|Project by Brandon||posted 01-11-2012 08:08 PM||13404 views||15 times favorited||21 comments|
I needed a new home for my set of Narex chisels and I figured that since a lot of people here have the same chisels, I’d post my version of a simple and easy chisel rack. There are a number of other good examples of storage solutions for chisels on this site, so if you’re going to build a chisel rack or caddy or box or whatever, search around this site first.
I chose to use scrap material that I had sitting around. Here I have two pieces of red oak, although they are very different color.
First, I bored 9 holes for my 9 chisels each at 7/8” and spaced them 1 3/4” apart.
Then I beveled the outside edges of the holes with a champfer router bit.
All the chisels that were under 7/8” would fit into the holes as is, but the holes for the larger chisels (i.e., 1” and 1 1/4”) needed to adjusted. I marked the cut out area and chopped them with a couple of mortise chisels.
Cleaned up the edges with a smoothing plane and added a small chamfer to the outer corners.
Attached a back piece and coated the whole thing with boiled linseed oil. Not sure that it needed a finish, but why shy away from the opportunity to use BLO? It makes the wood look so beautiful. :-)
Drilled some pilot holes and screwed it into the wall. Voila!
The whole project took only about 30 minutes and now I have a nice home for the Narex chisels. If I were to change one thing, I think I’d make the back piece of wood about 1/4” instead of 3/4” so that the chisels wouldn’t stick out from the wall so far. Hopefully this is helpful for someone needing to do something similar.
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