|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 04-21-2013 at 12:14 PM||2214 views||2 times favorited||27 replies|
04-21-2013 at 12:14 PM
Here we are, folks…my chisels, all 75 of them, in holders suspended from low-friction rails in a drawer!! Ta Daaaah! Well… it’s still a work in progress..probably 55-60 showing when I took this photo.
So… I made some tempered hardboard ‘bridges’ that hang between the nylon runners. Some maple spacers placed between each chisel, and sandwiched with another identical piece of hardboard. The drawer is hung with full-extension glides. If I make more ‘folders’ I could probably store over 100 chisels. I’ve sorted the rows by size, a separate holder for each of the typical widths. I am going to build another identical drawer for this cabinet, for files, rasps, punches, and other similar-shaped tools.
And pictured above is one single assembly, which with the others can be slid back and forth on the runners as you browse your cache of vintage tools. I’m happy to show off my new and old chisel hoard, some vintage Marples, Eskilunas, Sheffields, and of course Stanleys from a different age.
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