Chisel Drawer

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Project by Bob posted 598 days ago 2083 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 598 days ago

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?

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#2 posted 598 days ago

Very nicely done. I particularly like the walnut strips. You used to cover the bb edges—really classes it up.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 598 days ago

Each slot is 1 1/2” – If I were to redo it, I think I would have made a portion of the slots wider

-- Bob, So. Cal

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#4 posted 598 days ago

Thanks Bob,

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.


-- Richard D. Wile,

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#5 posted 598 days ago

Very nice! I could only dream of owning that many chisels. Just a bit jealous here…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 598 days ago

a job well done, with room to grow

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#7 posted 597 days ago

Wow this is great Bob.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 597 days ago

Sweet !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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