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Blog entry by Airframer posted 317 days ago 1213 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This morning before work I finally got a plan together for this cabinet. It hits all the design criteria I had laid out and more so I think it’s a go on the build now.

Here is my highly technical “sketch up” of the cabinet :D

This is a head on view. The bottom cabinet with drawers on it will reside between the legs and can be un attached and rolled elsewhere in the shop if needed. This will hold mostly consumables (sandpaper, glue up supplies etc) and my sharpening gear. The top of it will fold out becoming a sharpening station that I can place next to my bench for ease of sharpening while working (this is all theoretical of course and subject to change).

This is just a side view illustrating the planned “mobility” section of the cabinet. Basically it’s a 2 wheel dolly type setup that should make this pretty easy to roll into a moving van or around the shop if needed while keeping it stable while standing.

Any and all feedback is encouraged on this. As far as I can tell this should work out swimmingly but you guys always find something that I had not thought about or over looked lol.

Thanks for reading and stick around for more!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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Airframer

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#1 posted 316 days ago

Well, I guess since there are no objections here I am going forward with this design. I do need to get a cleaning done in the shop before any wood gets cut though. The level of project spew has reached max capacity lol.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 316 days ago

I get it, I like it.

Build-out of the tools in my “Wall Hung” has proven to be very difficult. Enough so that I’ve essentially not started… But for the shelves, drawers and cubbies that were part of the carcase build, I wouldn’t be using it. So, thank goodness I incorporated a bunch of that type of tool holding methodology.

Watching this one with earnest. Wait, where’d he come from? ;-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Airframer

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#3 posted 316 days ago

I think he just returned from camp..

Oddly enough it is the “build-out” of the tools inside the cabinet that I am most looking forward too lol. I am a bit of a sadist when it comes to that sort of thing though. I should probably see someone about that now that I think about it…..

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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CL810

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#4 posted 316 days ago

I like it; especially the sharpening station. Never seen that addressed before

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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BigRedKnothead

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#5 posted 316 days ago

Race ya to see who gets theirs done first. Get it….cause everyone thinks we’re fast….;)

Whatcha doin on drawer slides? I don’t mind wood ones…usually cheaply made from scraps. But I’m gonna splurge on my joinery bench drawers so I can have full extension.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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Airframer

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#6 posted 316 days ago

I have some metal bearing full extension glides that were robbed from a Snap On roll away tool box that was in the trash pile at work I could use. However I might go with wooden ones just because lol.

Oh… and no fair.. you already started and you just have to hang them on the wall! (but yep.. you’re on! 1..2..3.. go! :D )

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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BigRedKnothead

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#7 posted 316 days ago

Oh, I’m speaking of my french cleats and joinery bench as my toolbox. I’ll be making cabinets with drawers below. Gotta raised some funds first.

Challenge: full extension wood slides. More difficult, but doable. Nothing scared you on your bench….so I thought I cast a gauntlet for ya.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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Airframer

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#8 posted 316 days ago

Challenge accepted!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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BigRedKnothead

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#9 posted 315 days ago

Cool. Lemme know if you can’t find a good design. I’ve seen a couple in mags.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 315 days ago

That’s a good design for a tool cabinet. Your blog will be interesting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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