Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #3: Some Initial Sketches

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Blog entry by Bill Berklich posted 11-08-2017 02:21 PM 1401 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did a bit of sketching to capture my thoughts – far easier to change lines than recut wood. Here’s a start. apologies for the curvature. Apparently my Cell has a 26 or 28 mm fl equivalent lens.

I can also see that my talents as a sketch artist are sadly lacking so I think I’ll take a tip from the previous post and start learning SketchUp.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 04:18 PM

Your sketches look fine to me – they don’t take long and you can try out new ideas quickly. Once you move to CAD find changes come more slowly.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-09-2017 12:02 AM

I suggest hinging the leaf independently from the door. That way the door won’t move every time you move the leaf.

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#3 posted 02-18-2019 06:39 PM

I think you’ll discover the tool layout drawing suffers from lack of scale; you’re not going to fit all that in there. A bank of drawers under a rack of planes (the longest being a 22” No. 7), with scrapers and shaves (and hammers/mallets?) above that, all within an overall cabinet height of 36”?

These wall cabinets can hold a bunch, but possibly not what you might be hoping.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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