So armed with my usual suspects, out I go about spacing them out. Regarless of space limitations, I want good clearances around the handles to reach in with my big paws.
If I make an open hole, only from the top, the “hole” has to be sized to the chisel width.
Advantages: Easier to make with a laminated sandwhich, using spacers about 1/2 inch thick, spaced as needed.
disadvantage: Tools required more space on top to be put in and pulled out.
If I make an open slot in front, I can then used a standard size hole, for them all regardless of sizes.
It just have to support the handles OR the sockets (never by the handle) of true socket chisels.
Stanley Everlasting and Record Marples may look like socket chisels, but they are hybrids and the handle cannot be separated.
And the size of the slots has to be able to pass the neck of the chisel blade.
Advantages: one piece construction, no sandwhich required. Probably more flexible?
Tools are easier to put in and removed, since they go from the front, not from the top.
Maybe I should muck up both for comparison, and see how it works out in my given 5 pounds bag...
while I ponder on these and other's on the meaning of life questions, I may as well try my existing chisel holders I had for years, on my pegboard system. Spacing should be just about right.
The three I dragged out are all the same size holes, but at different spacing's
1-1/2 inches holes spacing's
1-3/4 inches spacing's
and finally from Boring till, 2 inch spacing's
Why you should never hang socket chisels by their handles
In this one, the blade can easily fall off
Same in this one
Although it may looks like it is not good, its perfectly OK with these Blue Chips Marples,
they are not true socket chisels, the handle's cannot be easily separated.
You can also see the thickness limitation of this design with this wide blade tool.
The space between the handle and the neck of the blade must fit within the slot.
And what about the spacing's differences between the three.
With 1-1/2 in spacing's
With 1-3/4 in spacing's
and the two inches from the Boring till ?? Too large, I don't like it at all.
Meanwhile, the Boring till holders were removed and given a coat of Restore-A- Finish, followed by a coat of Feed-N-Wax
The till box itself was given a once over with eraser and a fresh coat of paint. Beautitone Natura
The two should be reunited soon and hung up on the wall.
The boring tool holders, after their coat of Restore-A-Finish
The three products used. The first two for the hardwood holders,
and the latex paint for the box
Holders removed, need a quick scrub clean,
erase pencil marks and a fresh coat of paint.
Getting R DoneGot the box cleaned up and a fresh coat of paint.
Bob, mucking away.... :-)