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Forum topic by Clarkie posted 01-13-2017 05:06 PM 990 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkie

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01-13-2017 05:06 PM

Does anyone have either pictures or plans for a case to hold chisels. Looking for a stationary bank of drawers for a large collection. Have fun, make some dust.


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Kelly

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 01:59 AM

This isn’t holding chisels, but could be adapted for that. To do that, I’d just push the bottom out a bit more, to support the bottoms of the chisels. The upper section is where a magnetic strip is glued, to hold the chisel blades.

Adding a bit of tilt to the whole thing, like I did, allows you to get away with using relatively weak magnetic strips.

Something like this has the advantage of allowing your to add to the collection without building a whole new storage item.


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bandit571

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#2 posted 01-14-2017 02:13 AM

Maybe something like this?

Lately, most of mine have been just hanging around the bench..

Handier for me.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Clarkie

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#3 posted 01-14-2017 03:00 AM

Hello Kelly and Bandit, thanks for the ideas. That would work for daily use, but what I’m intending the cabinet for is storage. So, my thoughts are of a bank of drawers say about 8 to 10 drawers. Deep enough to hold double sets of chisels and wide enough for the bigger slicks, say the 3 to 4 inch framing kind.
I looked on line and on you tube, but seems nobody has anything to offer there yet. This will be for my private collection so I can free up space in my tool boxes and smaller boxes. Again, thanks for the help, and when I do come up with a plan I’ll show you what it turned out to be.

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bandit571

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#4 posted 01-14-2017 03:10 AM

Walk into walmart’s kitchen department. Drawer organizers for knives, forks, and spoons. Line them with felt, to keep them from banging around. Buy as many trays as you think will fit in the drawer.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Kirk650

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#5 posted 01-14-2017 03:44 AM

My brother gifted me some old mahogany and I used it to make a chisel rack that looks a lot like some spoon racks you’ve seen. My high use chisels are in the rack, and the others are in leather chisel rolls.

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 01-14-2017 04:27 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/72545

Made mine for a french cleat right next to my fold away work bench, that way I don’t misplace them as much.

When I’m done using them I put them right back.

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#7 posted 01-14-2017 06:51 AM

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#8 posted 01-15-2017 07:11 AM

This is a quick one I made for my Narex Mortise Chisels the were always hiding somewhere in a box, now sit below the workbench when not in use.

This is what I came up with for a set of Stanley S.W.s that are my usual go to chisels, the french cleat mount for the stand is great to get them put away when not on the bench.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Clarkie

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#9 posted 01-16-2017 03:04 AM

Andre, thanks for the help, I like the French cleat design. I’ve gotten some good ideas here, now just have to sit down and start doing the drawing for the cabinets. Have fun, make some dust.

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builtinbkyn

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#10 posted 01-16-2017 04:01 AM

This is my solution for my hand tool storage. It’s in my blog, but never posted it as a project so it wouldn’t show up in a search.

Edit: It also doubles as my computer desk and lunch table :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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