Chisel Shelf




About: I am an puppet creator and a sculptor

I made this chisel shelf because the workshop is begging to be a mess

Also the chisels were getting chipped because i was storing them in an improper way


Step 1: Tools and Stock

I used pine boards two and a half cm thick and fifteen cm wide

Tools ,Table saw ,Cordless Drill ,Sander Electric planer

Some sanding paper and wood screws

Step 2: Preparing the Boards

I cut the boards to the desired length on the table saw,then using the electric planer made the boards flat.

Using an orbital sander I smoothed the surface of the wood.

Step 3: Shaping the Sides

I cut a curve in the sides for aesthetic reasons.

Step 4: Assembly

The top and bottom are connected to the sides using a little wood glue and wood screws.

Make sure to check with a square and see if the boards meet at the correct angle.

Then the back board is added .

A narrower piece of wood is glued in front of the back board leaving a space of two centimeters between them ,this is the groove where the chisels will be placed.

Step 5: Patching Screw Holes

I used a two part wood filler to cover the holes left by the screws

I then sanded the excess .

Step 6: Paint ,Sand,Paint

I painted the shelf with a water based paint.

The wood grain became quite rough so i had to sand the surface and paint a second coat on the entire piece

Step 7: Organise

Hope this instructable helps you to get those chisels in order.

Have fun in the workshop.



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    3 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I think I will adapt this to hold my wood tuning knives! Thanks for the plans.


    2 years ago

    great chisel holder! Love it!


    2 years ago

    I made a lesser version years ago out of the same necessity. Chisels warrant a home of their own! Good job, I may need to follow your lead soon.