Making a Chisel Cabinet
A simple case for an elemental tool
Synopsis: Inspired by the work of James Krenov, Carl Dorsch designed a small, single-door wall cabinet for his chisel collection, and though it’s on the extravagant side, he says the piece is fun and easy to make. It uses a warped panel left from another project; he made the door first and built the cabinet to fit. He made cove molding from two 4-ft.-long pieces of stock, and explains what he did to hang that unique door. Dorsch made his own magnetic chisel holders and explains how to follow suit. A detailed project plan illustrates his design.
Wood chisels are some of my favorite tools. I have a rather extensive collection that includes two sets of beveledge chisels: one set of five for general work and one set of seven for fine paring. Rounding out this collection are a couple of firmer chisels and three mortise chisels that…