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    A Little Shop Upgrading

    Well I got some time on my hands as I haven't been able to start the guitar build with the humidity hovering around 80% in my workshop. Recommended humidity levels should ideally be around 45%. So anyway I decided I need some more cabinet space for the new tools I purchased.

    Here's the old.


    Here's the new unit made to fit under the bench.


    The new family members are housed in these luxurious velvet lined drawers.

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    Lokks like good use of space.I like the dark colored wood too.

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    Ahhh, that's nice. Clamps and drawers . .. never enough.
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    Looks really nice, Alex. Love the hardware too, but...... How 'bout a hint of what the new "family members" are?


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    Thanks for the comments guys. The new tools are related to guitar making. I will try to get a photo up in the next day or two. FYI the cabinet joinery was made using This router bit. I bought it about a year ago but used it for the first time on this. Very handy .

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    Nice work Alex. I've got one of the lock miter bits as well. Haven't used it for drawers yet, but did use it on a humidor I built for a friend. I used it on all sides of the box, worked really well for hiding the end grain.
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    Good job Alex.

    Actually I should do something similar in my shop but I keep procastinating making other funnier things
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Alex,

    Looks great!. Unfortunately, I fall into line with the others who haven't used time as wisely as you. The wood is beautiful. What did you use?

    Regards,
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    Lee for the wood I used 3/4 ply with some mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts and a cherry edge trim.

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    Very nice cabinet, Alex.

    I'll be eagerly looking forward to a nice, retailed thread on your guitar build.
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