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Forum topic by Karda posted 01-23-2021 04:44 AM 601 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2021 04:44 AM

Hi, I want to build a chisel rack but am design challenged, I don’t have a picture of what I want, I saw it in a Rob Cossman video. In the back tool rack he has his chisel in a rack handle down. I couldn’t see detail or for a very long period. I would like to build a rack that does that but don’t know where to start. This is where I will out the chisels it is between shelves and the rack should slant thanks Mike


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#1 posted 01-23-2021 05:16 AM

Quickest way is go to Harbor Freight and get one of those magnetic tool bars for $3 or whatever. Boom, done.

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#2 posted 01-23-2021 05:25 AM

no you dont need hf,just make a simple rack like i did.

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#3 posted 01-23-2021 05:34 AM

no magnet bar I want wood not metal I’m a wood kinda guy. I can’t have a face mounting rack because I don’t have a face to mount it on

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#4 posted 01-23-2021 06:07 AM

All I did was, take a 3/4” board, or piece of plywood, and cut it to about 3” and as long as I needed for a given group of chisels or carving knives. Then I drilled holes big enough to allow the shaft to fit through. Last, I cut into the holes so the chisels could slip in and rest in the hole.

It’s late or I’d shoot a photo.

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#5 posted 01-23-2021 06:34 AM

The rack in the wall cabinet, well one of them.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 01-23-2021 07:25 AM

Andre’s photo is, exactly, what I attempted to describe.

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#7 posted 01-23-2021 07:56 AM

thanks for the pic Andre that will work even better than what planed

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#8 posted 01-23-2021 12:35 PM

@Karda I think this is what you are looking for. I also have one that is a bit rougher in my projects. The magnetic holder is awful as I kept knocking them off it. I also like to see the blades when selecting what I want.

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#9 posted 01-23-2021 03:11 PM

Well, the OP originally wanted the chisels facing up, in which Rob Cosman uses magnets inset into wood, but whatever. Yeah the down facing is the more traditional

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#10 posted 01-23-2021 06:52 PM

SMP I want what works, I could also use a block like a knife block and slant it out. you he used magnets that what I want to know I could not see it clearly that why I asked of those who new more and were more experienced. How many times during a project do you change your mind. Its simple My option was not the best. Live with it I am

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#11 posted 01-23-2021 07:41 PM

I keep mine in a tray each chisel separated with a piece of lexan. Have a strip with half round cutouts sized and positioned at the ferrule that limits forward movement to protect the tips. A sliding lexan lid covers all. Makes a good carry case as well as bench storage.

Use 1/4” stock and 3/32” lexan. Needs a thin kerf blade for the lexan dados to prevent rattles.

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#12 posted 01-23-2021 10:02 PM

Doesn’t need to be complicated, this is knocked together out of scrap contruction lumber.

But essentially the same as Andre’s and Pottz’s, just a set of holes to fit the tools in.

Holes drilled with a stepped bit, channels cut to slide the tool in from the side.
Base added as it was going above some other tools and I’d have cut myself without them because I am a clumsy sod.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#13 posted 01-23-2021 10:15 PM

Sorry, just re-read the request, As near as I can tell Rob Cosman’s is essentially a shelf with a magnetic tool bar (well, a wooden batten with magnets inserted) above to hold the chisel in place.

Doesn’t need to be slanted, rare earth magnets will hold the chisel straight up with no problems.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#14 posted 01-23-2021 10:33 PM

thanks for the picture they are a great help. i have a hard time imagining something as I want it but if I have a picture then I can do something. I feel stupid having to ask but sometimes my mind just won’t go there

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#15 posted 01-23-2021 11:08 PM



Hi, I want to build a chisel rack but am design challenged, I don t have a picture of what I want, I saw it in a Rob Cossman video. In the back tool rack he has his chisel in a rack handle down. I couldn t see detail or for a very long period.

- Karda

I Googled Rob Crossman chisel rack and got this image.
Is it what you saw?
It does look to use little magnets to secure the blades.

-- John

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