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Project by thelt posted 05-22-2011 12:32 PM 1923 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a down and dirty prototype I saw somewhere, either on LJ’s or in a magazine. I don’t remember where. Now that I know where my mistakes are I’ll do another one in a more better piece of wood, this one is made from pine scraps. One of the things that need to be corrected is the spacing between chisels. On this one the spacing is a bit uneven. I find it difficult to get the spacing down because of the different sizes of chisel and the handles are also different sizes. Any suggestions? Any and all help is appreciated.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 12:50 PM

Very nice holder. I love it having a place for all the tools to put them neatly away after completing a project!

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 05:06 PM

That’s pretty cool. I’m tempted to rush down to my workshop and make one right now, even though it’s 11:00 at night.

; )

I like how it has holes at the top to allow you to hang it on the wall, and comes off to sit on your table while you are working.

Nice one.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 05:23 PM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 07:16 PM

This looks like something I want to make! Thanks for posting it.

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#5 posted 05-22-2011 08:18 PM

It’s definitely something on my “do eventually” list.

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 08:22 PM

Neat idea.

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#7 posted 05-22-2011 08:56 PM

It’s very nice. A pleasant home for some attractive chisels.

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 09:08 PM

I was looking for an idea like this. I was thinking something similar with a kick stand on the back for when I use it away fro mthe bench.

As for spacing I think the only way would be to put down a piece a wood and neatly place your chisels on it and mark out your spacing custom for the chisels you want to put on the rack. Since they are all different I don’t think that there is some magic formula.

Nice job.

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