Gouge rack

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Project by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 06-27-2014 08:53 PM 3083 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having enough of “wandering gouge syndrome” caused by vibrations from mallet work, I came up with this removable tool rack. It holds 21 gouges, is 12” tall, 36” long, and 3”deep, and is made of No.1 pine. My Sense of neatness is now happy.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 11:39 PM

First, it’s awesome

second, that’s a lot of gouges

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-28-2014 12:53 AM

Very nicely designed and built.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 06-28-2014 02:29 AM

Great work. Are they held in there pretty stably by gravity, or is there a magnet of some kind?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 06-28-2014 02:44 AM

Very nice, I like it. Are the knives with the handles, similar to the first knife on the left Two Cherries?

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#5 posted 06-28-2014 05:21 AM

Great idea to add the angled blocks and pegs to the back side. Nicely done project.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 06-28-2014 09:44 AM

Thanks for the encouragement my friends! Allen, the 12 deg. tilt and deep slots keeps them in place, no magnets, but that’s an idea….....Jeff, Not sure what you mean, the only knife in the rack is a Helvie on the extreme right. The rest are all gouges, spoons, and one skew. Most are Pheil, with some Addis, Ashley Isles, and Henry Taylors, plus one or two pre WWII unstamped tools.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#7 posted 01-05-2015 03:20 PM

Great idea – I am going to make one based on this Michael. My carving tools tend to walk and fall off my bench. And I’m constantly nicking an edge when they inevitably bump each other.


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