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  1. #76
    Hello Steve.
    What are the chisels in the upper drawer sitting in? The white thing?

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    If you look across my bench ...



    ... the bench chisels most used are in a rack against the wall ...



    The majority of my chisels are kept in a cabinet. I generally only take out those that will be used ...



    Regards from Perth

    Derek

  3. #78
    Derek,

    If you ever re tempted to sell the Kiyohisa pairing chisels you know where to find me

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    My clumsy, yet functional approach.

    It's wood dust. Saw dust would suggest a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Walsh View Post
    Derek,

    If you ever re tempted to sell the Kiyohisa pairing chisels you know where to find me
    Patrick, I hope you live that long.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

  6. #81
    chisel.jpg

    Looked pretty good until the plexiglass cracked around the screw hole. It turns out boards get wider or narrower when humidity changes??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Walsh View Post
    Not quite finished.

    Needs finish and ebony pegs to plug the screw holes used to mount it to the wall.

    Birdseye slab is going to be for my handplane collection

    It has tapered battens of sorts that are attached with only sliding dovetails “no glue” to allow for cross grain wood movement and also help keep the panel flat top to bottom. The taper is to give the panel a slight tilt off the wall as for the planes to stay put.

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    Nice work!
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bouis View Post
    chisel.jpg

    Looked pretty good until the plexiglass cracked around the screw hole. It turns out boards get wider or narrower when humidity changes??
    That is why it is a good idea to elongate screw holes in the cross grain direction when attaching rigid items to wood.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  9. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    That is why it is a good idea to elongate screw holes in the cross grain direction when attaching rigid items to wood.

    jtk
    The back wasn't going to be seen so I drilled them all the way through. Isn't that long enough? Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bouis View Post
    The back wasn't going to be seen so I drilled them all the way through. Isn't that long enough? Hmm.
    "Sideways" through the cross-grain not through.
    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bouis View Post
    The back wasn't going to be seen so I drilled them all the way through. Isn't that long enough? Hmm.
    The idea is to elongate the holes in the plastic so the screws can move with the wood and not transfer force to the plastic.

    If the screws are countersunk machine screws, then the holes in the wood can be elongated, oval shaped instead of round, as long as the nut on the back is free to move against the wood.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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