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Project by slickSqueegie posted 1000 days ago 2204 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got tired of my chisels rolling around in my toolbox, so I constructed this for the set.
Each chisel slot is custom for each individual chisel. I also added a single rare earth magnet be behind the top alignment support for the chisels as to hold them in place better. the flip up door only opens half way and is held closed by three rare earth magnets.

thanks for looking

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chrisstef

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#1 posted 1000 days ago

well constructed and a great idea … i might be swindling this design for my own needs. Thanks for the contribution slick.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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slickSqueegie

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#2 posted 1000 days ago

Thanks, Swindle away my friend! That is why I posted.

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 1000 days ago

and a swindlin i will go … lol

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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jjw5858

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#4 posted 1000 days ago

Nice job on this….a great home for some good trusted friends…...cheers!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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mafe

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#5 posted 1000 days ago

Nice!
This must be the take care of the chisels day.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1000 days ago

Nice job; this will help you with organization and will pay off as it saves you time and protects your chisels.

-- 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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ChunkyC

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#7 posted 999 days ago

I like projects that surprise me. From the picture, it’s hard to tell that there is a plexiglass door. I was looking at is wondering “how in the world you were going to get your chisels in and out.” Then I thought that you would have to take all the chisels out at once. SURPRISE!

Love it. Nice work.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 999 days ago

Nice design ,I like it.

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jimintx

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#9 posted 149 days ago

Great creative design. I need to do something along these lines.

How do you store this? Is it stable standing up as shown in the pic, or do you keep it laying down?

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slickSqueegie

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#10 posted 149 days ago

Jimintx, this was hung on the wall.
And thank you all for the comments. This has been a great project and very useful!

-- Come check out more of my projects at http://www.mdwoodart.com

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jimintx

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#11 posted 149 days ago

Ah, yes – thanks slick. I have a very old rack for my lathe tools that i made many years ago. it is simple, and not so elegant, and I can either screw it to a wall or deal with it tipping over at random. Your chisel rack got me thinking about a new improved version, and the stability issues with the old one. In the end though, I think that wall attachment remains the best option, at least in my current setting.

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slickSqueegie

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#12 posted 148 days ago

Yes, for chisels I like the wall attachment. This case has been retired now, due to it being 1 chisel slot short of the full set. Lol rookie mistake, won’t happen again! I have replaced it with a newer version, you can see it here

http://mdwoodart.com/wordpress/2014/01/custom-chisel-cabinet/

http://mdwoodart.com/wordpress/2014/01/custom-chisel-cabinet/

This one has a shelf and a custom spring latch!

-- Come check out more of my projects at http://www.mdwoodart.com

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slickSqueegie

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#13 posted 148 days ago

Also, it has a French cleat style hanger on back as well… Slowly but surely I will be making a lot of things that will hang on a cleat for easy removal (if needed) as well as the stability and ease if use of that system.

-- Come check out more of my projects at http://www.mdwoodart.com

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