Chisel Box #2

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Project by Woodbridge posted 10-20-2014 08:27 PM 3575 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second chisel box that I made this week. This one is for my set of mortise chisels. Like the first chisel box it is based on plans from Shop Notes Issue 37. However, I decided to make it in two halves.

This box case is made from 1” strips of mahogany ripped from mahogany door jambs that I re-glued together to make the 3.25” sides. I ran out of wood and had to route around my mahogany cut-off bin to find a few pieces for the box ends. They don’t quite match, but that is all I had.

The lid is a veneer over a poplar base. The chisel rack is made from scraps of cherry.

When I went to add the hinges this morning I realized that the inside butttons would not work when the box was open. So I cut them and simply glued them in place.

I have included a before and after photo of my mortise chisels box.

The box is 6.75” wide x 6.5” tall x 15” long.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 09:02 PM

That is nice, compact and very handy, wish I had have seen this design before I started my tool cabinet,

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 09:14 PM

Nice job Peter.
That’s came out great !

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#3 posted 10-20-2014 11:15 PM

i really like the fact that you made such an attractive box from scraps, i really like it..and i guess you do to, you posted it….lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 11:40 PM

Thanks for the comments. I like the look of this box. I think this style of box, with slightly altered dimensions and no chisel rack, might also make a nice presentation box for a fine bottle of wine or cognac.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 10-20-2014 11:45 PM

Well done on the set. Complimentary chisel boxes – pretty uptown!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 10-21-2014 11:36 AM

Another nicely made chisel box Peter. Very convenient and nice looking too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-21-2014 02:06 PM

Nice Follow up .
They certainly deserve a nice home like this .


-- Kiefer

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