|Project by mafe||posted 06-11-2011 02:08 AM||9535 views||12 times favorited||45 comments|
Simple chisel rack with a little twist
A home for my new Japanese chisels.
This morning I had a gift from my sister, she have been living for couple of years in Korea since her American husband was stationed there for the government, before they had to leave she asked me if I had some wishes from Korea, and I said of course some Korean tools, and I suggested local chisels, but after a talk with our Korean LJ buddy Poisson I decided to go for Japanese chisels, he advice this chisel set since he is taking wood working classes in Soul and the teacher had advised him this for cabinet making so the quality should be really fine. Poisson was so kind to offer my sister to meet her in the tool shop to help her, and so they found the Chisels a little Japanese hand plane and also a Korean made mallet and a marking knife so some would be Korean. Thank you so much Poisson for your help I appreciate this a lot.
Last night when I was driving home I saw a ugly plant stand that was set out for trash, but did notice that it was some fine wood (guess teak) it was made of, so I throw it in the car, and today there were a project that fitted just for the wood; a chisel rack for my new chisels. I wanted them to have a stand that I could bring with me so it should take a minimum of space when set in the tool tote, also the rack should be able to be fitted in a tool cabinet later, so the foot should not be permanent and finally it should be a system that I could use as a model for stands for all my different chisels.
So this is what I came up with; a simple rack with a twist, the twist is the foot that can be turned so it disappear into the rack and so the rack can be stored easy or mounted in a tool cabinet without the foot being a space problem.
When I first made it, I was thinking it should have been a prototype, but I liked it so much, that I have decided to keep it as it is.
Finished it up with some dye, linseed oil and a coat of antique wax to remove the ‘new kid on the block’ factor.
1. The rack, with the wonderful chisels, read oak handles and laminated steel.
2. Thank you Nana and Greg, ‘look at all this, I am such a lucky guy’.
3. Trash to some, an old plant stand found in the street.
4. Clamping and gluing, trying to figure out a simple and versatile system.
5. The foot in line, joining of the rack by bamboo pins.
6. Tools, tools, tools – now the Japanese and Koreans can finally meet the English and French in my little work shop.
Ohh yes I used the hand plane today, and this plane rocks, in fact so much that I was thinking if I will ever want to grab a metal plane again… – I also enjoyed a lot to pull the plane, a much more controlled and relaxed movement, than the push, so this is something I will have to look more into after some testing.
Now ready for some wood working.
Hope it could bring some inspiration.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.