Turning Chisel box

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Project by snowdog posted 08-27-2008 09:26 PM 1970 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I bought my lathe I needed tools and really didn’t know what I wanted or if I would like turning so I grabbed a middle of the road set of chisels. Too bad they didn’t come with a box. But in a way I guess it was a good thing. I got to try my hand at making a box. I am amazed at how long things take to make. I have built some rather large projects, decks that are 40×60 and all the things that go along with them. Installed kitchens.. etc All carpentry for sure but not really the same as making a box or anything small. It seems to take as long (if not longer) to make something small than building big projects. It also seems to take a lot more skill :)

Here is my crude attempt at a box.

I went to HomeD for the crappy hardware and was very disappointing in what they offered. I’ll look harder next time. If anyone has suggestions on where to get better hardware please feel free to pass the info on. Lee Valley seems to be pretty good but I really don’t know what I am buying .. yet :) (dang millimeters)

Made from pine and some plywood laying around.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 08-27-2008 10:06 PM

Nice box snowdog!

It looks like you may have Record tools by the looks of the handles.

I have Record tools, but with a little longer blades.

I went the other route, & made larger handles on mine.

That’s what you do when you have time on your hands. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 08-27-2008 11:16 PM

Some of my best stuff is “Made from pine and some plywood laying around”... Maybe if I made one for my chisels I could convince my wife it’s a briefcase and I’m actually going to work! I like it.

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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#3 posted 08-28-2008 12:13 AM

Nice storage solution. I really need something along this order. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 08-28-2008 03:54 AM

great box snowdog!!!!!!! but thanks for bumming me out…after making a lot of BIG things I cant wait to start a series of small projects…lol…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 08-28-2008 05:16 AM

great idea …mine are scattered amongst several drawers : (

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#6 posted 08-28-2008 01:40 PM

Great Idea SnowDog. Looks like a great way to store and keep them togather. Thanks for the pictures.

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 08-28-2008 03:37 PM

You can find many places on the web to buy hardware, McFeelys, Lee Valley, Woodworkers hardware, Tools for Woodworking, come to mind right off the top of my head.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 08-28-2008 09:40 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 10-25-2009 03:53 AM

Looks good to me. Nice work.

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#10 posted 10-25-2009 03:57 AM

I think it’s fine

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