Chisel Box

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Project by Gabe C. posted 01-26-2012 07:19 PM 2316 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I owe the creation of this project first and foremost to the woodworkers on this website for giving me the inspiration to realize that I have been disrespecting the function and integrity of my chisels. I am primarily a framer/trim carpenter, and typically I have a handful of chisels in the bottom of my tool bag and probably one in a pocket of my tool pouches. These poor neglected chisels get knocked around and blunted and abused through the passing of time and work, and honestly, I haven’t been paying attention to what they have been trying to tell me every time they slash my hand as I’m reaching for a screwdriver or nail bar. So, after seeing all the professionals on here with their gorgeous chisel boxes, securing and respecting these valuable tools, I realized I was missing something. This is the result. Thank you all for the inspiration. Now I just need to get a decent set of chisels…

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 07:25 PM

These shop projects you’ve posted make you my new lumberjocks hero.

Nice work

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Gabe C.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 07:29 PM

That’s too much. I am no hero, just a carpenter trying to learn and refine my skill set. I am laid off right now and I find myself sitting on my couch with a graph paper pad, looking around my world trying to find ways that I could make something to improve it, plus keep me busy. Thanks for your kind words and for checking it out.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 12:14 AM

Great storage for your chisels .very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 12:39 AM

Nice box/tool holder. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 03:44 PM

Very nice storage unit for your chisels. Really cool project and fine build on this one.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 04:22 PM

Thanks guys! One thing I did learn on this project is that tiny hardware screws will very likely be the death of me.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#7 posted 01-28-2012 05:40 PM

Did you decide specifically to put the handle on the hinge side rather than the latch side, which is the “usual” way?

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 01-28-2012 09:08 PM

Yeah, I wanted to leave the opening side hardware free so that it can be stood on edge on a shelf, table, etc. when not being used.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#9 posted 01-30-2012 07:29 PM

Good job Gabe. I have something similiar to this but the problem is, the chisels dont always make it back into the box. I guess you could call that operator error. By the way, I added another picture to my Pancake Air Compressor cart that shows the bottom of the cart and how I attached the wheel.

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#10 posted 01-30-2012 09:34 PM

Well this looks like a real big improvement. your chisels will appreciate it.


-- 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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