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Nothing fancy here – just a rack I made for my chisels. I thought it was fitting to have my chisels hanging from a rack with hand cut dovetails! It works very well.
-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com
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#1 posted 02-03-2011 07:58 AM
Smart design. THX
-- Router è ancora il mio nome.
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#2 posted 02-03-2011 09:39 AM
nice, been needing one my self.good call on making them dovetails, as thats what i use mine for mostly.hope the grain doesn’t break and drop a chisel though
-- Ben L
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#3 posted 02-03-2011 01:02 PM
Simple and elegant!
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida
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#4 posted 02-03-2011 01:44 PM
Less is more!Best thoughst,MaFe
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#5 posted 02-03-2011 07:59 PM
A very good solution with a very simple solution
Very good idea
Thanks for sharing
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#6 posted 02-03-2011 10:26 PM
The design is interesting. I’m thinking along the same lines as Attainable Apex. The fault line of the grain is right at the narrowest part of the tail and pine not being all that strong across the grain anyway is kind of asking for trouble. Unfortunately since they are socket chisels, the socket of the chisel acts like a wedge every time you drop it into place in the holder and is working toward splitting the dovetail at the fault line. Those sockets have a really low incline so they are very strong and effective wedges. Unfortunately this is a case where round holes (open on one side) would be a lot safer approach than dovetails.
Sorry, I know I’m sounding like a major buzzkill.
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com
#7 posted 02-04-2011 01:46 AM
No buzz kill. I just filter out the noise of over engineering know-it-alls. I am sure the couple of ounces that the chisel weighs will split apart the grain of this fragile pine…
Sure, they will break easily if I ham-hand the chisels into place but guess what, if they do I will drill a hole and put a dowel in place when re-gluing.
It is shop furniture. Get over yourself.
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#8 posted 02-04-2011 02:02 AM
I like it ..clever..Also like the blade guards, Do you dip them ?
#9 posted 02-04-2011 04:43 AM
Sorry Walnut_Weasel I overstepped my bounds. It won’t happen again.
#10 posted 02-04-2011 06:44 AM
They arrived from Lie-Nielsen dipped. I just slip them back on after each use. I was worried that the oil I wipe the blades down with might soften the guards, but so far so good.
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#11 posted 02-08-2011 07:11 AM
I like the idea of dovetails to hold my chisels. I think I am going to make one of these tomorrow. And I agree with you about the strength issues. Dovetails have been used in construction for thousands of years. I know this is not their intended purpose but the same theory applies, strong design carries over. Stop the hate.
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#12 posted 02-08-2011 07:17 AM
Most dovetail designs I’ve seen have the grain running the length of the tails and pins rather than across them… There’s quite a bit of difference.
-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090
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#13 posted 08-14-2011 01:39 AM
Nice chisel rack.
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#14 posted 08-14-2011 04:04 AM
I gotta be with swirt on this one. That’s the first thought that came to mind the second I saw the grain direction. Even worse with the wedging action of the socket chisels. Sounds like you have a patch in mind. If it was me I’d probably implement the patch before I’d risk dropping two of my shiny new Lie Nielsen chisels on their tips.
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