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Project by MatthewTruax posted 04-24-2019 05:42 PM 857 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest shop furniture addition. I’m not sure why I always choose to practice hand cut joinery on shop projects when I don’t generally do that for in the house furniture. Perhaps because I always mess up! Anyways, I recently got these small parts bins from Home Depot on sale and thought I’d build a little cabinet for them. This was a budget build and I didn’t want to buy any plywood, so I made it out of walnut with oak back slats. I think it turned out nice. Nice enough for the shop anyway.

-Matt-

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 06:19 PM

I think it looks great!
I wish my dovetails looked that good.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 08:18 PM

A very nice cabinet,

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#3 posted 04-24-2019 09:14 PM

Matthew,
A pretty flash “Small Parts Organiser” but then I saw yor clamps and templates and then read about your miter saw, then continuing on looking at your projects I have determined you are a very clever worker.

-- Regards Rob

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MatthewTruax

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#4 posted 04-24-2019 09:24 PM

Thanks for the kind words!!


I think it looks great!
I wish my dovetails looked that good.

- fivecodys


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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MatthewTruax

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#5 posted 04-24-2019 09:24 PM

Thank you sir!


A very nice cabinet,

- Dutchy


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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MatthewTruax

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#6 posted 04-24-2019 09:27 PM

Rob, thanks so much for those kind words! I don’t know about clever but certainly determined. I set my sights high in an effort to challenge myself.
Lots of disappointments but that’s how we grow.


Matthew,
A pretty flash “Small Parts Organiser” but then I saw yor clamps and templates and then read about your miter saw, then continuing on looking at your projects I have determined you are a very clever worker.

- robscastle


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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swirt

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#7 posted 04-25-2019 01:06 AM

Very nice. Shop furniture is perfect for dovetail practice.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 04-25-2019 01:23 AM

Nice job and functional for sure but when I saw this.

“This was a budget build and I didn’t want to buy any plywood, so I made it out of walnut with oak back slats.”

I thought, “where does this guy live!” Walnut where I live is about $12 a bd ft. Plywood is about $1 a bd ft.

How’d you get by with a Walnut budget build?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 04-25-2019 06:06 PM

Looks great. Nice idea for storing those little items and keeping organized. Clever.

-- Tom

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MatthewTruax

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#10 posted 04-25-2019 06:43 PM

Haha well, I was lucky enough to purchase my walnut for $2 a bf and have had it for quite some time, so the sting of bulk purchase has passed and I use walnut willy nilly as if it grows on trees :)


Nice job and functional for sure but when I saw this.

“This was a budget build and I didn’t want to buy any plywood, so I made it out of walnut with oak back slats.”

I thought, “where does this guy live!” Walnut where I live is about $12 a bd ft. Plywood is about $1 a bd ft.

How d you get by with a Walnut budget build?

- Craftsman on the lake


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 04-27-2019 02:18 AM

Matthew , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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Idyllic

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#12 posted 05-08-2019 01:12 PM

Nicely done-I see one of these in my future

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