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Project by Michael O'Brien posted 11-16-2020 04:04 AM 1647 views 10 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project that never stops! I started building the main cabinet using Michael Pekovich’s plans three years ago. I soon realized a single cabinet wasn’t enough, so added two additional single door cabinets to each side. Then came the display shelves between the cabinets. I continually modify the various tool holders and lay out as my tool collection changes, this in itself is a lot of fun!
My turning chisels are enclosed in a tilting block with wooden hinges. All dovetails by hand. Rare earth magnets hold the chisels.
The timber is all Fijian Mahogany, with some veneers of Honduras Figured Mahogany. Raised panel doors for the exterior, internal doors used shop made veneers. All drawer pulls and handles my first attempts at turning. Some french polishing, but mainly finished using Osmo.
It has been a learning journey which continues.

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 11-16-2020 04:10 AM

Fantastic cabinets and great tool collection!
The dovetails are top notch and the two mahoganies are gorgeous!!!
Great work and thanks for sharing.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 11-16-2020 04:15 AM

That is some beautiful work and very well laid out.

NICE!!!!

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

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Michael O'Brien

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#3 posted 11-16-2020 04:19 AM



Fantastic cabinets and great tool collection!
The dovetails are top notch and the two mahoganies are gorgeous!!!
Great work and thanks for sharing.

- MrWolfe


Thanks Mr Wolfe

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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pottz

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#4 posted 11-16-2020 04:19 AM

ok mind blown you win.you feel good now!!!!ha ha, just frickin kidding man,that is what someone who appreciates tools does buddy.why not make shop cabinets as good or better than what’s in your home,hell our shops are our home!beautiful work man.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Michael O'Brien

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#5 posted 11-16-2020 04:19 AM



That is some beautiful work and very well laid out.

NICE!!!!

Thank you..

- woodbutcherbynight


-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#6 posted 11-16-2020 04:23 AM



ok mind blown you win.you feel good now!!!!ha ha, just frickin kidding man,that is what someone who appreciates tools does buddy.why not make shop cabinets as good or better than what s in your home,hell our shops are our home!beautiful work man.

- pottz

Thank you Pottz – appreciate and agree.

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Andre

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#7 posted 11-16-2020 05:38 AM

Great Job, as soon as I finished mine, I knew it was too small, same as my plane tills and Saw till:) Oh ya time to build a new rack for the lathe tools:) Heck time to build a NEW SHOP!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Michael O'Brien

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#8 posted 11-16-2020 05:52 AM



Great Job, as soon as I finished mine, I knew it was too small, same as my plane tills and Saw till:) Oh ya time to build a new rack for the lathe tools:) Heck time to build a NEW SHOP!

- Andre

Thanks Andre

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

147 posts in 517 days


#9 posted 11-16-2020 06:18 AM



A project that never stops! I started building the main cabinet using Michael Pekovich s plans three years ago. I soon realized a single cabinet wasn t enough, so added two additional single door cabinets to each side. Then came the display shelves between the cabinets. I continually modify the various tool holders and lay out as my tool collection changes, this in itself is a lot of fun!
My turning chisels are enclosed in a tilting block with wooden hinges. All dovetails by hand. Rare earth magnets hold the chisels.
The timber is all Fijian Mahogany, with some veneers of Honduras Figured Mahogany. Raised panel doors for the exterior, internal doors used shop made veneers. All drawer pulls and handles my first attempts at turning. Some french polishing, but mainly finished using Osmo.
It has been a learning journey which continues.

- Michael O Brien


-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

147 posts in 517 days


#10 posted 11-16-2020 06:19 AM


A project that never stops! I started building the main cabinet using Michael Pekovich s plans three years ago. I soon realized a single cabinet wasn t enough, so added two additional single door cabinets to each side. Then came the display shelves between the cabinets. I continually modify the various tool holders and lay out as my tool collection changes, this in itself is a lot of fun!
My turning chisels are enclosed in a tilting block with wooden hinges. All dovetails by hand. Rare earth magnets hold the chisels.
The timber is all Fijian Mahogany, with some veneers of Honduras Figured Mahogany. Raised panel doors for the exterior, internal doors used shop made veneers. All drawer pulls and handles my first attempts at turning. Some french polishing, but mainly finished using Osmo.
It has been a learning journey which continues.

- Michael O Brien

All cabinets open…

- Michael O Brien


-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Peteybadboy

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#11 posted 11-16-2020 10:03 AM

Michael,

That is a beautiful thing to see! I thought my tool wall was cool. Now I know it is merely a draft of what I will build in the future. Why do you have 3 sets of bench chisels?

Thank you for posting.

Incredible.

-- Petey

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Michael O'Brien

147 posts in 517 days


#12 posted 11-16-2020 10:49 AM


Michael,

That is a beautiful thing to see! I thought my tool wall was cool. Now I know it is merely a draft of what I will build in the future. Why do you have 3 sets of bench chisels?

Thank you for posting.

Incredible.

- Peteybadboy

Thanks for your very kind comments Petey!
Yes, 3 sets of bench chisels – just silly. Will give them onto my sons, but for now until I need some extra space they’re hanging up in reserve. The LN’s are the nicest, but my “go to” are the Marples.
Cheers…

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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mikeacg

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#13 posted 11-16-2020 12:14 PM

Setting the bar pretty high Michael! Heck, I’d be happy if I could just keep my shop that clean!!!
Thank you for sharing…

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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swirt

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#14 posted 11-16-2020 01:33 PM

Woof… those are amazing.

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

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sras

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#15 posted 11-16-2020 04:56 PM

That is one impressive storage set!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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