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Chisel drawer with room to grow! Just finished this chisel drawer in my hand tool cabinet. Drawers made from 1/2” baltic birch and covered with thin strips of walnut. Finished with oil/poly blend and paste wax
-- Bob, So. Cal
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#1 posted 12-03-2012 11:21 AM
Well done Bob,
I have tried various things to keep my drawer full of assorted hand tools (carving tools, dog-legs, corner chisels, etc.) organized, including magnet strips and small boxes. This approach seems the most foolproof and flexible, this will be my next shop project.
Thanks for the inspiration – great idea!
How wide did you settle for on the inside width of each slot?
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#2 posted 12-03-2012 01:12 PM
Very nicely done. I particularly like the walnut strips. You used to cover the bb edges—really classes it up.
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#3 posted 12-03-2012 03:16 PM
Each slot is 1 1/2” – If I were to redo it, I think I would have made a portion of the slots wider
#4 posted 12-03-2012 04:43 PM
That’s a good thought, i was actually debating doing a few at 1 1/4”, as I think this would be plenty big for most of the Carving chisels, and maybe only an inch high.
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#5 posted 12-03-2012 06:54 PM
Very nice! I could only dream of owning that many chisels. Just a bit jealous here…
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#6 posted 12-03-2012 11:34 PM
a job well done, with room to grow
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#7 posted 12-04-2012 03:45 AM
Wow this is great Bob.
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#8 posted 12-04-2012 04:11 AM
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