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Project by anthm27 posted 02-23-2019 12:14 AM 913 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More space is what is required in my ever shrinking workshop, this cabinet of very standard 1/2 ply construction. I also used it as an experiment for exposed dowels, which I learnt a lot about.

The cabinet sits against the ceiling in my workshop and is just out of the way of head height walking space.
The drawers needed to be easily removable so as they could sit on the bench whilst being used. The handles had to be easily gripable to be able to pull a heavy drawer out and get it on the bench without dropping it down the stair well.

The only real special thing here is in actual fact the hand made handles from Beech dowel and Mahogany ends.
Anyways I was thrilled how they turned out , I’ve added a picture of the jig I made. I used it to get holes with no tear out in the mahogany ends which house the dowel. I then used a fine tooth back saw to rip each small end by hand and sand them up. Honestly, I don,t know how you model makers do it. Working with little pieces of lumber is frustrating for me. (((which reminds me , I,ve got to get the rifle finished at some point.)))

Thanks for reading ,
Regards
Anthony

These two pics are of the jig required to get no tear out in the half inch holes of the handle ends.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 12:36 AM

Again you’ve found space to store things – good job Anthony

Now I understand the query about open face dowels.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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anthm27

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 12:39 AM



Again you ve found space to store things – good job Anthony

Now I understand the query about open face dowels.
- recycle1943

Cheers Dick,
Yes those end 1/4 dowels into the 1/2 ply just work, but they aren,t great.
Regards
Anth

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#3 posted 02-23-2019 06:29 AM

Nice… You remind me on me… every space available used

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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anthm27

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#4 posted 02-23-2019 09:51 AM



Nice… You remind me on me… every space available used

- majuvla

s available.
Thanks for the comment
Kind regards

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anthm27

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#5 posted 02-23-2019 09:52 AM



Nice… You remind me on me… every space available used

- majuvla

Thanks Ivan,
Yes space comes at a rather large premium here in Hong Kong, its definitely worth using all that’s available.
Thanks for the comment
Kind regards

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EarlS

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#6 posted 02-23-2019 12:22 PM

Looks good and functional. Clever idea on the mahogany.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 02-23-2019 07:49 PM

Looks great. I especially like the drawer pulls.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-24-2019 12:16 AM

nice work buddy

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 02-24-2019 12:53 AM

Looks like a good solution for a small space. And sharp-looking, too!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#10 posted 02-24-2019 01:12 AM

Nice one Anthony.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-24-2019 01:56 AM

LOL. Starting to look like my shop too. If it fits, it sticks and then some. Nice looking shelves buddy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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