|Project by Geedubs||posted 12-30-2010 03:08 AM||1806 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Very simple project. I just purchased a mortising machine and invested a lot of time in cleaning/sharpening/honing the hollow chisels. Not wanting to lose ground on work invested, I decided it would be worth my while to build something that would keep the sharpened chisels safe and dry. So, I grabbed some scrap lumber and made a simple box out of beech; then took part of an old cutting board that had been headed to Goodwill (hate to let any usable lumber out of my grasp) and created the top. I created ‘rests’ for the chisels by using my spindle sander to create half-round rests for the base of the chisels and used my sliding compound miter saw to create dado rests for the chisel bodies. The keys in the corners of the box were made with some scrap hemlock and I learned through experience that using a softwood for keys presents its own problems; never again. I sanded and finished the top with teak oil. The box was finished with Watco Danish Natural. Now to build the mobile cabinet for the mortiser and the drawer within which to keep the new chisel box and other accessories.
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