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Case for Narex Mortise Chisels

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Project by teetomterrific posted 01-25-2021 02:55 PM 1170 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Merry Christmas to me! I ordered a set of 8 Narex Mortise Chisels on Christmas day and they arrived the first week of January. They did not include any kind of storage case so I designed one in Sketchup and have spent the last couple of weekends building it. I finished construction today. The photos are before putting on an oil finish. I still need to tune the chisel sharpness a bit but I’m excited. I’ve wanted a set of mortise chisels for a long time.

Sketchup 3D Warehouse - Narex Mortise Chisel Case

-- Tom, Adams, TN





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 01-25-2021 03:33 PM

Nice way to organize those chisels, portable and keeps them handy. Looks like some really nice pine!

I bought a large set of those same chisels when they went on sale, they came with flat, honed backs and were well sharpened. So far so good! The only downer was I use a spray of carb cleaner to remover the anti-rust oil and the size identification markings wiped away.

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balidoug

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#2 posted 01-25-2021 03:38 PM

Congrats on the new tools and nice work on the storage case!

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#3 posted 01-25-2021 03:53 PM

Nice

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

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#4 posted 01-25-2021 04:10 PM

Great case!
Nice design and it always helps to protect your chisels from blunting and rust.
Nicely done.

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#5 posted 01-25-2021 04:11 PM

Nice looking case, mine live in a stand under the bench until needed.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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teetomterrific

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#6 posted 01-25-2021 04:15 PM

Yeah I haven’t yet cleaned mine and that was one of my concerns. I think I’ll try lacquer thinner just on the backs and ends to clean off the coating. I wish they laser engraved them instead of screen printing the labels.


Nice way to organize those chisels, portable and keeps them handy. Looks like some really nice pine!

I bought a large set of those same chisels when they went on sale, they came with flat, honed backs and were well sharpened. So far so good! The only downer was I use a spray of carb cleaner to remover the anti-rust oil and the size identification markings wiped away.

- splintergroup


-- Tom, Adams, TN

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 01-25-2021 04:22 PM

Looks like SYP, and the grain is beautiful how consistent it is. The case is clean and well done.

I’m most impressed with that grain, and how you laid the case out using it… good job.

-- Jeff NJ

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teetomterrific

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#8 posted 01-25-2021 05:29 PM

Yeah I discovered that by splitting a SYP 2×10 in half and then resawing it I essentially ended up with reasonably stable quartersawn lumber in 10mm and 5mm thicknesses after planing the sawn side. I don’t often work with softwoods for this kind of thing but I had it left over from another shop project.

The other project to make this box was to make a box joint jig for my router table. I may make a larger version of that jig and do a video on it to share because it tuned out quite well and I need a larger version for some future boxes.


Looks like SYP, and the grain is beautiful how consistent it is. The case is clean and well done.

I m most impressed with that grain, and how you laid the case out using it… good job.

- woodchuckerNJ


-- Tom, Adams, TN

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ronstar

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#9 posted 01-25-2021 07:39 PM

Nice case!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 01-25-2021 10:32 PM

Super job on that case. I love organizational projects!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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GrumpyGolfGuy

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#11 posted 01-26-2021 03:02 AM

Very nice case, I like your choice of wood and how you worked it.

-- Give a someone a piece of wood, they'll make fire. Teach them to work with wood and they'll buy saws, hammers,planners, chisels, and more.

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 01-26-2021 03:28 AM

Nice case Tom, that SYP adds a lot of visual interest. I too like the orientation you got with your sawing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Ron Stewart

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#13 posted 01-26-2021 03:50 AM

Really nice—clean and compact.

I think I used the same latches for a storage box I made for my JessEm doweling jig. I modeled them in SketchUp. If you’re interested in adding them to your model, please let me know and I’ll send the component to you somehow.

-- Ron Stewart

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Buck_Thorne

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#14 posted 01-26-2021 04:56 AM

Just don’t do what I did… I made a nice walnut and cherry box for a set of Wood River butt chisels, and about a month later, built a wall tool cabinet with a rack to hang them. I now have a nice walnut and cherry box that isn’t good for anything else because it has the parts inside for the chisels. Oh well… it is still nice to look at.

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#15 posted 01-26-2021 10:52 AM

That is a nice case! Your shop looks like you can do surgery!

-- Petey

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