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Chisel rack (random scraps of exotics)

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Project by Konquest posted 07-07-2011 02:53 AM 2391 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In between two paid projects this summer, I wanted to do a week-long project that would use up some scraps from the bin as well as get some creative juices flowing. I recently was given a set of chisels that belonged to my grandfather and wanted to make a rack that would sit on the bench to keep them at arm’s length, without the risk of them just rolling around loose on the benchtop. I also got to work out some design kinks and create something that might someday be a hall table. Anyway, woods are laminated “sandwiches” of (here goes): Rosewood, Padauk, Redheart, Paela, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Zebrawood, Andiroba, and African Mahogany. And oak, as in the pegged joints holding it all together. Save your scraps, glue them all together, and see what you can create!

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.





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#1 posted 07-07-2011 03:01 AM

Wow. This is almost too nice to use. Wonderful. You will have to post a photo with the chisels in it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 03:33 AM

I second the motion for the chisels picture : )

What kind of Rosewood ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 03:36 AM

Your chisels are moving into a luxury condo , ....great work !

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 03:44 AM

WOW, your scraps make me drool and pant.
Nice work
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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finns

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 04:24 AM

Really nice. I get a kick out of your finishing room. I don’t think I could get that one past the wife.

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Konquest

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 04:57 AM

@Dusty56: Honduras Rosewood.

@finns: I only do wipe on/wipe off oil finishes in the kitchen (in this case, tung oil). Nothing with fumes and funky smells. Also, my wife is out tonight and I can’t be hiding out in the shop when I’ve got to supervise my kid.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 05:12 AM

Alright ! I happen to have some in stock : )
Keep up the nice work !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Konquest

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 05:30 AM

Here you go, homies. Room for my japanese kughiki saw and a few more chisels down the road.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#9 posted 07-07-2011 07:06 AM

That’s what we wanted to see! I can’t believe you are applying finish in the kitchen! You must rule your house. :)

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#10 posted 07-07-2011 05:03 PM

The little girl you see in the picture climbing on top of the chair is the ruler of the house…

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#11 posted 07-07-2011 05:24 PM

Unnecessarily handsome and I love it for that! Heirloom quality chisel racks; you’ve raised the bar.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 07-07-2011 06:49 PM

Very nice…now it looks complete with the chisels in place : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 06:57 PM

Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 07:06 PM

Great place for your grandfathers chisels. Looks fantastic!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#15 posted 07-08-2011 05:14 AM

Sweet. I may have to haul mine out of their plastic box and use your inspiration with my scraps. Thanks for sharing.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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