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Project by blackcherry posted 06-17-2011 03:31 AM 2338 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we have a small chisel cabinet to help out from spending so much time looking around for my chisels. A neat little organizer for my oldest set of chisel. These old and true workmates have been with me for over 20 years, so it about time I gave them a neat little resting place. I added a shelve for some small block planes and other small items. Hope this little cabinet inspires others from the dreaded”now where did i put that …..” good luck and thanks for viewing BC

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 03:52 AM

BC, Personally, I would never make nice chisels wait 20 years, maybe19, but not 20! lol Neat cabinet, and it shows them very well.

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 04:16 AM

Hey BC – have to agree with the not waiting point above – but better late than never! Nicely done.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 05:11 AM

BC well done, what are the small boxes or containers in the lower left, bottom shelf? they look hand made as well??

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 05:56 AM

Maddhatter the little oval box is a grease box, a mixture of bee’s wax , mineral oil for friction reduction on plane soles and some of my table tops. Also works wonder as chap stick in cold months in the shop…lol…BC

Lilredweldingrod and JL7 these chisel for the most part of my working life were kept in my traveling case from job to job. The past 10 years they been scattered across my work benches hiding like little children and now I keep them close with in hand reach like old friends. The blue handle marley is one of the best chisel I ever own, it remarkable how long it will hold it’s edge. It probably dates to the 70’s but the steel is just wonderful, use and abuse but keeps ticking, if you see one or a set pull the trigger and purchase you won’t be sorry.

Hey Pat hope all is well , cool little cabinet a breeze to make and thanks for viewing…BC

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 09:50 AM

Great litlle cabinet I like making stuff like that it’s a great way to excersice & practice your skills & your little cabinet has a range of them,sliding dovetails, stop dadoes etc. & a useful piece of kit at the end.
Nice one

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 10:50 AM

BC nice fun project. Last year I bought a really decent set of chisels and keep them in the box as well. I’m geting ready to build a wall cabinet I saw on Woodsmith Shop and want easy acsess to them as well. Did you use magnets to hold them in there? I was thinking of putting small earth magnets recessed in the wood to hold them from falling. What are your thoughts?

Hope is well buddy! Have a great weekend!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 01:10 PM

What a handsome little cabinet Wilson. Nicely done. I would ask what species of wood you made it from but that would be silly now wouldn’t it?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 06-17-2011 01:14 PM

You turned your need into a great example of your craft and skill.
Great job.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#9 posted 06-17-2011 02:05 PM

Sweet. Man you are organized.

Like the angled cut-off attached to the left cabinet. I see I am not the only one with a sense of history/humor.

Take care,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 06-17-2011 02:32 PM

Nice cabinet. I think that I would have to get myself to a lathe and make a handle for that one Marples chisel so that it would match the others. I have the 4 piece set of those Marples Blue Chip chisels. They are really good chisels once you eventually get then sharp (steel is a bit hard and takes a while), and they hold an edge quite well. However, I hated the plastic handles so I cut them off and made rosewood handles for mine.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#11 posted 06-17-2011 02:36 PM

Great little cabinet for chisel storage!! Nice dovetail detail…..

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 06-17-2011 03:51 PM

Nice looking chisel cabinet.

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#13 posted 06-17-2011 04:03 PM

Hey Ken that’s a great idea with the earth magnets, will have to do this asap.

Steve I always wanted to drill hole in the cut off for a pencil holder since they hid as well when I need one.

Lenny you quest right the wood is cherry and fun to work with, it planes so wonderful.

TDV , Wiggle, sedcokid, and Beginningwoodworker thanks for view and commenting hope you all have a wonderful woodworking summer….Blkcherry

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#14 posted 06-17-2011 04:14 PM

That is a very nice addition to your shop and will serve you well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 06-17-2011 07:44 PM

If I get my shop organized my wife will expect that every where else. I do need something like that and a sandpaper divider. Nice job on the cabinet. Your friends look happy there.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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