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Jig for holding chisels while working (with credit to Jim Kibler)
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:58:52 AM »
I was watching Jim Kibler's videos on building his Colonial kit, and he had a great little gadget for laying chisels on the workbench while inletting, carving etc.  The idea is to keep the chisels organized and also to keep the cutting edges from hitting anything and dulling or chipping. 

He made his out of brass, but I did not want to use the nice brass that I bought from David Rase, so I went with a scrap of wood that I had laying around. 

A few minutes on the belt sander, and then about 5 minutes with a coarse round rasp, and Voila!




Now I have to train myself to put the tools in the right place instead of just laying them anywhere on the work bench.  That might be a struggle!

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Re: Jig for holding chisels while working (with credit to Jim Kibler)
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 06:09:37 PM »
Hi Norm,
Great idea but I actually like spending the time to find the right chisel among the clutter because it gives me time to remember why I am searching for that chisel.

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Re: Jig for holding chisels while working (with credit to Jim Kibler)
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 08:31:46 PM »
Hi Norm,
Great idea but I actually like spending the time to find the right chisel among the clutter because it gives me time to remember why I am searching for that chisel.

dave

Dave,
That cracked me up! 
I know that exact feeling, unfortunately.

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Re: Jig for holding chisels while working (with credit to Jim Kibler)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 03:14:45 PM »
Hello Norm,
What helps is to assign a chisel a number, on the board strip mark a corresponding number and a simple sketch of the chisel blade 
ie: V ( blade ),  U (blade), or __ ( flat blade )
I also put a number on each chisel.
This also helps at the end of the day, so you can be sure one of your chisels are not missing.
You can also glue a small magnet in each chisel location to hold each chisel in place.
I actually sanded a flat on each chisel handle, so that it will not roll on the table, I also marked the chisel design on the flat for quick identification.
It really helps for a Geezer mindset.
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Re: Jig for holding chisels while working (with credit to Jim Kibler)
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 10:47:38 PM »
Chowmi:  that is good orgaqnization, but I somehow think the image is staged...where's the mess?

I had to go through a lot of pictures to find examples of the similar set up I use, which I credit to Tom Curran, having seen his similar arrangement during a visit to his shop in '07.  I can't do without it now.












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You can see the wrack in the background of these pictures with an assortment of chisels and files.
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