Chisel box

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Project by Jim Good posted 09-09-2010 09:45 PM 2280 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chisel cabinet made of alder, with pegged/capped finger joints, breadboard-style door with alder/spalted alder. Finished with three coats of clear shellac. Made as part of Northwest Woodworking Studio joinery class with Gary Ragowski, summer 2010. I had just purchased a set of LN chisels and thought this would be a great place to store them.

I’m building a new, larger tool wall cabinet for tools now, so I’m not sure how I’ll use this in the future.

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Tony Strupulis

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 10:07 PM

Nice cabinet! I built the same cabinet out of cherry with Gary in 2008, except with a frame and panel door.

The size of the cabinet is right for a class. I can’t say for sure, but it looks like he sized the project to fit in an airline approved carry-on bag.

Mine is hanging empty in my office. I’ll have to think about pulling the shelf out and notching it for chisels. I’m glad I didn’t glue the shelf!

-- Tony -

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Thomas Keefe

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 10:56 PM

I know, when you make your larger tool wall cabinet, send this one to me. I will put my chisels in it. lol

Seriously, it looks great. Nice job.


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#3 posted 09-10-2010 12:36 AM

Very neat little chisel cabinet Jim. I especially like the joinery…. Good stuff…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 11:32 AM

Nice cabinet, it’s wonderful to see the love for tools make us build cabinets for them.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 03:42 PM

I agree with mafe. I think our love of tools really brings out the best in our projects. It shows with your box and mallet. I really like the joinery on your box and the handle on your mallet.

-- You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -- George Burns

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 04:11 PM

Nice cabinet.

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 04:24 PM

I took the same class, at the same place, and made the very same project!!!
Great idea on the use! when was the class you took? im going to be doing Garry’s two year mastery program.
-Matthew Kanoamata

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Jim Good

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#8 posted 07-18-2013 04:31 PM

Matthew – Let’s see… I think it was in 2010 when I took the joinery classes. You’ll certainly learn a lot in the two-year program. You’ll be a real pro! Good luck to you.

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