Chisel Rack #1: Design and Inspiration

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 05-07-2013 02:14 AM 4021 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been working on a chisel rack so I thought I’d just write a brief blog about a “quick” project.

I wanted to quit working out of the chisel roll the came with my LN chisels. It was kind of a silly purchase anyway. Its not like a traveling cabinet maker.

I drew inspiration from some of the A&C clocks that I have seen here on LJ’s and have drawn sketches.

The materials will mirror my workbench: cherry verticals and maple horizontals.

The back will be flush so that I can adapt to a french cleat in the future.

The base will allow protection of the sharp edge

Feet that will swivel to provide stability when sitting on the bench

Tapered posts.

One thing a struggled with was should the rack “dominate the posts or should the posts “dominate” the rack. I decided to let the posts dominate and go with through tenons with a relief on the rack.

Here are some sketches…................

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - nobodhi_here

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 02:20 AM

Ah Scott, you are a man of science. Pretty confident you are going to knock out a sweet little project here. The clock drawings are cool too. TJCross has the best clocks on here, cool but intimidating. Wood magazine also had a G&G flavored one I made several of and gave for xmas gifts a couple of years ago.

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 02:28 AM

I should have credited TJCross. Those drawings are from his projects.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - nobodhi_here

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 03:42 AM

Kind of a light project for you but it should turn out pretty cool.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 04:11 AM

Functional and sweet looking! Mine are spread all over the shop…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 01:21 PM

So the art requires calculation?

Thanks for bringing us along.

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 12:28 PM

You know I love it. It has that oriental feel to it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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