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Japanese Style Mortise Chisel Box

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Project by RPersad posted 1013 days ago 2274 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a set of six Narex Mortise Chisels from Lee Valley and I wanted a box to store them in. While looking i liked the simplicity of a japanese chisel box (thanks MaFe) so i modified the original to suit me. I figured a box like this would be better than a box made to fit only the six chisels because any other mortise chisels i buy will end up in the box as well. Made totally from wood i had lying around….five different woods to be precise…the top and ends are mahogany, the base is pine, the sides are cypre, the strips across the top are teak and the little divider inside is cedar. basic nailed and glued joints except for the ends which are mortised into the sides (I figured since it was holding mortise chisels it should have mortise and tenon joinery). The box also holds a bottle of oil and a sponge to oil the chisels after use (I hate to see rust on my tools) and a rag to wipe off the oil before use.

-- Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off than it is to cut MORON.





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1013 days ago

nice idea to let the box give a hint of whats inside … :-)

goood job

Dennis

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vakman

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#2 posted 1012 days ago

Nicely done.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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mafe

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#3 posted 1012 days ago

What a cool chisel box!
And the fact that you give them a box with a oil and a rag is admireable.
If all took care of their tools this way we would have a better planet.
Such a nice box.
(Thank your for sending me a thought).
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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