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    Shaving cabinet for a friend of mine.

    Hi folks!

    I have a friend that can't stand electric razors, or even disposables. He's made the switch to straight razors and twin blade safety razors. He's got a TON of them! They have a fairly small bathroom with a pretty small linen closet. His wife is getting tired of his shaving stuff taking up so much space. So he asked me if I could build him a cabinet to hold all of his razors, soaps, brushes, mugs, aftershave, etc.

    He had a bunch of nice rough sawn Mahogany that he gave me to use. I spent a good bit of time milling it the other day and got busy putting it together yesterday. I love my Kreg Jig!
    I just have to build the razor racks to go inside and design a little bit of a rail to put on the top to keep his mugs from falling off. I finished up the doors a couple hours ago and sent him a pic. He really liked them, but said that he had just thought about using clear glass panels. Actually I think that's a pretty good idea, but I'm going to use plexi. So now I've just got to remove the wood panels and cut some clear plexi panels that will be installed once the finish has been applied. It's 30"w x 36"h x 6"d. Here's what it looks like to this point.

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    Looking sharp!
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    Really nice John

    I'm another who uses a brush and mug. No straight razor though.
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    Nice looking John Be sure to show us a pic when full, that would be interesting

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    Real nice, John. Been watching this one develop on FB.
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    It's finished!

    Well I just have to cut the clear panels for the doors. But I needed a break. Ryan is going to put the finish on himself. But it came out better than I thought it would. I'm pretty proud of this one! I can't wait to see it on the wall and stocked. I'll post some pics when that happens. What do you think?

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    Wow, nice work John, you should be proud of that.
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    Thanks guys!

    Does anyone have a use for some nice fresh Mahogany shavings? LOL

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    You did an awesome job John
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