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Start of a plan, and a mess

Things are getting messy, dis-organized, and just needs something better,,,
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This entire area needs a "facelift" from the left side's messy pile..
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All the way to the right..
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Lines show the limits I can go to. IF a door would swing open on a new cabinet…it has to clear the plane til.
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This side, nears to clear the drill press handles….

I can go until the ceiling joists, about 48" above the benchtop. And 36" in width….maybe. Depth?
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IF I clean off the "back porch", I'd have up to 4' deep….way too much for my arms…
I could slide the drill press to the left a bit…IF need be..
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4" at the most..meh.

Plan is, the next time Menard's has a sale on 1×12 x 4' planks, I'm buying a stack of the best on the pallet….4 planks for the top, bottom and 2 sides. The rest will be for shelves, and any drawers. Doors will get a 2-4" deep frame around a panel. Panel will be used to hang a few tools on. Back of the cabinet will be T&G planks, so I can hang racks, hooks, shelves and such….May just buy a plank of Car Siding? Or, just make my own.

Some of the tools will get sorted through….keeping the better for use, rest over in a drawer…
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Need to sort through this drawer. Other piles need cleaned up..
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Maybe find a better place for the cases? And NOT sitting with the laundry soap…
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So..about the first week of April….I'll get the lumber….and then we'll see how this goes…..
Stay tuned….


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Plugs done, latches installed, stain applied

Update on that plug cutter, needed sharpened…and a skinny board for the vise on the drill press. was having trouble cutting the plugs..
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Once they were made, a small screwdriver could pop them out, dab of glue on the narrow end, and tap into place..
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let the glue set a bit. Chisel and a tap with the hammer to trim the plugs down…block plane to smooth things out.
Sharpened the cutter, today..
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And made the last 11 plugs. made a road trip to Lowes, and picked up the latches..
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used a tool by Irwin, to start the screw holes..
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hard part was setting the latches so they closed the doors up tight..
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Then installed the last of the plugs, trimmed them flush, and sanded them smooth..
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IF you watch how the grain runs, plugs will almost disappear…almost…Then gave the door#2 a brushed on coat of Witch's Brew..
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Added a strip to the bottom edge of #2
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And a couple more keepers for the braces..
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getting a bit crowded? Chisel rack also got a finish…to protect the steel from the Oak in the rack..
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So…I think this is about ready to "open for business"?
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just be sure to close the doors, when done..
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Might be ready to post as a "Project"?

Insides are still a work in progress, trying to find the best way to stash things…without a crowd…
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Piling up in the corners…
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Stay tuned..
Bandit you never cease to amaze me how fast you build and finish a project. It's another winner!


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