Chisel Rack

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 01-10-2018 06:21 PM 1863 views 8 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a nice set of Woodriver bench chisels and wanted to place to store them as I am using them and at a comfortable height when I am using my benchtop bench (more to come on that later)

I found this concept on the internet and it gave the exact dimensions for the build, but I had to tweak the dimensions for obvious reason and I have included my Sketchup plans below for them. Oh by the way if you want to look at the video and build step by step you can find them here

This entire project was made from scrap oak and pine I had lying around, so this project didn’t cost me anything… gotta love scrap projects.

Step 1. Cut the lumber to rough dimensions leaving most everything over size so as that I could trim off the glue up parts after the glue was set.

Step: 2. Layout all the tools you want in the rack and space them out accordingly. (My top is 17” long x 2/ 3/8’ wide), I also cut 1” sections of pine to form the dividers, and then glue the other side creating a sandwich , glue it up and wait.

Step 3: Create the bottom by gluing up 2 pieces of oak with the same dimensions as the top shelf and only use 2 dividers to establish the ends of the bottom well that the chisels will sit into.

Step 3; Build the sides again I used oak and made these sides 1” wider than the top and bottom components so as that to center the top shelf and bottom well (not sure what to call this part) so as that I can recess these parts by 1/2”. Next I cut a arc into the top of the sides , purely for aesthetic reasons.

Step 4 ; After all the components are glued up I used a 1/4’ round over bit to remove all the sharp edges that my hands will come in contact with.

Step 5: Assembly time… There is no fancy joinery on this I basically used glue and attached the top and bottom to the sides, (I might put dowels into these parts since its being glued to engrain) clamped it in place and left it to dry for couple of hours.

Some design characteristics
1. I raised the bottom well up 1/2” so as that the chisels would not touch the work surface
2. I centered the upper and lower components to the sides thus making it balance and sturdy
3. Rounded over all edges
4. Applied 3 coats of Poly Acrylic to protect the wood from abuse.

By the way if you need my set of plans you can download the PDF here

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 04:16 AM

I was overthinking how to store my chisels in an easy to find way. This solves it.

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 04:51 AM

I was overthinking how to store my chisels in an easy to find way. This solves it.

- SteveMI

Hi Steve

I was overthinking it as well until I found the youtube video… Thanks for looking

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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