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Project by jetwhoop posted 11-19-2015 04:18 AM 1594 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had thought about making something like this for a while, but didn’t have the material. I went to the big orange store and got some plywood, always a gamble when buying plywood at any of those big chains. Anyways the sheets had quite a few air pockets under the top veneer not good for the project I got it for, but decided to make this rather than return it. 3 sections, middle is 18’’ W by 74” L by 24’’ D. Both ends are 5.5’’ W by 74” L by 24’’ D. I had seen someone else’s photos of something similar, Sorry not sure who.

I didn’t have any plans just ended up trying to think of the items that I want to store in it. I don’t have dust collection, other than a shop vac, so I would like to put had tools on the outside to keep some of the dust off of them and hopefully help keep them a little cleaner.

Construction, don’t have a dado set up so I used a 1/2’ straight bit on a router for the dado. There is only a slight single rabbet on the top and bottom. The carcass is just held together by some pocket screws, but the dados give it good rigidity. There are some 45 deg blocking to help keep it square while assembling. the locking rollers I got are from Harbor Freight and the sections are connected by full length piano hinges. If $ wasn’t an issue I think a smaller cars with concealed hinges would be very nice. The handle is made of some scrap ply drawn out with a french curve cut with a jig saw and sanded down with an orbital and then by hand. There are several things I might have done differently, but overall I’m fairly happy with it and being in the garage it doesn’t have to be perfect, just functional. Still a few things to do like put toggle hinges on and add more shelved.

Comments and any suggestions are appreciated thanks.

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#1 posted 11-19-2015 08:55 AM

Nice work, should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 07:51 PM

Just think of all the new tools that this will hold. I like the tall aspect of this cabinet, so that the foot print is smaller.
Just remember to keep the heavy tools on the bottom so that you don’t create a top heavy situation.
Let’s see it when it’s full of tools.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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