Tool Cabinet

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Blog entry by pastorglen posted 01-14-2011 04:35 AM 1617 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine works for a lumber company that trims the ends of their kiln dried wood. The scrap pile is periodically burned, so employees are permitted to take home whatever they want from the scrap pile. My friend uses this wood to heat his house. Last year he shared a good load with me, and from those scraps I built this tool cabinet.

Hand-cut joinery, hand-planed raised panel. Working on a pair of drawers and the finish.

My only problem is trying to figure out how to arrange the tools inside (i.e., what tools should be included, layout, etc.) Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 04:55 AM

Nice start Glen! This is what I did.


-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 04:59 AM

First of all, beautiful work! Wow, to think, all hand crafted. To a power tool guy like me, that’s incredible. As for tool storage, you do have a blank palette there don’t you? One option would be to use hardware (hooks for example) to hang tools. Another thought is if you have one or more pieces remaining from your wood supply, you could add shelves on which you could set tools such as hand plandes. Lots of options I guess. Again, beautiful craftmanship.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 05:13 AM

The price is right! Nice work..!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 05:53 AM

Make a cardboard mock-up and play with moving the tools around until you are satisfied with the layout.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 03:19 AM

That’s a great idea, Dave. Thanks!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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