Hand tool cabinet. Fishing pole lamp

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Project by GMman posted 05-15-2008 04:22 PM 5236 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet so I can see all of my hand tools, routers. belt sanders, hand planer, bits etc. made from and old hutch top part. The lamp is an old fishing pole that my son was not using anymore the end was broke off and I decided to do something with it came out pretty good.

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#1 posted 05-15-2008 04:27 PM

Another great idea! Did you use glass or plexie glass? They look great!


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#2 posted 05-15-2008 04:33 PM

Did you build this just for your tools or is it a cabinet recycling project ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 05-15-2008 04:46 PM

It is glass but if I break any of them I will go to plexiglass…...yes recycled with change made to the shelf

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#4 posted 05-16-2008 03:08 AM


This is a nice tool cabinet and you have a nice collection of hand tools to go in there. Being able to see your tools in there is a good idea.

Thanks for posting this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-16-2008 03:31 AM

My problem is I have too many tools for the size of my shop…what you see is about 1/6 of the tools I have.

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#6 posted 05-16-2008 05:55 AM

What a great idea for a tool cabinet. Makes it nice to be able to see where the tools are at. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-16-2008 06:28 PM

hi GMman
nice looking cabinets, quite the collection of tools you have there. i thought i had a lot of routers but i now have room to improve


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#8 posted 05-16-2008 06:31 PM

Only have 6 and a trimmer

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#9 posted 05-16-2008 07:23 PM

Nice, almost looks like a shrine. I am afraid I would have to bow everytime I passed by. :)

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 05-16-2008 11:30 PM

Complete with crown molding. Neato!

Of course, you aren’t REALLY a woodworker after all, are you. Not a spec of sawdust to be seen!

(Or you are the neatest woodworker on the planet???)

Nice project!

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#11 posted 05-17-2008 12:49 AM

You know I had tools all over the place like most woodworker have and I ran into this, the top part of a hutch that this shop made and the person that had it made change their mine so I got the top part for close to nothing all I had to do is replace the glass shelf with wood one so now if I want a tool I just look and take it. For he dust I cleaned before taking the pictures lol lol

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#12 posted 10-29-2008 01:08 AM

Nice work.

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#13 posted 10-29-2008 01:13 AM

Thank you very much

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#14 posted 10-02-2009 07:09 PM

This is a clever idea, glass doors! I never thought of that but this is the way to go to find what I’m looking for.

Thanks for sharing.



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