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My poor workshop area is so disorganised and disgracefully messy I decided that I should do something about it. I have two wooden boxes with chisels in them, or should be in them, and several other chisels still in their plastic containers, on my workbench. Thouble is most of the chisels are not where they should be. This creates more mess, and sore fingers and damaged cutting edges.
So an Executive decision was made after seeing someone elses good work, and I whipped up a chisel holder. I have to admit to being a little slack because I used boards from my stack and did not machine them first. Couldn’t see the necessity as a FANCY cabinet would not contribute anything more that this daggy one does, except for clearing my bench of two flat boxes and some plastic containers, and all my chisels are neat and tidy completely out of the way, but still within easy reach.
The outer edges are pine, the back is MDF and the inner rails are Douglas Fir. I used some PVC pipe, cut in two and screwed to the rails to support the chisels and the handles sit in recess holes.

C & C welcome.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 513 days ago

It make a real nice chisel organizer. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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ghost5

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#2 posted 513 days ago

I looked at this and thought it was mine :-). I just built one of these to get my growing number of lathe tools in order. Now it is full and I have three new ones that need a home. Good job I’m with you it doesn’t need to be fancy it needs to work.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 513 days ago

ghost5, was that yours that used earth magnets to hold the chisels?? If that one was yours then I copied you.

All it has to do is hold them.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Rockbuster

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#4 posted 513 days ago

Good job there Bob, this is something that I should have done years ago, thanks for reminding me.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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ghost5

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#5 posted 513 days ago

No I didn’t use a magnet just added a dowel in front of the chisels to help hold them in. I was using what was on hand. I used to drywall screws to “temporarily” hold the dowel in place while glue dried then realized they were good for hanging squares and such so I left them.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 513 days ago

I like it, it is quick, works for what you want and above all simple. Myself I would suggest that you have made room to grow your collection. Like you I made a nice layout, but for two drawers where the lathe is and had 4 extra slots for new chisels. 10 years later my Father drops in with another lathe, two sets of chisels and all the goodies he got and never used. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 513 days ago

woodbutcherbynight, I live in hope of that, or something similar, happening to me. Not very likely though. Guess that I’d better not hold my breath. I take your point though, a bit more space never goes to waste.
If I get any more chisels I can always chuck the SKEW, I hate it, and have destroyed more pieces with it than I have finished.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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