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    Server Rack tool Box

    I needed more tool storage in the shop and didn't want to buy something or spend a bunch on plywood so I decided to make use of an old server rack someone gave me. I pulled all the rack rail out and put some stringers inside so I had something to mount the drawer slides on, made some drawers and threw in some old counter top and 1/4" ply in the top section. I did make some what I think are cool drawer pulls, they are easy to use both over or under handed. The whole project only cost me the price of the ball bearing drawer slides and the casters I put on it. The slides I got from a local cabinet maker for $7.50 per pair for 22" full extension slides #100 rating.Click image for larger version. 

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    Creative repurposing! Great stuff!
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    That really looks great, as well as being useful. Well done!
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    Very nice, Dave. I like the drawer pulls, too.
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    pretty niffty, and i also like the pulls.. in the drawer of planes what is that one tool that has two wood handles setting on the no 6 or 7 jointer plane? its on the left side looks like a scraper of some kind?
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    Way to go thats such a cool idea and what a great use for old racks.
    cheers

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    Nice can organize the tools and mount the 4u as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    pretty niffty, and i also like the pulls.. in the drawer of planes what is that one tool that has two wood handles setting on the no 6 or 7 jointer plane? its on the left side looks like a scraper of some kind?
    its a pull shave like this
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...=1,310&p=54888
    I made it a few years ago when I built my dining chairs. I bought a replacement blade from lee valley and built the tool around that. That tool is what i used to rough out the top of the guitar Im building.

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