The Most Awesome Chisel Rack Ever

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Introduction: The Most Awesome Chisel Rack Ever

About: i am Patrick from Patrick's Work Shop on youtube where i like to build lots of cool shop projects and other fun projects click on the link to see more https://www.youtube.com/user/Patricksworkshop

Hi My name is Patrick from Patrick's Work Shop and today i'm going to show you how I made my most awesome chisel rack ever , lets get started

Step 1:

first you will need some wood I am using a scrap piece I have on hand it measures 1"x 3" and its 30 inches long

you will also need the chisels you want to use on this rack

Step 2:

Lay out your chisels how you want them to be on the rack and get a measurement of the length you will need . I have more chisels than I probably need but i needed a place for all of them ,so mine is 24 inches long your length will vary. Cut off one end to square it up .Then using a tape measure mark your board to length and use a speed square to square up your line

i'm using a Radial Arm Saw but a hand saw or chop saw will do the same thing cut your board on the line

Step 3:

next you will want to lay your chisels out again ,this time put them exactly where u want them on your rack

using a pencil and the chisel to mark the lines on each side of the chisel to define the cut

Step 4:

using your speed square mark all the lines across the board where your dados will be for each chisel

be sure to mark the cut area so u don't get confused where the cuts will be

Step 5:

I'm using my RAS but a table saw or handsaw and the chisel to cut out the waste out will work

I'm cutting only the thickness of the chisels ,I want the chisels to sit flush to the surface so set your saw depth to the thickness of your chisels

Step 6:

after the dados are all cut to fit the chisels tight layout the chisels in there places

you will need a 3 inch wide piece of plexiglass to go over the chisels

mark the length you will need and cut it to size

Step 7:

in this step you will be drilling the plexiglass holes slightly oversized for the screws to fit loosely so the plexi don't crack when you tighten them down

You can do this free hand or in a drill press i used a 5/32 " drill bit to drill the plexiglass

Step 8:

after the plexi is drilled you will want to drill the wood using the plexiglass as a template for drilling the wood

i used a 1/8' drill bit for drilling the wood i drilled a few holes and added some screws to hold the plexiglass in the right spot for drilling the rest adding screws to the ends to keep the plexiglass from bending or cracking

Step 9:

in this step you will add screws to all the holes , i am using pan head screws 3/4 inch but you can use any you have on hand

Step 10:

last step hang up your chisel rack in a good spot and enjoy the most awesome chisel rack ever

Thanks for checking out my first Instructable

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    33 Comments

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    Jlfenter
    Jlfenter

    5 years ago

    Really simple, really neat. Thanks for sharing...

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    Jlfenter
    Jlfenter

    5 years ago

    Really simple, really neat. Thanks for sharing...

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    allangee
    allangee

    5 years ago

    Make sure you leave a little extra room so that the cutting end of the chisel doesn't rest against the wood. It'll keep its edge longer with less contact (obviously) and the gap will keep any minute mounts of moisture off the edge. Great concept!

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    wrsexton
    wrsexton

    5 years ago

    well done!

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    patricksworkshop
    patricksworkshop

    Reply 5 years ago

    thank you was a fun process and build

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Great way to keep your wood working tools organized.

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    patricksworkshop
    patricksworkshop

    Reply 5 years ago

    thanks Joe thanks for checking out my stuff

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    CraftAndu
    CraftAndu

    5 years ago

    This is one awesome chisel rack!

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    gerrywatts
    gerrywatts

    5 years ago

    Thanks thinking of building one of those in my garage.

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    patricksworkshop
    patricksworkshop

    Reply 5 years ago

    awesome to hear thanks for checking out my page

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    HobbyJim
    HobbyJim

    5 years ago

    My favourite part of this is your use of recycled materials. I, too, have a stack of old furniture parts and such that are great for small projects like this. I just wish I had seen this instructable before building my tool cabinet (photo attached).

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    patricksworkshop
    patricksworkshop

    Reply 5 years ago

    wow your cabinet is awesome ,looks like we both have a few chisels lol

    thanks for checking in

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    nick ferry
    nick ferry

    5 years ago

    cool stuff Patrick!

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    patricksworkshop
    patricksworkshop

    Reply 5 years ago

    thanks Nick for checking out my first instructable