|Project by Woodbridge||posted 10-19-2014 11:56 PM||9013 views||48 times favorited||15 comments|
I attended a woodworking conference a couple of weekends ago and in a moment of weakness when visiting the vendor area bought a set of bench chisels. One can only walk through a room full of tool vendors for so long without having to buy something.
I decided to make a chisel box to store my new chisels. That way they won’t rattle around in the tool chest drawer with my other less pedigreed chisels. I also decided to make a similar box for my set of mortise chisels.
A quick internet search led to a chisel box design posted on Lumber Jocks in 2013. It was based on a a design from Shop Notes Issue 37 pages 6 – 11. The box features a tilting rack that allows you to access the chisels when the box is hung vertically or used horizontally on the bench top.
For the most part to box is made from scraps. The sides are made from 1/8” thick spalted maple veneer laminated to a maple base (made from reused maple hardwood flooring). The lid is a Koa veneer over a poplar base. The box is trimmed with ebony.
The box is 14” long x 10.5” wide x 3” tall. It is finished with shellac.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario