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Project Information

Wood And Materials Used
cherry, maple, oak, walnut, exotic wood scraps
Tools Used
dovetail jig, table saw, misc. other shop tools, Arm-R-Seal
Location
IA (a.k.a. Heaven)
I've had the Viking Nova drill press for a while now and it needed a permanent home. The project started where most of my projects do, on SketchUp.



Part way thru making the SketchUp model I realized I needed to dig thru the various scraps and shorts to see what was usable for the project. I found several 6/4 pieces of cherry for the legs. Some short pieces of walnut would work for the stretchers, a left over piece of 8/4 white oak would make the top. I also had enough 3/4 oak to make drawer boxes. Back to SketchUp to work out the final dimensions (16x20x28). I didn't finish the SketchUp design by since I didn't quite know what I wanted to do for the drawers and front.

The legs are made of 2 pieces held together with a 1/4" mortise and a loose tenon that runs the length of the legs. Side and back panels are 1/2" cherry plywood panels with walnut stretchers. The stretcher mortises for the cherry panels were cut at the same time as the legs.

The side panels and side leg pieces were glued up as one assembly. The back leg pieces and panel was glued up as an assembly. Using a dado stack on the able saw, slots were cut into the pieces to hold the top and bottom panels. I also pre-finshed all of the interior faces since there wasn't going to be a lot of room to do it after final assembly.

Before the assemblies were glued together, drawer slides (75 lb full extension side slides) for 3 drawers were also installed.

Complete cabinet carcass:





Side note - the wheels were taken off right after I installed them. Engaging the wheels resulted in a very top heavy, unstable situation where the drill press leaned to the side like the leaning tower of Pisa. Since I didn't want it to tip over I went with a mobile base.

In keeping with the theme of over-building shop items, the drawers are dovetailed, 3/4" oak.




Of course the front had to be A&C style to go with the work bench.

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One of the handles is crooked. No, just joking. Those drawer-fronts are awesome. Like, every time you walk past that cabinet, you will be like, stunned by your work.
 

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Looks nice Earl, and of course it needs to match the bench. Well done.
 

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That looks awesome!
 

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Earl,
Very nice cabinet.
have to say the comment on the handle being crooked is funny.
 

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Well no need trying to get my eyes to find the author in the new forum, one look at the photo and the mind said "Earl":D

If you wear even something as simple as a plaid shirt, you'll be invisible in your shop. Calico shiek!

Envious of the Nova. I'll only swap the belts around on my press if I really have to.

Over the top perfection as always!
 

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Nice work, Earl! I snorted when I read Brian saying one of the handles was crooked.
 

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pretty cool cabinet earl,those drawer fronts look like stained glass almost.
 

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I might have chuckled a bit on the crooked handle comment. Of course I also had to look again just in case.

I wear boring dark colored shirts so you can see me amongst all of the wild colors and patterns in the inlays.
 

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Pretty fancy cabinet Earl.....love the design, great execution....
 

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How did I miss this? Oh maybe because the site doesn't tell me when people I am following post a project or something. But I digress...

Very cool. At least the drill press won't be embarrassed being in the same room as the bench.

EDIT to Add: Do you think that Cricket would be upset if I use the report button and put reason for reporting is: Awesome?
 
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