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Project by DIYaholic posted 526 days ago 1805 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a newbie wood worker, trying to setup shop, it is imperative to get organized. Until now, my chisels resided in their original petro-chemical packaging, being shuffled and moved around the shop as bench space dictated. NOT ANYMORE!!!

These started off as unfinished, never installed white oak flooring.

After ripping off the tongue & groove, the boards were run through my DW735 planer to remove the bottom grooves. Then I crosscut & ripped to final dimensions. During the build, I wasn’t confident in simple butt joints holding up over time. So I decided to beef up the joints by installing dowels. Due to the dimensions, I thought two small dowels per joint would be more aesthetically pleasing and stronger than a single dowel, so that’s what I did. I am also trying to learn the skills needed to be a real wood worker, so butt joints seemed to be less than worthy! Each chisel shaft(?) is sized differently, so each chisel location was “made to order”. The rear support was added after the racks were made, however the base/bottom was sized for a “spacer” that allows for the french cleat. The back of the racks are rabbeted to accept 1/8” hardboard. The edges were chamfered on my router table using a bearing guided bit. I finished them with BLO and Johnson’s paste wax, just my standard shop fixture/furniture treatment. Probably because that is all I’ve got, but it works for me!

These racks hang on my recently installed french cleats, also made from repurposed flooring, but that flooring is pre-finished. Of course, as you can see I left room for future chisel aquisitions. Smart thinkin’ eh!!!

Please don’t look too closely, as you WILL see ill fitting joints, burns from the router bit and a myriad of things I haven’t even noticed yet. Ok, I can take constructive criticism, FIRE AWAY!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?





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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 526 days ago

All right Randy, it’s real nice …..... now can you go and plow that snow? inquiring (and buried) minds need to know.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Sandra

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#2 posted 526 days ago

Heck, you thought it through, got it done and it does the job! All good things in my book.
Well done. I love seeing how other newbies are setting up shop.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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JL7

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#3 posted 526 days ago

Randy – when you posted the “peek” photos earlier…..I really thought the ant farm answer was correct…...but this makes a lot more sense for a wood shop…...

Looking mighty fine for sure…....good to see you posting some projects!

My question is…...how do know how to size those spots for the future expansion?? Does the Oak speak to you?

You got a great shop there, keep crankin’ out the goodies…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 526 days ago

Good design and good build. They look great displayed on the wall. I think the dowels really added to it too.

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

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 526 days ago

Thanks Rex,
I can’t plow right now…...
I’m treating myself to a cold one (or twelve), for a job well done! At least in my opinion!!!

Sandra,
Thanks for the kind words. Although I can see my completely set up shop in my mind….
It is a slow process, actually executing the plan into reality! But I’ll get there.

Jeff,
An ant farm made of wood is a possibility, however….
NOT recommended for a termite farm!!!

The future expansion chisels WILL fit because I will tell them to fit! NO the oak does not “speak” to me, but with a little help from a Dremel rotary tool….

I appreciate the glowing review of my project & progress. It is ALL an attempt to honor & do justice to some gourgeous wood I recieved!!!

jaykaypur,
I’m reasonably proud of the design & outcome. Your aknowledgement of such is greatly valued (even if undeserved)!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Moron

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#6 posted 526 days ago

I really miss a chisel. It defines perfection and teases souls

having so many to choose from or even one sharp one is

breath…………priceless paradise …exhale

I know keep mine in a sock/sack/fruit roll up bag and spread them out when I need them, sadly forgetting the day when they hung proudly collecting dust on my wall of trophies

memories are bitter sweet : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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DIYaholic

12888 posts in 1272 days


#7 posted 526 days ago

I like trophies. They are representative of the fruit roll ups of my labor!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 526 days ago

I gotta go fly & pick up my lathe!

I’ll see ya, when I see ya….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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StumpyNubs

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#9 posted 526 days ago

A “newbie woodworker”? Bologna! I’ve seen your band saw!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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William

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#10 posted 526 days ago

A newby woodworker for sure Stumps.
He’s only been here on limberjerks for around two years.
In procrastination land, that’s a newbie.

Good job Randy.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 526 days ago

Nicely done and looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Kreegan

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#12 posted 526 days ago

Looks good, Randy. Just need some better chisels to go in there. ;-)

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Dave

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#13 posted 526 days ago

Get them gizmos built and those tools stored away.
Great work Randy

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 526 days ago

Stumpy,
Tools & machines do not a woodworker make…..
It is the woodworker that makes the tools & machines perform masterfully!!!

William,
Thanks for gettin’ my back!
I’ll say thanks for the kudos later!!! I gotta put something off, if I’m to procrastinate correctly!!!

Charles,
Thank you for noticing (& commenting)!

Rich,
The goal is to have such a “pretty” shop, where only the “nice” tools feel comfortable to reside…..
thereby scaring away the ugly, cr@ppy & cheap@$$ tools!!!

Dave,
I’ma workin’ onz it!!! Have you read my signature line? I believe that I live up to it!!!

Thank you all, for dropping in and giving kudos! It is greatly appreciated!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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phellemond

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#15 posted 525 days ago

What does BLO stand for?

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