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Project by smallerstick posted 10-01-2019 05:05 PM 775 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently moved into a new shop and realized I needed a place to sharpen tools as well as more storage for, you know, stuff. I recalled seeing a piece on small shops in a FWW issue a couple of years ago, specifically, a cabinet in Mike Pekovich’s shop which appealed to me. His has 3 banks of 5 drawers; mine has just 2.
Drawers run on hard maple slides set into the carcass and grooves dadoed into the drawer sides. Carcass in local milled pine, top is soft maple 1 3/4” thick. Shellac finish for protection. Pulls are 1” square walnut with a 10ยบ bevel on the bottom for finger grip—- simple/effective.
The project took less than a week to complete and so far has met all my expectations. It’s not very pretty but, hey, it’s shop furniture. The 2 top 3” drawers hold all my diamond plates, stones and jigs and the rest …. stuff.

-- Peter





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kylej

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#1 posted 10-01-2019 07:42 PM

I don’t know what you mean about “not very pretty”, that looks pretty gorgeous to me. Nicely done!

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#2 posted 10-01-2019 09:13 PM

looks good to me too.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 10-02-2019 12:15 PM

very nice looking “shop” cabinet.

-- I would offer moral support, but I have questionable morals - Me, 2005

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#4 posted 10-02-2019 04:54 PM

That looks great to me and very functional. Who doesn’t need room for more stuff! Nice job!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 10-03-2019 07:36 PM

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