Chisel Cabinet

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Project by beaudex posted 06-17-2008 02:00 PM 4669 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a few extra maple doors from another project and thought I needed a separate storage area for my chisels. Its nothing special,I did play around with rare earth magnets as door closures they can be a little finicky but once they are set right they work quite well. I used paper to shim the magnets and washers until they were perfectly set.

You may have noticed the Walnut trim I have stored in the cupboard. As a little tip for those people starting out, I like to keep samples of trim from all my project to show to potential clients for both wood finish and type of trim.

You can see part of my workbench in the foreground, it is my best project yet, I have yet to photograph the whole thing so it is still on the way as a project.

-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 02:16 PM

Great looking cabinet! I could use one of those.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 02:30 PM

Nice rack! How do you make the recessed part that holds the chisel?

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 02:38 PM

Good looking cabinet and workbench. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 03:15 PM

Now that work space look very inviteing…nice use of spare parts…enjoy thanks for posting Blkcherry

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 03:19 PM


Thanks for the comments, I made the recesses fairly simply. Forstner Bits 1/2” diameter halfway through then finished with 3/8”. I then cut out the slots with a bandsaw. I made sure that the racks are removable so I can custom fit any new chisel I get. I have to say custom fitting the chisels was much much more difficult than I had anticipated.

Let me know if this does not answer your question and I will send photos.



-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design

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#6 posted 06-17-2008 04:04 PM

Very nice cabinet.

Also, I had already decided I was going to comment on your bench when I noticed you brought it up. I’ll be looking forward to that posting as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-17-2008 06:43 PM

nice clean cabinet… I think I should build one to give me an excuse to buy some more chisels!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Robert Reznik - Albuquerque, NM -

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#8 posted 06-17-2008 06:58 PM

Nice chisel cabinet.

When I showed pictures of mine, I had those tip protectors on the chisels, and people told me to take them off, because they trap in the moisture. I dunno if it is true or not, but I’m passing it on.

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#9 posted 06-17-2008 07:52 PM


Thanks for the tip, I use my chisels often enough that they definitely would never get rust on them. I can imagine however that if left long enough they would rust more quickly with the guards left on.

-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design

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#10 posted 06-18-2008 12:43 AM

Nce looking project. Impressive chisel collection also. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 06-18-2008 04:30 AM

Very nice

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