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Blog series by BarbS updated 03-18-2014 08:35 PM 2 parts 5228 reads 35 comments total

Part 1: Deciding on wood selection

10-08-2013 03:58 AM by BarbS | 24 comments »

I had mentioned deciding to build a floor-standing hand tool cabinet based on a Shaker Step-Back Cupboard from Popular Woodworking, in a previous blog post. Cherry was my wood of choice, but at seven feet tall and forty-two inches wide by sixteen inches deep, when I priced American Cherry locally for my cabinet, it quickly became prohibitive for my budget. Fortune smiled on me when I contacted a fellow 150 miles away who had a stash of Elm he was willing to part with for a reasonable fee...

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Part 2: Milling the first pieces

03-18-2014 08:35 PM by BarbS | 11 comments »

Spring has sprung and I’m breaking down large pieces into small pieces for my standing had tool cabinet. The winter was not kind with temperatures, so this is really the beginning of the serious work on the thing. I’m cutting 8/4 slabs with a Skill Saw, supported from underneath on sawhorses, and then using the band saw to get them near final dimensions and letting them sit for a while to acclimate in the shop. The back table pictured has several rails and stiles on it, the top f...

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