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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-02-2019 02:26 PM 1960 views 11 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchase a set of Stanley Fat Max wood chisels made of Sheffield steel in England. They are hard to retrieve in the the plastic case they cam in so I designed a rack so they can be right in front of me in the shop. I needed a piece of 1 3/4”x 5 1/2” x 12 solid wood for the rack. So, I cut off the gnarly end of box elder slab and this is what I used so it could be cut from the one piece . It is real easy to load and unload a chisel with this rack….lift and pull forward or push back and drop. I added the channel on the bottom front because the weight of the handle made them tip back a bit and it protects the edges..

I can also see if one is not back where it belongs right away!

It is finished with satin lacquer

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Jason1974

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#1 posted 10-02-2019 02:33 PM

That’s pretty neat. Better than my magnetic strip from harbor freight. I just might have to use your idea and make me one. Nice job.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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#2 posted 10-02-2019 02:35 PM

nice chisel rack jim i keep mine in a tool roll but i need to make something like this,much more convenient.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 10-02-2019 02:56 PM

Iadmire your dedication to shop organisation!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-02-2019 03:01 PM

Good design, I built in a french cleat into the back of the one I built so when not in use they hang in the tool cabinet.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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smallerstick

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#5 posted 10-02-2019 04:35 PM

Very nicely done, Jim, the box elder is a wonderful looking choice.

-- Peter

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#6 posted 10-02-2019 04:52 PM

Nice Rack.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 10-02-2019 04:59 PM

Very cleaver design.

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 10-02-2019 05:04 PM

thumbs up! Thanks for the inspiration.

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#9 posted 10-02-2019 05:35 PM

That’s great Jim. I’ve been meaning to make a rack for my lathe chisels so thanks for the inspiration!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#10 posted 10-02-2019 05:49 PM

Nice rack is right.

-- Petey

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#11 posted 10-02-2019 06:14 PM

Wonderful project. I keep hearing nice rack. Do they antlers? :-)
How did you make the channel on the bottom?

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#12 posted 10-02-2019 06:19 PM

Sure is some pretty wood for a chisel rack!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 10-02-2019 06:36 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I just have to have a place for tools like this out where I can see them and gram them at will.

Hi Andre. I guess I could have put a french cleat on this but I won’t be moving it and two screws did the trick.

Hi James. I have a drawing of this if you would like one. I used 2 forstner bits- a 1 1/4” and a 11/16”..... that is based on the size of the handles. Yours might be different. I bored the 1 1/4 in about 3/8” then I followed that center down 1 1/2” with the 11/16” bit. Then I put the 1 1/4 back in and cut it to 1” deep. It is a lot easier to cut with the center hogged out. I have 2 slabs I got from Johh Pflug’s sawmill that he cut during the guild picnic last year. they are both live edge.

Hi sawdust, that channel is a separate piece. I cut a rabbet with 2 cuts on the table saw and then glued a little bock in each end for more gluing surface to this rack.

Hi Lew I have another block from that end but it does not have much red in it. It has less rot but not as pretty!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 10-02-2019 06:48 PM

Nice design… I may have to borrow it LOL

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 10-02-2019 09:01 PM

Thanks , Michael!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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