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So I've made a few things since I last posted, but time in the shop has been hard to come by. I am pretty proud of the chisel till I threw together however. Based on the Wood Magazine plans I decided to cut it down by a couple of inches to fit on my wall and to fit with my tools - present and future. Made of poplar cause it's cheap and finished with Minwax stain, it's very humble but I like it and think it looks nice enough.

I learned a bit about very basic joinery on this one as picture 2 shows, I learned I have a long way to go! I also learned a bit about sawing waste by hand using my dozuki saw, as picture 2 also shows - I learned I have a long way to go!

Sense a theme here?

Anyhow, I am proud of the result and look forward to progressing on my journey working the wood. Picture 3 shows the till before loaded and hung on the wall. As you can see, I left one space without a slot for my burnisher. Yes, thanks to Stumpy Nubs I have recently discovered the joys of card scrapers and needed a way to put the hook on them as I learn, so now it has a home!

Any comments are welcome and I hope I have given some other newbie hope with this one!

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I like it, nice job!
 

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very nice, easy to see the size
 

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Well done. I need to make one of those.
 

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Very useful project. I like neat shops and the till keeps your gear tidy and safe for the next time you need them. Nothing worse than spending half your day looking for a tool rather than working wood…...that just drives me around the bend.

Good project.
 

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Great job on a functional storage solution. Open wall space is at a premium in my shop/garage, so I plan to build a chisel rack for the side of my workbench.
 

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I like the till a lot! Never have used poplar, but think I'll look some up and try it.
I went back and read your intro where you said "Do I wish I could go back and really grok…"
I haven't seen that word in a long time and now I gotta go back and find "Stranger in a Strange Land".
Good book, good till, good post. Thanks
Have a good'un
Joe
 

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Everything in its place! Those shop projects are great for learning joinery and techniques. Nice job.
 

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I've been needing to make a chisel holder myself so I may just rip this off.
Is that a Pliny I see in pic #3? Soooooo jealous!
 

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Thanks to all for having a look and leaving comments - this place is great!

@rejo55 - One of my favorite books. Always nice to find someone who instantly recognizes the word!

@BarbS - In my past life as a line cook we called it "Mise en place" and I would love to say that the philosophy extends to my bench, desk at work and laundry but I'm still working on that

@scottiej - Indeed it is a Pliny, good eye! Where do you live? If you have access to a supply of Heady Topper maybe we could work out a trade… just sayin.
 

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Cool caddy. I like the simple glue-box you have hanging next to it, too.
 

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Oh my gosh! STUMPY CLAUS! You do exist! You do exist!

Can I have a 6" jointer and a thickness planer and some more paper for my sander and one of those really cool cold ones?

LOL - I do appreciate the tip on the scrapers, though I have a long way to go to be proficient with them. Many thanks for every thing you do!
 
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