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Project by CFrye posted 08-12-2013 03:05 AM 1708 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Organization in our shop is…wanting. So I tossed my perfectionist dreams to the winds and threw together this chisel rack this weekend. Had these craft magnets in the sewing table for years. I’ve seen kitchen knife holders made using magnets and thought “Why not?” Hubby has quite the stack of ‘lumber’ made from the firewood pile. That’s the source of wood. These are not rare earth magnets, so it needed two to hold each chisel (kind of-hence the bottom support shelf). I counter sunk the magnets in the top piece with a 3/4” forsner bit. They fit in tightly but just for sure I epoxied them in place. Finished it off with a coat of paste wax. The last picture is the top of the tool box where the chisels had been kept. Like I said, it’s a start! Questions and comments are welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- God bless, Candy





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Celticscroller

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 03:21 AM

A good start and a great idea!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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CFrye

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 04:24 AM

Thank you Anna! Have you started the carving of your neice? That doesn’t sound right. You know what I mean!

-- God bless, Candy

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 04:37 AM

And a fine start it is. I like the live edge on the
bottom shelf, looks cool.

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 04:40 AM

Great choice of “lumber”, tell hubby to keep on cutting and you can keep on building.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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CFrye

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 04:55 AM

waho--thanks. Have you ever used a live edge base for a suiseki? Or would that detract from the rock?
papadan—no worries there! The firewood pile gets several goings over!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 06:38 AM

I like the concept very much. Chisel edges are out of harm’s way, and out of the way of fingers and flesh. Stored vertically so space saving. You can switch up their arrangement cause they’re not held by specifically sized grooves for example. You can store almost any weight chunk of steel tool there cause the magnets are only holding them vertically. You don’t have to use rare earth minerals (the mining of which is pretty bad for the environment). The tools are just as easy to get to as any other holder could offer. AND you get an extra little ledge for storing things.
SO much goodness. :)

-- Never is longer than forever.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 09:58 AM

I think it is a great start, Candy! So many people see too far ahead and it overwhelms them and they abandon the idea altogether. Every journey starts with one step. And besides – isn’t is better to feel good about things as each small step is taken? Little by little you will see everything fall into place.

I love the chisel holder. It is a great way to keep your chisels at hand. Looks great! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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CFrye

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 11:13 AM

@Robyn—thanks, ‘out of the way of fingers’ is why I started with the chisels! Hubby seems to be a magnet for sharp edged things! Really like to keep him out of the ER!
@Sheila—I tend to over plan a lot! So this was kind of a “Stop thinking and just DO IT!” kind of thing. Even when it didn’t turn out ‘perfect’ I made myself keep at it and NOT start over. Thanks for commenting.

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 11:48 AM

I over plan all the time! I have to stop myself when I realize that the planning takes longer than the actual “doing”! :)

Seeing that you do that is the first step! LOL I find when I just dive and and “do” things usually come out just fine! Wonderful job!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 08-12-2013 12:24 PM

I like it…you obviously put a whole lot more thought into yours than I did mine. Dont know know how many times I have accidentally knocked one out of the rack. Was not an issue when I got started but once I figured out to sharpen those buggers became an issue. A issue you have thought your way past…Nice build. Stay Safe and keep building

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 08-12-2013 09:49 PM

I like the rustic look of it,. Great way to make use of stuff you already had available as well.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 08-12-2013 10:41 PM

I’ve got to get my chisels out of the drawer. Nice job.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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CFrye

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#13 posted 08-13-2013 03:00 AM

@Sheila—How many steps in this program? lol
@BusterB—that made me laugh! Gotta protect those edges (now that we know how to get ‘em)! I really like your chisel-storage-in-the-door rack.
@Chris L.—Thanks!
@Don—Sorry, I don’t have any Sketch Up plans. But, if you want to pay shipping, I could send you some of our custom made firewood ‘lumber’! :-D
Thanks to each of you for commenting and encouraging!

-- God bless, Candy

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lumberjoe

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#14 posted 08-13-2013 03:08 AM

This looks awesome! One tip for you though. Get one of those demagnetizer blocks. Sears sells them for around $8. Over time your chisels will get magnetized. It’s not a big deal when using them, but when sharpening it can become problematic. Demagnetize it before sharpening and you are good to go

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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CFrye

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#15 posted 08-13-2013 04:07 AM

Thanks Joe! I’ll look for one.

-- God bless, Candy

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