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Project by controlfreak posted 11-12-2019 02:43 PM 1926 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As an ongoing project to declutter and move tools to my partially complete french cleat wall I did this. Not very sexy but solved a problem I had with bumping the chisels on the old magnetic holder and worrying about them cutting someone or damaging the cutting surface. This gradually is moving items from the unfinished wall spaces so I can continue with the next wall panel.





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#1 posted 11-12-2019 03:03 PM

this is a project i need to do myself,im tired of having to get the chisels out of a drawer in a tool roll,this makes it 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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#2 posted 11-12-2019 03:20 PM

Thanks Pottz! The only thing that required some thought was getting the 3 large, 3 small and the 2 mortis holes the right distance from the back plane so they would hang flat. I have been sharpening to a very sharp edge and may even add a block along the bottom for extra protection. I will also likely move away from the light switch (duh) because that is begging for disaster. I saw someone do something similar on youtube and thought I would copy with a few minor tweaks.

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#3 posted 11-12-2019 04:18 PM

yeah i think ill put a piece across the bottom too dont need a razor sharp chisel in my hand.

-- 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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#4 posted 11-12-2019 05:19 PM

That is nicely done. Sadly I’ve pretty much run out of wall space for something like that.

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#5 posted 11-12-2019 06:18 PM

French cleat chisel rack work great, I forgot to post the one I made for the tool cabinet, it can come out and stand by itself on the bench. If I remember maybe I’ll find a Pic? The Narex were the fist real chisel I bought and still use my Narex Mortise chisel all the time, the rack for them was a little to big to fit in the Cabinet:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 11-12-2019 10:44 PM

I too like the project, but like BurlyBob I have no wall space left.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 11-12-2019 10:51 PM

Awesome idea. Just not sure it’s actually going to be better than a magnetic rack. Build a box around the lower half to contain the chisels, and I like it a lot. Better yet if you put in a handle on top, take the entire set to the bench when ya need them. I’ve been seeing all of these things in my mind, as I continue to finish my shop. That was my chisel plan.

I’m with potzz, dragging the “roll” out of a drawer, and then having to work with that is great when I’m traveling. At home it needs to be simpler.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 11-13-2019 12:36 AM

Great idea. Put them where u need them!

-- AJ

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#9 posted 11-13-2019 07:08 PM


Awesome idea. Just not sure it s actually going to be better than a magnetic rack. Build a box around the lower half to contain the chisels,

- therealSteveN


Hi SteveN

I am glad you like it. With the magnetic rack the least little bump would always knock one or more adjacent chisels off to the floor. The OCD in me likes the better symmetry of the new rack and a missing chisel will stand out well. It may also encourage me to keep them in order of small to wide better. I thought about a box around the ends but rejected that idea with all the varying thicknesses and lengths. My main focus was to have a design that did not cause any wear on the tips when racking or removing. I am hoping a block under but out of reach of the chisel tips will be enough of a “guard” to prevent unwanted hand chiseling. I also like the idea of a handle that can move them to the work location but that design element will need to wait for my shop to get bigger. Right now the only place I can’t touch a wall in my shop is dead center so that one step to get to my chisel rack won’t peg out my fitbit.

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