traveling with chisels??

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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 05-07-2013 12:53 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2013 12:53 PM

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Guys, I was wondering what do you do to travel with chisels? I use a Bucketboss big mouth bag and have 2 chisels which I keep nice and sharp and because they move around in the bag they cut the bag and damage the edge. I tried putting cardboard sheaves around them but that didn’t seem to last very long. ????? Thanks for any ideas.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 02:28 PM

Pat, I’ve wrapped mine in some of my old business cards and then duct taped over those. Mine have lasted quite a while. Only replaced the one that I use the most at the village. But they make nice little sheaths. I’m sure tho there are much better ways.

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 02:32 PM

You can buy or make a chisel roll for them. Here’s the one that Lie-Nielsen makes, but I’m sure there are also cheaper alternatives:

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 01:05 AM

I’ve gone to the hardware store and bought short lengths of different size clear plastic tubing with rather heavy walls. Squash the tubing flat in a vise, maybe warming it a bit if it’s really stiff, and stick the appropriate size chisel into it. Usually a short length, about 2”, seems to work well. It goes on and off easy enough but the flex keeps it on the tool, especially if it is in a pocket.

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 01:18 AM

I think LV sells plastic edge covers. Maybe an option.

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 11:40 AM

Guys, I think the easiest one here is the plastic tubing. I found a couple pics of individual leather sheaths made from old belts. I was thinking of perhaps setting up the dado and making a small wooden sheath with a piece of suede glued to it to tie it?? I have to see how well the tubing holds up. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 11:02 PM

someone said never-run-with-scissors ... guess that applies to chisels too !

sorry couldn’t resist >grinz<

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