Tool cabinet #8: All done and loaded

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 03-17-2008 10:37 PM 1637 reads 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just wanted to follow-up and finish this project/blog. The top cabinet is now finished and loaded with tools. I do actually have a drawer or two available for more “stuff”. I’m pleased with how the cabinet turned out. My wife thinks it is too nice for the garage/shop, but I know better.

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

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#1 posted 03-17-2008 10:40 PM

Mr CNR, that is just down right handsome. Nice finish too.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 03-17-2008 10:42 PM

Great looking tool cabinet. I really like the natural finish. Your wife probably wants to keep it for herself. Thanks for posting.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-17-2008 10:58 PM

nice tool cabinet. i bet it beats any one of those 700 dollars ones that you buy in stores and you can customize it too. thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 03-17-2008 11:41 PM

well done. I really like the maple drawer fronts. Maybe you could share, she gets the little one you get the big one… (or not)... It is a very nice looking project(s) at any rate. I see one of these in my future…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 03-18-2008 12:08 AM

Fantastic! That is one beautifull tool cabinet.I agree the maple draw fronts are awesome, and I like the dark screw plugs/dowells. I can really respect a guy that takes that much pride in how he stores his tools!


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#6 posted 03-18-2008 12:10 AM

That is a fine looking cabinet

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#7 posted 03-18-2008 12:18 AM

Excellent Job!

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 03-18-2008 12:23 AM

That is a gorgeous tool cabinet. Unfortunately I have to agree with your wife (as much as it upsets me to do so). You do realize that this sets the standard for the rest of your shop. You are going to have to re-do all your other cabinets and tool stands to match. :)

Thanks for the post. You have both form and function in this cabinet. This speaks volumes about your pride in the work that you do.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 12:34 AM

That is fanstatic! I don’t what else to say.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 03-18-2008 01:22 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. and if you turn around, close your eyes and count to 100, I will sneak into your shop and be holden that tool box…Aye, she is a beaut lad. Nice job.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#11 posted 03-18-2008 01:40 AM

Excellent craftsmanship——your wife has a point—-it does look much too nice for the shop! The details and finish are outstanding.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#12 posted 03-18-2008 02:32 AM

Beautiful! You’re making us look like slackers.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#13 posted 03-18-2008 04:35 AM

Very nice… I hope you keep the dyes and stains on the other side of the room.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#14 posted 03-18-2008 05:52 AM

I am in your will right? My name is on that cabinet isn’t it???? Drats. :-)

I think you did a marvelous job and will get lots and lots of use from it Good job!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#15 posted 03-18-2008 08:43 AM

I like what WoodJack said above – it’s too true. You’ve built yourself a very fine tool cabinet!

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

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