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Project by James Wright posted 08-13-2016 07:33 PM 891 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One thing I love about my shop is that I rarely have to move to do anything. I can stand in one spot and touch every tool in the shop. it is a fantastic way to work. but that is not enough! I WANT MORE!!! The chisels are kept in several blocks of wood with holes in them and that will just not do for me. On top of that, they are behind me when working at the bench. that means I have to turn around to grab one. That is just too much work for a lazy hand tool guy!

I want them at my bench! But one of the things I love about my bench is that it is open all around it and I can have things hanging off of any side so if chisel handles stick up higher then the bench I would hit them all the time. That is one of the reasons I do not have a tool slot. Then on top of all of that, they need to be kept safe from kids as all three of my kids are in the shop with me every day.

So I want to be able to store all my chisels at the bench in a tool slot but be able to quickly remove them while keeping the kids safe from the tips. and to top it all off in must be carved!

So here is what I came up with!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvpZnkpNNzY

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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AJ1104

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#1 posted 08-13-2016 11:04 PM

Nice ! Very cool project.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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James Wright

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 11:05 PM



Nice ! Very cool project.

- AJ1104

Thanks! this was a lot of fun to make!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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bearkatwood

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#3 posted 08-13-2016 11:27 PM

Awesome look!

-- Brian Noel

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JPJ

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#4 posted 08-13-2016 11:28 PM

Nice job!

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-13-2016 11:31 PM

very cool looking chisel holder….......GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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James Wright

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 02:05 AM



Awesome look!

- bearkatwood

Thanks man! looking forward to WIA

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#7 posted 08-14-2016 02:05 AM



Nice job!

- JPJ

Thanks! it was a fun build.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#8 posted 08-14-2016 02:06 AM



very cool looking chisel holder….......GREAT JOB

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks! this one was a true pleasure to put together.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 08-14-2016 06:31 PM

James, that’s some very nice carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Tim Royal

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#10 posted 08-15-2016 07:31 PM

Nice work James!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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PaulHWood

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 02:13 PM

Besides the awesome carving, this is a great idea which I plan to copy. I have the tool slot and when i need the whole bench, they end up in a pile.

Great idea, and great carvings not only on this piece, but the others in the picture.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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James Wright

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 04:02 PM



James, that s some very nice carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

Thanks! this was a joy to make.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 04:02 PM



Nice work James!

- Tim Royal

Thanks Tim!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#14 posted 08-16-2016 04:04 PM



Besides the awesome carving, this is a great idea which I plan to copy. I have the tool slot and when i need the whole bench, they end up in a pile.

Great idea, and great carvings not only on this piece, but the others in the picture.

- PaulHWood


Thanks! I love to do some carving in the work. it just makes me feel like it is finished then. thanks for the great comment.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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