chisel boxes

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Project by rjb37 posted 11-29-2013 01:10 PM 1279 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this set of Ashley Isles chisels off the sawmill creek classified section. The first box has chisels from 1/8” up to 1” by 1/8” increments. The big box has 1 1/4” 1 1/2” and 2” chisels in them.
The small box is made of pine and I alternated the chisels vertically to make the box smaller. I did the same with the big except I didn’t alternate them.
The big box has a plywood lid that I glued walnut on the edges. I made the rabbets in them so I wouldn’t see the plywood edges. I glued a strip of leather at the back end of the big box to help protect the end of the box and the chisel ends.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 01:42 PM

That’s very nice, a home and a dust/shavings shield in one !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 02:47 PM

These will make a great addition to your shop and will keep your chisels safe. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 11-29-2013 06:11 PM

Nice little home for some great new tools.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 06:14 PM

Great job on the boxes well worth the effort to help protect some great chisels. As you can probably guess I like Ashley Iles tools and own some of their carving and turning ones

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 07:14 PM

Very nicely done—you’re going to enjoy those great Ashley Isles chisels.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 11-29-2013 07:15 PM

Sweet box.
Got these chisels and love them.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 11-29-2013 09:25 PM

thanx for the comments. These AI chisels have a different feel when compared to my LN chisels. The AI’s are much lighter and thinner but the cut as well as the LN chisels.

-- accidental woodworker

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#8 posted 11-29-2013 11:55 PM

Those are great boxes to store your beauties.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#9 posted 11-30-2013 04:54 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 11-30-2013 04:55 AM

Great job Ralph! I read your blog regularly and remember you making these. I need to make one like this for some new chisels I got recently (Pfeil). Thanks for writing by the way, I really enjoy reading what you’re up to. I love RI also by the way, spend time in Westerly in the summer.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#11 posted 11-30-2013 10:57 AM

A very nice box to keep some very nice chisels in…nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 12-01-2013 12:46 PM

Hi MrFid,
I was born and raised in Westerly, it’s changed a bit from when I was a kid – glad to read you enjoy my daily dribble.

-- accidental woodworker

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