Shop Remodel #14: Tedium in wood

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-07-2015 11:39 PM 2410 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone, Hope all is well in woodworkingland. Today was a very slow one, not to mention interrupted at every turn, but I did still manage to get something done.
I always laugh about how quickly a case or cabinet goes together and how easy they seem after making chairs and I ask myself “Why don’t I just make cabinets?”
Well I am in the thick of making cabinets and hit a brick wall of sorts with the tills that will hold the tools in place. I figured out my cleat system well enough, but the layout and construction is very tedious.
I managed to get a spokeshave holder done that I am happy enough with and scorp holder that I feel sits a bit low, but I can live with it for now. I am hoping tomorrow will be more productive.
Here is some pics of today’s tedium. Enjoy.

For the spokeshave holder I made a mock-up to get the distances between rods right and I am happy with it.

For the scorp holder, it does its’ function well, but sits a bit low on the wall and I might redo it down the road.

I like how the modular aspect of the layout in that I can move things around to make a good fit without screwing holes in the wood. I will attach things to the sides permanently once I know what I want there, which may only come after I have put everything together and used it for a bit.

I know it’s a few spokeshaves, but it is my most used tool and I like to have a variety to pick from when I use them.
Have fun woodworking. ;)

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 11:43 PM

The question is are you going to use this for woodworking or hang it in the Louvre. This is just plain beautiful

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#2 posted 12-08-2015 12:51 AM

it might have been a tough day for you but a great way for use to end the day with your beautiful wood work looking very good brian keep em coming thanks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 02:54 AM

bkseitz, French day was yesterday ;) I want to hang this thing in the Chicago Art Institute, maybe Ferris would go see it.
Thanks for all kind words, I really appreciate it. I know that here in a few days I am going to be making the doors, something I have been planning for a few years and really looking forward to. They are going to be the focal point of the whole build.. Hope I don’t screw them up.
I got the hinges today for the doors. I will be using Soss hinges which is another thing I haven’t seen done with tool cabinets, I think they give a cleaner look.
Save Ferris!

-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 03:20 PM

Nice family of spokeshaves!

Love the texture on your scorp till. The little details always make the difference!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 12-11-2015 02:23 AM

Spokeshaves are my fav too. I have a plethora.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 09:15 PM

That’s what you call a tool cabinet? If I was able to make something that nice, it’d be the focal point of my living room. Nice work!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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