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Slant front Tool Cabinet and Chest

I Built it using 3/4" Maple plywood for cabinet cases , recycled Maple hardwood flooring for edging trim and drawer fronts. Drawers bodys are G1S plywood.

The plans came from Shop Notes Magazine, Setting Up Shop issue. I found the plans for the base cabinet to be very accurate and well detailed. Everything fit as described in the instructions.

The upper tool chest instructions were not as good, vague to say the least. I especially had problems with the drawer slides. ( after the glue was dry! ) But adjustments were made, (some call them cover ups) and it all works well.

I finished it with Minwax light oak stain for some color and 4 coats of Varathane semi gloss

I'm going to fit tools in now and put dividers in drawers as needed.

All in all I'm very pleased with the outcome and may build a couple more of the base units with flat tops.
A good learning experience.

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Beautiful!

Love the shop and that mallet too! You must be Paul Bunyan to swing that thing for any length of time. lol
 

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real nice! thanks for sharing. at some point I'd like to make something similar to match my machinist toolbox.
 

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Very nice patterning in the drawer fronts. It looks heavy and will be more so when you fill it. What size and type of wheels did you use?
 

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I saw the show where they built this cabinet. I think you did a great job!
 

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Nice tool chest. I saw that when it was in Shop Notes and it's on my "someday" list.
 

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You have done a very nice work, bravo.
 

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very nice
you will get a lot of use out of that
 

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Nice! I have that issue and I really like that chest too. I was thinking of making it one day. Nice job. Good to know the instructions worked well for you too.
 

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Nice job! I'd like to see some better pics of that workbench also. Very nice!
 

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So many awesome folks sharing wonderful useful projects. Lumber Jocks Rock! Thanks for sharing.
 

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very cool role around toolchest still remember how much I loved my handtools
was just beside me when I worked on a car and I consider to make one myself
when I get a new shop

thank´s for sharing it
is the other project´s in the book so good as this one :)

take care
Dennis
 

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Nice cabinet and chest! Gotta love all the storage it provides. Nice colour and finish.

Could you tell me what the date was on that Setting Up Shop issue (I think I missed it).

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great Work. I've thought about this for a while and you have done this project proud. It always fun to see really nice tools and storage being built for shops.

Your choice of color/stain and the run of grain you decided to go with are particularly nice.
 

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Nice job!!An heirloom for sure!
 

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Very nice looking Tool Cabinet. I have found in the past that there are always something missing in Store bought Plans.
If you don't mind would you tell me where you got your drawer handles. I like the way they look and there are not any screws showing. Keep up the nice work.
 

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David,There are brass shelf pins on the top of the base cabinet for the chest to sit on.
Jeff,I used 3" casters instead of the 5" called for in the plans.
Glen,The issue was 2009 Setting Up Shop
Bigrock, The handles are from Lee Valley Hardware. Look online in the Special offers section. They were a buck each. I ordered 36 of them about 4 months ago, I'm down to 4 left.
 

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Dude! Awesome! I love it. This might be coming to my shop soon. I saw this on the woodsmith show on pbs. Love that show.
 

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Wow this is great. I saw these in this in the book and loved it.
I'm thinking of making 2 side by sides one for Metric tools and one for SAE. I will probaly only make one top if any as I always need workbench space.

I tried to send you the flip stand plans to both emails you sent me. At first I thought it was because I had it in a ZIP File so I tried to send them page by page. All them came back. DO you have your security level on not to accept emails from unknowns? I see if I can post them on here in the forum… If not I could just mail them to you the old fashion way LOL

Will figure it out.
 
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