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Project by dclark1943 posted 09-21-2015 04:21 PM 2592 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up my new tool cabinet yesterday! Thought I would share. The box is made of 3/4” Baltic Birch with box jointed corners. All the interior dividers, drawers, shelves etc are also constructed of various thickness’s of Baltic Birch as well. It is finished with two coats of General Enduro Semi Gloss Pre-Cat Urethane, sports continuous hinges on both the large and small doors, and has brushed nickel knobs on the doors and drawers. The large and small doors are held shut with 5/8” rare earth magnets that are covered with felt pads to give a “cushioned” feel when closing. The plane cubbies have ribbed rubber liners and the drawers have “Kaizen” foam inserts. As you can see, I have just started making the holders and hangers, and when finished the cabinet will hold over 300 tools. On the back wall of the inner cabinet are all the measuring tools, and the set of Lie Nielsens are hung through a hanger bar and secured with small rare earth magnets on the lower bar. Much work remains to hang all the tools that have been languishing in jumbled drawers; can’t wait to “really” get it done. Thanks for looking!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 06:58 PM

Nice work. A very well thought out and constructed tool cabinet. I’m envious.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 09-21-2015 07:54 PM

Excellent job and design

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 08:00 PM

That’s a nice looking cabinet with lots of room.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 09-21-2015 10:03 PM

Much envy… have put a lot of thought into this beauty. I always admire your work and this tool cabinet is exceptional.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 01:54 AM

Nice cabinet. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 04:12 AM

Nice cabinet, the only thing I did not like was the way the picture was taken. Picture is not doing that nice cabinet justice.

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#7 posted 09-22-2015 02:32 PM

Thanks to everyone for the comments. Now the time consuming part, filling it ! : )

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#8 posted 09-22-2015 07:47 PM

Most excellent

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#9 posted 09-24-2015 01:41 PM

Mighty nice. Tools all in order, ez to get at, and safely stored. I like it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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