 1/8” chisel. Brandon, I haven’t yet made a bench to go on the bench on top of the bench but I did make a small bench hook for it :^) Next, I tapered the posts using a technique similar to the one Jameel used for the dovetails on the Roubo bench. In this case it is just a spacer with double stick tape. After the band saw cut they were smoothe...

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