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    Chisel/Scraper Drawer

    I have a few Blue Chip chisels that are my bench area 'workers'. They lived in a workbench drawer with tip covers to protect them from all the other stuff in there. While digging for my 1/8" chisel I had one of those "ah-ha" moments . . .

    Grabbed a piece of oak scrap, drilled 1-1/4" holes on 2" centers about 3/8" deep, cut an old magnetic tool bar to size and double-stick taped them into the drawer . . . ta-da:

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    I keep my hi-tech scraper holder (the blue plastic accordion file, $1 at WalMart), burnisher, file, glue-scraper chisel, my weighted mallet and a bag of desiccant in the same drawer to keep them company:

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    Nothing too amazing but, when others post small items like this I sometimes find ways to use them or something similar in my shop. Hope this does that for someone else.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 05-31-2008 at 05:39 PM.
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    Glenn,

    Who said you had to have tools vertical to use the magnetic bars?? I may have to incorporate your idea into an upcoming project. Thanks for the great idea.
    Lee Laird
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    yes, Yes, YES! Good old Glen does it again.

    This is exactly what I need to fix up my tool boxes.
    I have been looking at it to hard. (as is usually the case )

    DT

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    Glenn,

    I like your idea!

    Using a magnet bar laying down flat, never occurred to me.
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    Well it looks like Glenn is wisely trying to bypass that dreaded realization that something is irretrievably lost.

    Looking good! The small stuff is just as important as the big stuff.

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    Thanks everybody. You have all given me so many ideas, I'm glad to toss one out there and see if it sticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ...I'm glad to toss one out there and see if it sticks.
    Well of course it's gonna stick. It's magnetic, fer cryin' out loud!
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    Yep, that will work for sure!

    Nice one, simple and straight forward, I like it!
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    Hi Glen.

    That's a great idea and it will prevent them rocking when opening the drawer.

    However, I'd like to ask a general question here; I've seen that many members of the forum hold their chisels and other tools that way.
    Nothing wrong with that so fat but I'm concerned about what happens when sharpening those magnetized chisels. Does the iron dust pile up on them?

    I'm asking because I'm hesitating about using magnetic holders for tools that need to be sharpened.

    Any comments?
    Best regards,
    Toni

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