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Afzelia Chisel Rack

author-gravatar physicistinthegarden May 04, 2019

I’m in the process of redoing my garage workshop. I tore out an old pegboard wall as part of adding a new sub panel and replaced it with some 3/4” maple plywood. Now I have a great base for mounting some shop made tool storage. I also had a massive 112”x8”x3” piece of afzelia I had no plans to use, so I decided to mill up the afzelia to build tool storage. Definitely pleased with the finished product, not bad for a quick afternoon project.

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Finished chisel rack. I drilled out the holes for the chisels to sit in on the drill press with a 1/2” bit, then cut out a slightly narrower path on the bandsaw to get the chisels in and out. I also wanted something below the pointy bits to keep me from accidentally cutting myself while they’re hanging. I cut a rabbet in the bottom piece on the table saw, though this step is probably unnecessary because only the largest chisel hangs behind the top of the guard.

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The rough afzelia. I honestly had no idea what afzelia looked like milled/finished, I only got it because it came with a lot of cocobolo I bought for super cheap from a retiring woodworker on Craigslist. 

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My first look at the planed afzelia, love the grain.

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After cutting the slots for the chisels, sanding, and cleaning with mineral spirits.

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I finished with Danish Oil. Love the finished project.

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You can see the rabbet on the bottom piece.

Photo of Afzelia Chisel Rack

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