|Project by LeTurbo||posted 06-30-2015 09:34 PM||2350 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I inherited these Jernbolaget Swedish chisels from my Dad, who must have bought them in the 1950s or 60s. He hadn’t used them much, but now they’re my main go-to when I’m at work (besides the Marples “beater chisel” and a few fleamarket finds).
They were getting knocked about on the workbench, which is also about 70 years old and still (I’ll get around to fixing it) has protruding carriage bolts holding the top on. Of course, they’re always exactly where you put your chisel down…
I had a few pieces of walnut lying around. There’s a section at our lumberyard where they sell commercial rejects, so I probably paid about $7 for all of this. The sides are 300mm X 300mm, depth about 100mm.
The insides are kiaat. And yes, I messed up the dovetails a bit by forgetting the lip and changing my dimensions halfway through. But, at the end of the day, it’s just a storage box.
The chisels are looking a bit worse for wear right now. On a site job in a factory, I thought I’d found a safe place to store everything – and it turned out to be the one square foot where the roof leaked.