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Project by whope posted 07-30-2020 11:40 PM 1668 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a “Get to know you” project with my new table saw. The previous saw blade cabinet was attached to the card that saw was on, so it went with the saw when I sold it. The Hammer takes 12” blades, so I needed a bigger one anyway. This also includes the first real drawer I’ve made. The white colored plywood (blonde wood) was something I found at the blue box store.

I put a coat of shellac on it and found that it caused the Padauk handles to bleed. So there are some reddish splotches. Not interested in trying to fix it. It’s just a shop project. I’m sure I read somewhere that certain finishes will cause some types of wood to bleed, but nothing like learning first hand.

May make a similar one to store my shaper heads.

Thanks for stopping by.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 07-31-2020 12:09 AM

Great cabinet!
Plenty of storage and a great design.
Jon

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whope

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#2 posted 07-31-2020 12:20 AM

I should probably talk about the design. Blade drawers are on 1” centers with the front being about 15/16” tall. The base of the blade drawers is 1/4” plywood. Each blade sits upon a 6” x 6” 1/4” plywood square glued a bit towards the front of the draw. Since the arbor is 30mm, there’s a 1-1/8” dowel that’s 3/4” long set into a hole in the middle of the plywood square.

Since the dado set is only 6” and you can fit 2 blades on each dowel, I could put four positions in one drawer. Here the plywood squares are only 2” x 2”. The top drawer is the same basic design with a short side and back to keep the loose tools from falling off. The bottom draw is a traditional drawer that’s about 4” deep on the inside.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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Peteybadboy

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#3 posted 07-31-2020 09:54 AM

Very nice

-- Petey

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 07-31-2020 05:49 PM

So much valuable storage in a smallish footprint. That is a win. If these were your first drawers, you sure went all in, what is it a dozen of them?

-- Think safe, be safe

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whope

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#5 posted 07-31-2020 07:14 PM

Only the bottom drawer I would consider real. The blade drawers just slide into 1/4” dados on each side and only have a front. The dowels hold the blades in place.

There’s an earlier revision in my projects. I had purchased a bunch of cheap nobs to use instead of screws as in the previous version, but they ended up being 1-1/4 in diameter, so I couldn’t use them. The scrap shelf had a couple of small pieces of Padauk.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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sansoo22

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#6 posted 07-31-2020 07:46 PM

Very nice! I’ve been needing to make a cabinet for the right side of my saw. I really like your blade drawers and may borrow that idea.

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 08-06-2020 01:19 AM

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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