Turning Tool Cabinet

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Project by Glen Peterson posted 02-26-2011 11:12 PM 4598 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cherry cabinet last summer to hold my lathe tools. I got tired if cleaning the shavings and saw dust out of it so I finally got around to building some doors. The cabinet is 48” x 28” x 6”. It’s narrow to fit between a window frame and the Overhead Door track. I had just bought a Veritas dovetail saw when I made the carcass so I decided to dovetail it. The door panels are veneered in cherry front and back. It is finished with 3 coat of Waterlox Original.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 11:34 PM

Great case work, great use of space, great tools. Thanks for the idea. Do the tools lean toward the back? O did you use magnets to hold them in? Thanks.

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 12:16 AM

Looks too nice to be in the shop…well done, it’s lovely.


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 12:21 AM

OMG, that is so cool. Yiour cabinet is like icing on a tool cake…what a buncha nice tools to have a dedicated place to be put away. Thanks for showing all. Am inspired by what I see, and I’m going to run out and take pictures and post. Hah! don’t get too excited…mine are kept in a box I made for shipping!
Best Regards, Stephen

-- Stephen Mines ([email protected])

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 01:59 PM

Hi Glen,
That is one beautiful cabinet! Love it.
And also some wonderful tool in there.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 12:57 AM

I concurr that is one beautifal cabinet.


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#6 posted 02-28-2011 01:23 AM

BEAUTIFUL job! Love the purpose-bult design, tool organization and finish. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 07:22 AM

That’s nice I like the doors.

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