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Project by Ollie posted 04-24-2012 08:00 PM 5286 views 21 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a small chisel rack/ holder/organizer thing.

In my quest towards organizing my chaos, I am building a small hand tool box with 5 drawers. This thing fits nicely inside one of the drawers, but can be removed if required.

I just measured out a good spacing and cut the round holes with a forstner bit (actually 2 sizes) out of some scrap mahogany and then ripped it in half to form the supports. I planed a small angle on the back of this piece to follow the handles better and prevent the wear.

At the pointy end I just cut small mortices to the size of each blade but at an angle.

To prevent the chisels from sliding about during transport I made a small removable stop behind the handles.

Costs = zero. All made of scraps.
Just oiled it a bit, seems ok so far.

Ollie

-- Ollie, UK.





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#1 posted 04-24-2012 08:13 PM

Wow, they’re beautiful! Both the chisel holder and those Japanese chisels. Can’t wait to see your finished tool box.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 08:35 PM

Excellent!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 09:00 PM

Wow, almost too pretty to use! Are you just collecting or using seriously? I don’t see any wear marks on the chisels which leads me to wonder if you are using kid gloves and padded mallets? ;-)

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 09:20 PM

Great chisel rack. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 04-24-2012 09:37 PM

Bearpie , I am glad you noticed. Since I made a nice little holder, I thought I had better clean up my chisels a bit too.
Sharpened them up and re-oiled the handles.
They get a regular beating with a steel hammer.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 09:40 PM

Nice stuff Ollie.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 12:23 AM

Very Nice- What kind of Chisels are they?

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 02:24 AM

Beautiful. I’m working on a below the bench chest now and have a set of Two Cherries that will need a place to rest.

-- It is what it is...

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#9 posted 04-25-2012 03:07 AM

Beautiful!

-- Kevin

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#10 posted 04-25-2012 03:42 AM

beautiful chisel rack keep the rack give me the chisels ?

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#11 posted 04-25-2012 04:38 AM

great rack Ollie,for those nice set of chisels.

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#12 posted 04-25-2012 05:21 AM

Classy looking rack for sure!!
Fitting for such nice Japanese chisels

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Ollie

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#13 posted 04-25-2012 07:26 AM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.
To answer the Question about the chisels, they are a set of Oire Nomi I purchased about 5 years ago. They are not an expensive set about £120 I think. Purchased from Tilgear in the UK.
When I bought them they had nasty finish on the handles which I removed prior to setting the hoops and sharpening them. Then I applied some danish oil to the handles.

I must say that they were worth the initial effort, they perform very well indeed and hold an edge nicely.

I would be interested to see how well an expensive set of Nomi would perform.

Ollie.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#14 posted 04-25-2012 12:01 PM

The simple beauty and economy of line sure goes well with those beautiful tools ! a gorgeous package that shouts Japan/USA … nicely done !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#15 posted 04-25-2012 12:13 PM

That is a nice looking chisel rack.

I’m a big fan of Japanese chisels and own a few sets for different purposes. They really are as good as they are cracked up to be!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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