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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 09-02-2010 03:31 PM 3356 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple rack I made this week for my Crown Butt Chisels. I used scrap maple.
I had them in the original box in a tool box for a long time. Decided it was time to make them more
convenient to use.

I cut the slots on my Torque Work Centre, but could have also done it with my router sled.
Everything else is pretty basic.

Thanks for looking
Kent

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





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patron

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 03:37 PM

nice little rack , kent .

should prove handy .

glad you got around to it ,
i have wondered what was taking so long .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 03:40 PM

That’s a nice little rack for those chisels. To me it’s the little things like that rack that really make a shop special.

-- 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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#3 posted 09-02-2010 03:44 PM

Looks very nice….. but Kent, could you turn those chisels over, they are laying on their cutting edge.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 03:46 PM

Nice chisel rack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 04:22 PM

Hey there Tex,

Look at the rack on them chisels…..... lol. Stellar job, bud, but I need to know something?

I’ve heard of Crowns before and read about them, but what exactly is a “butt” chisel”? Are they more for

chopping, mortising, or just general use…? They look purty !!!!!!!!!!! Explanation, please…

Inquiring minds (and dummys) want to know…....... lol.

-- " Unwanted mistakes.... are missed opportunities"......

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Kent Shepherd

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 04:41 PM

Hey Rick. A butt chisel is basically just a short chisel. The handle “butts” up to the palm of your hand.
It’s just better for certain tasks. It’s one of those things you just know when to use them. Sometimes I pick up a regular length chisel and immediately feel I need the short one. I don’t use a mallet with these. It would be awkward.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-butt-chisel.htm

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

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 05:37 PM

Hey Kent,
Thanks for the explanation on the chisels….The link was interesting…I found out things I didn’t know.
Boy… you can use them for a several differnt jobs…I’d like to have a set of those… They may fit me to a tee. Short, fat, and stubby, we would work good together….Sounds like my knid of tool…... lol… By the by… where did you get yours? Never mind… I just found them at WW Supply…Cheap, aren’t they?

-- " Unwanted mistakes.... are missed opportunities"......

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 05:47 PM

Nice little rack! COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 06:03 PM

It may be simple. but it is very pretty. I like the perfect, curved lines.

-- christine

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 06:45 PM

I sure hope this is curly maple, since I don’t see any bubinga, or other exotics in use!

nicely done. looks very user friendly.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 07:25 PM

Sharon, Believe it or not, it is just plain ole maple. You would not the fathom the inner struggle for me to make anything so plain. I actually thought of putting a bubinga stripe, but overcame the temptation. It was like withdrawal, only worse. Maybe there is hope for me and my exotic addiction after all! One step at a time. Wait till you see the fir storage cabinet I’m working on for the shop.—-Painted!!!!!!!!!

Thanks

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

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mafe

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 09:28 PM

Sexy chisels, and a really handy little rack, yes tools must be where we need them.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 09-03-2010 12:11 AM

I’ll have to keep this in mind Kent My Crowns need a home too!! thanks for posting

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#14 posted 09-07-2010 12:41 AM

Nice one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 09-07-2010 01:46 AM

Kinda’ saddens me when the shop jigs and accessories people make … look nicer than the furniture that I make ;-)

Very nice !

-- -- Neil

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