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Chisel roll recommendations

by jtrz
posted 12-17-2018 04:42 AM


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planecurious

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#1 posted 12-17-2018 06:00 AM

I have been looking at upgrading my plain canvas one and sitting on the fence between a leather one and a knitted one
Went to the store and both look really well made but spent the budget on discounted tools instead…

I hope this helps

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jtrz

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 06:31 AM

The only woodworking store in my area is woodcraft and they never seem to have more than one type in stock. The big box stores in my area don’t really carry anything geared towards woodworkers so, I don’t have any place to go and get a feel for the different materials and designs. I just want something that is durable and functional. That is, it is easy to unroll and open up and vice versa.

I was looking at the Lie Nielson one that you linked to but I just noticed that it says they don’t carry the 8 pocket one anymore which is a bummer.

Thanks for the input

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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Andre

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#3 posted 12-17-2018 06:52 AM

I bought a Kuny’s from Lee Valley a few years ago for a set of Narex, good quality.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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WoodenDreams

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#4 posted 12-17-2018 09:02 AM

The one roll I have is a Stanley-Bailey, It’s a nice leather roll with 5 pockets. Most of my chisels I keep the tip protectors on, a store them flat in a tool box drawer. Lee Valley has the 8 & 17 Kunny pocket leather rolls, Grizzly has a 18 pocket roll. ebay and Amazon has leather rolls available.

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John Smith

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 12:18 PM

why not your make your own ??
custom made with pockets to fit your tools and all the
other goodies that you would like to have in one roll.
sail canvas and naugahyde (imitation leather) is easily
sewn on the average household sewing machine.

.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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jtrz

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#6 posted 12-17-2018 12:34 PM

Believe me. I would love to make my own. But my list of projects is already too long. In the future for sure though

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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jdh122

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#7 posted 12-17-2018 12:38 PM

One concern about leather is that it doesn’t breath very well (as compared to canvas or denim), and so in a humid shop leather tool rolls can be slightly more prone to lead to rust on tools.
I have a nice leather one I inherited, but I traded some woodwork for two denim tool rolls from a friend who sews, and I really like the denim ones a lot.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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