|Project by DIYaholic||posted 125 days ago||1183 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
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!