I have been acquiring a few hand tools over the past few years and am starting to get frustrated in looking for them. I do have a nice Craftsman 50” rolling cabinet and top box but it is fairly full with mechanics tools. I needed a dedicated place for the chisels, hand planes, hand saws, squares etc that are needed in woodworking. I currently have them in a couple of drawers in the big Craftsman box and spread out all over the shop. I decided to build a good sized cabinet that could handle all the tools I currently own and enough room to hold future acquisitions. I got my inspiration from an article in FWW #188. My cabinet is not an exact replica but is close. The cabinet is 30” wide, 48” tall and 14” deep. There are clamshell doors that will hold all my chisels and a few drawers inside for whatever I decide. The main cabinet is 3/4” birch ply, the drawers are pine sides and walnut faces. I didnt use any fancy joinery, rabbets, dadoes and a few screws and glue. I am hoping to have it finished in a week or so. I will hang it above my storage cabinets which will be within easy reach of the workbench. The 2 interior doors are hung with simple hinges, I am not happy with them and will replace with full piano hinges just like the main clamshell doors are hung with. The interior doors give me a lot more surface area for hanging tools. The area just above the 3 drawers will be sectioned off with 1/4” ply for hand planes.
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