A Chisel Rack in Cherry

February 16th, 2018

Organization probably isn’t my strongest attribute in my woodshop but I do give it a solid effort. A lot of the hand tools that I use are stored on my pegboard on my side wall, including my bench chisels. In the past, when I would need a different sized chisel I would have to make trips to the pegboard from my bench. In order to fix this time waster, I decided to make a chisel rack for all of my bench chisels. This way, I could bring my entire set of bench chisels over to my bench in one shot.

The entire chisel rack was made from scrap cherry and didn’t require very much of it. It was designed so that the bevel side of the chisels would be prevented from rocking and would be trapped between two rails. For those rails I decided to use through tenons and I made them 1/8″ proud of the surface where they exit.

The entire project was made using integral tenons, which is a rarity for me. I finished the project with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal which has quickly become my favorite finish.

Watch the build video here.

New Twin Screw Vise

January 31st, 2018

I recently made a new twin screw vise to replace my older one (build video).  There’s nothing wrong with my old one; I just wanted to make a new one that was a little more aesthetically appealing.

For my new one, I turned my own screw blanks at the lathe instead of using commercially available 1″ dowels.  Aside from the look of the front jaw, the wooden screws are the only difference.

If you’d like to build your own twin screw vise, I have very detailed plans available for a small fee.  I am giving my old vise away to a Patreon member that has already been selected.


Old Twin Screw Vise

New Twin Screw Vise



GW Amazon Store

January 29th, 2018

Well, I’m giving this another shot.  For the second time I’ve opened an Amazon Affiliate Store with the hopes that it’s less of a failure this time.  This one is embedded directly within my website where the last one was a stand-alone Amazon Affiliate site.

I’ve filled the shelves with tools that I currently use in my shop and would recommend to anyone.  When you make a purchase, Amazon throws a few pennies in my direction (small percentage of the sale). My hope is that if you are interested in a tool that I am using that you’ll purchase it through my Amazon Affiliate Store.  I’ll put all of the pennies in a jar and I’ll use them to keep Garage Woodworks going.