Tool Cabinet

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Project by tinnman65 posted 04-22-2009 03:38 AM 2808 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tool cabinet I just finished made from cherry with a few parts made from plywood with cherry veneer. I did the marquetry a few years back and it sat under a bed until I decided to use it on this project, it was one of the first marquetry pictures I ever did. The carving was my very first attempt at relief carving, I had an idea in my head and just went for it. My tools were always getting cluttered on my bench and I needed a solution so out of necessity I made this cabinet. I had a few bumps along the road that were a disappointment ( the whole thing took a fall during the finishing) but I know have a place to put some of my hand tools with room for some of the other planes I plan to acquire sometime down the road. I did a short blog on the construction for anyone interested.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#1 posted 04-22-2009 03:48 AM

Gorgeous Craftsmanship !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 04:09 AM

One of the coolest tool cabinets I’ve ever seen

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 04:17 AM

Beautiful cabinet, but would never stay looking good in my shop. Well done.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 04-22-2009 04:29 AM

Ospreys naturally make great for great subject matter, but this is incredible. The carving…the marquetry…amazing. The talent on this site is mind-boggling. I miss Montana now. Badly.

-- Scott

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 05:26 AM

Fantastic!! That will be cherished for years. Really cool all around. It’s all good!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 04-22-2009 05:58 AM

Lots of good stuff to observe in this posting. I really like the marquetry and carving, well done! It is also cool to get a view of some of your hand tools. Looks like plenty of room for more tools in that cabinet!



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#7 posted 04-22-2009 08:31 AM

You must really love those tools. I believe a toolcase of that caliber deserves a toast and party!

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#8 posted 04-22-2009 09:59 AM

Very nice!


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#9 posted 04-22-2009 01:45 PM

I know what you mean by things going wrong during a project….turns your stomach doesn’t it? I would bet that most of us has had that happen at least once. Very nice project here! One of these days I’m going to have to address making a large tool cabinet(s) of sorts, but that will follow the re-do of the walls in my shop. I particularly like the marquetry you used on your project.

Think I’ll go to the blog and check it out.


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#10 posted 04-22-2009 03:00 PM

This is awesome. I’ve been an osprey fan since I was a little boy. Even now my kids and I make trips to the river to see if the osprey are back in their nests every spring. Very nice craftsmanship!

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#11 posted 04-22-2009 03:17 PM

Hi Tinnman;

Great job!

Very good workmanship, for sure.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 04-22-2009 03:20 PM

Looks great!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 02:31 AM

beautiful work!

-- -- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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