Turning Chisel Box

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Project by Joedcatman posted 1612 days ago 1094 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I inherited these old Craftsman scraper chisels from my brother-in-law about 2 months ago and figured they should be in their own special box. The sides, ends, and tool rests are cherry. The top and bottom are 1/4” birch plywood. Unfortunately I found out the birch veneer is very thin. The box has 4 coats of linseed oil with clear lacquer on the top only. My brother-in-law was a master carpenter, cabinet maker, ship builder and my inspiration to do more and better woodworking. I’m still working on the better part.

The box I made for his ashes is in the last picture. It is made from walnut, maple with purple heart runners. It was my way of saying thank you to him and his family. We sent him off with a pack of cigarettes and a little bottle of whiskey. Provisions so to speak.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#1 posted 1612 days ago

Nice work, Joe! Very nice.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#2 posted 1612 days ago

Another thumbs up Joe. It wouldn’t be the first time (or probably the last) time that someone found out how thin the veneer is on the new plywood!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 1612 days ago

Thanks Dez. Anytime you’re in the neighborhood you are welcome to visit. Just shoot me an email to my username at yahoo and I’ll send you an address and phone #.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#4 posted 1612 days ago

Very nice box. I think those turning chisels deserve nice box like this.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1612 days ago

Good box

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1611 days ago

Good job on the box—Really nice.


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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