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Tool cabinet #1: Putting together the carcase

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 11-16-2007 02:30 AM 2062 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Prior to joining the list, I began working on a tool cabinet. The plan is from a Wood Magazine issue. After purchasing large quantities of 4/4 and 6/4 Red Oak, 4/4 Ash, and some figured Maple, I began making sawdust. The carcase of the cabinet is full, 1” thick oak, as are the cross members.

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The back is a built up assembly with stiles, rails and plywood center panels.

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I have also completed the two doors for the front of the cabinet. I have used figured Maple for the panel inserts.

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At this point, I am assembling the drawers and trays. I used 1/2” thick ash for the drawers and made a box joint jig/table saw sled to cut the joints. I am very pleased with how this has worked out.

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The next step will be to mount the drawer slides and then finish sanding everything. I will make the drawer fronts after the drawers are fitted.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time



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mot

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#1 posted 11-16-2007 03:07 AM

Wow…neat undertaking. What issue is this from?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 11-16-2007 04:01 AM

I’ve got that issue here somewhere and this tool cabinet keeps calling my name. Glad to see you building this so I can watch. That’s some good looking wood.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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SteveFrederick

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#3 posted 11-16-2007 05:13 AM

Beautiful! Nice joinery!
It will be a beauty when finished.

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY. http://www.campingclassics.com

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SPalm

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#4 posted 11-16-2007 06:10 AM

Tools is a place of honor. I like it. Your fingers are impressive.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 11-16-2007 10:32 AM

Very nice construction – it should be a beauty.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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CutNRun

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#6 posted 11-16-2007 08:39 PM

I will have to check the issue. I don’t believe it is one of the regular magazine issues. There are no advertisements and as I recall, it has some book cases on the front. I have looked on the Wood Magazine web site and cannot find it in their listed publications.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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CutNRun

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#7 posted 11-17-2007 08:18 AM

Can’t trust my memory for anything. The cabinet is actually from a sample issue of Woodsmith magazine that I received. I now see that the plans are available from PlansNow.com at http://plansnow.com/dn3069c.html I will also be making the smaller tool chest that sits on top of the cabinet.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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Karson

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#8 posted 11-17-2007 08:20 AM

Great looking chest. It will be great to see it completed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dorje

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#9 posted 11-20-2007 08:34 AM

Hey neighbor – What a great project you have going here!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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