Evolution of a Shop #25: Tool cabinet update

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Blog entry by Cory posted 09-29-2011 03:11 PM 10798 reads 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: A couple of shop helpers Part 25 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 26: My finest work ever. Period. »

I recently built a small tool cabinet for my shop. You can see more pics of it here:

Click for details: Tool Cabinet

When Lee Valley had their free shipping offer last week, I decided to add a few toys: A new dovetail saw, a 38* blade for my low angle jack plane, a flush cut saw, and some skew chisels. Those additions required a few more holders for the tool cabinet. Here are some updated shots:

Overall pic:

Simple holder for additional plane blade:

New dovetail and flush cut saws (very sophisticated holder for flush cut saw: finish nail)

Skew chisels (and a mortise chisel I already had)

Misc Stuff

Thanks for looking.


PSA: One day I’ll use my DSLR camera for decent pics, until then you’re going to have to live with crappy cell phone shots. Sorry!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 03:36 PM

heh, I think phone pictures are good enough unless you are trying to show off some gallery quality projects (such as in the projects section) I do the same thing.

always fun to customize the tool cabinet and getting things from leevalley. Curious about the saw holders – I see the rotating clip, but I don’t see anything on the opposing side to keep them from falling off the the left – what’s holding them there?

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 03:41 PM

I’m just trying to keep the economy moving forward…..Damn you Lee Valley and your free shipping!

Sharon: The saw holders have a little lip on the right side. The small hook on the handle sits down in that groove and prevents them from tipping to the left.

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 04:26 PM

I see what you mean. thanks!

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 05:15 PM

Hiya Cory,

As usual, a stellar job on the tool cabinet…a place for everything, and everything in its place, as my old high school shop teacher used to say….at least you’ll know where they are…lol. AAHH….shop favorite….can never have enough storage to suit me….good score on the tools. Can never have enough of them, either….Keep ‘em coming, pal….... I like it…!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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