Chisel box

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Project by leftcoaster posted 03-21-2019 03:33 AM 873 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a new set of Japanese chisels that were nicely arranged in a box with molded styrofoam holders. So, I recreated it in wood, using the chisels to pare the beds and dovetail the box.

The beds for the blades were cut by hand and then split out with the chisels.

The handle holes were drilled at the press with a piece of sacrificial wood to complete the material.

The dovetails are handcut. The rabbet in the box is not.

Of course all of this was preceded by the process of setting up Japanese chisels – setting the hoop, flattening the back, and sharpening. They are a delight to work with now!

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#1 posted 03-21-2019 11:14 AM

Good looking box for some really nice chisels. Did you make a lid?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 12:27 PM

Good looking box for some really nice chisels. Did you make a lid?

- EarlS

No kid. These will live in a drawer of my bench and be accessed often. I have another smaller set for when I venture out.

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#3 posted 03-22-2019 03:05 AM

Nice work. Nothing like having them laid out in a organized fashion ready at hand when needed.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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