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    Built some cabinets for my shop...

    Hi everyone.
    I have an issue of Wood magazines "Woodworking jigs, homemade tools and shop organizers".
    I have built my crosscut sled and now these cabinets from it.
    I really can't recommend this issue enough. Lots of basic jigs and relatively easy things to make for your shop. Its been a lot of fun building these and its nice when completed they look just like whats in the mag.
    Anyway, just wanted to share with you guys how they turned out.
    Material is 3/4 MDF.
    I added some inexpensive 24" lamps mounted on the bottom of the cabinets due to lack of lighting.
    Workbench shown due to be replaced soon.
    Plenty of storage for most of my stuff once I get it all in there (at least for now).








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    Those are some nice cabinets Craig, I need to build some for my shop... if I ever get the time and money together at the same time!
    Aloha,

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    Those came out looking great, Craig.
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    Thanks guys..
    Appreciate the positives.
    We put the "k" in "kwality."

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    Great job Craig. They look very nice!!

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    Great job. Looks just like I remember seeing them in the book (or a repeat in a mag article, not sure). That'll give you some nice handy storage by the bench.
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    look well built, how did you get them up there by your slef? mdf can get heavy...
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    Well done Craig, they look great, and you will appreciate them for years to come
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    look well built, how did you get them up there by your slef? mdf can get heavy...
    Hi Larry.
    I left the door off but just lifted them onto place.
    Yes they were quite heavy but I wanted to get them up asap.
    I sure was sore the next day (even after some Advil).
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    You make it look easy. Good job Looks like you did a good job on the jig also. Nice and square. How do you put a finish on MDF? I painted some awhile back and it seemed to swell and separate.
    Trash day and I remembered. It doesn't get any better than that!

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