Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #6: Lower Case Assembly

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Blog entry by Bill Berklich posted 10-07-2018 06:26 PM 1090 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok – It’s been awhile since I had the chance to work on my Tool Cabinet. Last November to be exact. But, the project is underway once again. Getting back into any long shelved project is always a challenge, time passes, things are forgotten, pieces are mislaid, and parts are used for other purposes. No different on this project but after a week of excavating, rooting, and cleaning I managed to identify and collect all of the critical parts and pieces.

As I stood staring at the pile of lumber wondering what went where and what specific joints did I intend to use I realized two things. First is that I actually labeled the parts!! (Wahoo!!!) And not with my usual cryptic RHLCDF (Right Hand Lower Center Divider Front) but with plain English Yipee! And two, I had a pretty good Sketchup Model too. Not totally complete but a really good start.

After about an hour I got the entire lower cabinet dry assembled and it went together like a charm.

I went back to the drawings and decided to modify the drawer spacing a bit then disassembled everything.

Final assembly of the carcass complete including installation of the drawer slides.

And installation of 4” double locking casters.

Next up is the Drawers.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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