saw till

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Project by rjb37 posted 09-20-2013 09:20 PM 2556 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was cabinet # 3 in my series of going nutso making these. Daughter #2 has the second one I made and I have this one.
I prefer to have closed tills and tool chests. It helps with keeping the workshop dust and dirt out of them.
This till is all pine with a dovetailed carcass, and a double frame and panel door. I used two because I didn’t have a warm and fuzzy feeling about one big panel.
Still doing mostly machine with this build, but I did the dovetails by hand with the Lee Valley saw guide jig.
I use the dead space behind the saws for stowing other goodies and toys.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 10:48 PM

Very efficient saw till, but I guess I am an old fashioned woodworker. I like my saws positioned on an aging peg board where a slamming door often dislodges them to the floor, and my black lab pup uses the handle as a chew toy and two weeks later I find my favorite saw rusting out in the far corner of the pasture. But nice job indeed.

Nice job on the traveling toolbox too. What are those 4 long items on the cabinet door?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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Rob Drown

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 10:57 PM

Really nice, beautiful jointery. How far apart are the saws standing up.

I really need one of these!!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 01:29 AM

Hi Richard,
I can’t wait until I retire and I can get a shop dog too. I’ll be better off unless I get a smart one that figures out how to open doors.
The four long things are what I use to measure my diagonals on my projects. I don’t like using a tape measure, with these I don’t have to remember anything. Lee Valley sells them and if memory serves me right, calls them gauge heads.

-- accidental woodworker

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 01:35 AM

Hi Rob,
thanx. The kerfs in in the top rail I made with my table saw and they are 1 1/2” apart. The totes sit on a 1” dowel. I have a couple of empty spots for a rip panel saw(s) if and when I find one worth rehabbing.

-- accidental woodworker

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