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    New tool cabinet

    Since there is a lack of woodworking posts I will share this. Not that interesting really, but at least it is something.....

    I started yesterday cleaning up a bunch of rough cut oak to make my tool cabinet. The more I got into the project that more problems I could see. Working with solid wood meant I needed to allow for movement. The oak was heavy! I started to realize that I was setting myself up for a lot of problems down the road.

    So this morning I did an about face, decided to be smart and I bought some plywood. When I left the shop I had the carcass put together, glued and clamped.


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    Tomorrow I should be able to get the doors done, They will thick enough I store tools inside of them too. This is actually the easy part. What is going to take a lot of time is building all the brackets to hang all the tools inside!
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 12-21-2011 at 12:47 AM.
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    Looking good so far
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    That is an odd shape for a Kayak.

    Looking good so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    That is an odd shape for a Kayak.
    It will still float, It has sides Looking good Jeff
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    Yesterday I got the doors built and started working on the brackets to hold the tools before I gave out. Today I went back to work on the brackets and trying to figure out how to arrange the tools.

    To make it easier on myself I spread the the cabinet pieces around the shop and started gathering all my tools. That way I could arrange them, then rearrange, look at them and arrange it another way. :-)

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    Eventually I got to a point I could not come up with anything better so I started building brackets. Then I had to remove the tools and started to install the hinges.

    Doors fit together fairly wall with no big surprises. Looks like I let one get a little out of square but it is a shop cabinet so I am sure not going let that nag at me.

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    Once the hinges were installed I stood it up and started installing tools and adding a few more brackets. I think this is all I am going to do for now. I can add more tool and brackets as I find the need. I am sure there are some tools hidden around the shop too. I didn’t bother to drag out all my planes but they will lay on their side in the shelves.

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    Tomorrow I will remove the tools, flip it over and install the cleat. Then I need to move some electrical outlets and install the cleat on the wall. I can hang the cabinet and start filling it for real

    Then, back to Shad which you can see in this photo if you look close.
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 12-23-2011 at 01:54 PM.
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    It's finished. Of course it will be modified for a long time to come but it's hangingon the wall and all the tools (I have found) are in it. I have some thing I am not sure where I want put yet but they will wait till latter. Time to rest for a couple of days and then move on making Shad right.

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    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    Looks good Jeff. Functional.
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    Looks like that'll be a very handy addition to the shop, Jeff.
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    Well done!
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