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    chisel box, re-organized

    So I have this pine box I made to hold my set of 5 LN chisels, 1/8" to 3/4".

    Then I realized that a 3/16" would be useful for some of the DTs I chop. Didn't fit in the box. Then along comes grandpa, a 1" Stanley 750. Time for some re-organization. Either that or a new box. So, the lazy man came up with a solution, after seeing some pictures of old chisel sets.

    I'm happy with the results, and like the box much more than a roll.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails chisels LN.jpg   Chisels LN and 750.jpg  

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    Thanks for the pics, Ken. I'm conjuring up ways to better store my chisels, and boxes look like they'd be a workable approach.
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    I wish I had some nice chisels like that to store Nice solution Ken

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    nice box ken, didnt realize that LN had socket type chisels??? learned something new today.. where do you use the 1/8" chisel thats small.
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    The LN chisels are based on the Stanley 750, which is a socket chisel. I use the 1/8" chisel alot actually. It works well in small dovetails.

    Here are the rest of my chisels. I've picked them up from various used sources over many years. Most are from garage sales or auctions, some from the internet. The only ones I bought new were the LNs.

    The rack design is something I picked up from Chris Becksvoort's tool cabinet article.
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    Ken, I know you like to keep your chisels sharp, so be careful pulling those chisel out of the box the way they are organized now.

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    You are right Mark, that was what kept me from trying this some time ago.

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    Nice job Ken!

    Well done! Like I always say, an organized shop is a happy shop!
    See ya around,
    Dominic

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    That is cool Ken. I must say right along with the rest of the guys here that I could definitely use a 1/8th chisel. As it is now I size my dovetails around my 1/4 inch chisel since I chisel out my waste rather then saw it out like some people do.

    As for the rack, I have 4 chisels I use the most and my best chisels are located on a rack as well. I like how they are right in front of me when and where I need them.

    Keep up the good work.
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