One Great Tip: Rare Earth Magnet Chisel Rack

Problem. I have a real mess in my chisel storage drawer. Good chisels bounce around far too much, and I have to protect every chisel edge otherwise they get banged and dinged.
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Idea. Will a pair of rare earth magnets hold a chisel rack? Will the setup work for all the different size of chisels I have? Can I eliminate my darn edge protector covers? I tested these 1/8″ x 3/4″ dia. countersunk rare earth ring magnets and found they were the answer. The countersunk holes make them very easy to mount, and they really grab!


Layout. I cut a board to 5/8″ x 4″ x 19-1/2″ (length = my drawer width). I used #4 x 1/2″ flathead sheet metal screws and attached pairs of these rare earth magnets at 1-3/4″ intervals. I spread the magnets 2-1/2″ apart for my longer chisels, and 1-3/4″ apart for my shorter chisels. Don’t over drive the screws, the ring magnets are brittle and they can break.


Solution. I attached the “chisel rack” to my drawer bottom with screws from underneath. My chisels don’t move around anymore. Problem solved!

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