Tool Cabinet

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Project by KenBry posted 02-10-2017 03:38 PM 1821 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this tool Cabinet out of prefinished plywood. Really loving it. The ruler on the outside door is a perfect straight edge and it just wouldn’t fit on the inside.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 04:50 PM

Great looking cabinet! How deep is it?

From the second photo (with your gorgeous plane collection) it appears to be much more than 12”, but that might be an illusion due to the slope of the smaller plane storage. The photo of the left hand door, the angle of the plane rack looks much steeper, so it might only be 12” deep.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 05:10 PM

That a real nice and efficient tool cabinet.

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 05:15 PM

nice… I need to do something like this.. I have some cabinets but the space is not used in an intelligent manner. making a couple like these would go a long way in getting rid of so many small items… good job!

-- Pabs

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 05:23 PM

Everything you need in one cabinet, love it!

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#5 posted 02-10-2017 05:55 PM

Ken, this is a very practical tool cabinet and you have gone to a lot of effort to maximize the efficient use of the available room. It will pay off by saving you lots of time while working with your tools not to mention it will also protect them. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-10-2017 06:13 PM

The cabinet is 11” deep and each door is 2.5” deep. Behind the hand planes is more storage. Its where I keep all my sharpening stones and other sharpening equipment.

The handplane rack angle is 24 deg. attached to a 3.5” deep shelf for the #7 hand plane.

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 02-10-2017 08:39 PM

Very nice…..Great job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#8 posted 02-10-2017 11:24 PM

Nice work. Enjoy it.


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#9 posted 02-11-2017 01:17 AM

Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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#10 posted 02-11-2017 02:56 AM

That is a very nice well laid out cabinet. Excellent work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 02-13-2017 02:51 AM

A nice cabinet for keeping tools in one place. I need to add one of these to my project list.

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