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Blog entry by Jim posted 01-15-2010 04:33 AM 1118 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s time to finally start building stuff. For my first project I decided to build a Roll-Around Tool Cart based on the plans from ShopNotes # 54.

All the parts cut and ready to build!

The Drawers assembled.

The Cabnet, divider , and back assembled.

Drawers and Hindges installed. (Note – My camera lenses at wide angle distorts the image, it’s really not cooked like it looks)

Doors and Top installed.

Handles made from 2×4 scrap.

Finished!!

It’s not perfect and I made some mistakes, but overall I’m happy with the results. The “drawers” are more like sliding trays. I plan on building “real” drawers sometime soon.

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 04:51 AM

This looks pretty good. It certainly will help keep your hand tools organized. This should be a nice addition to your shop.

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

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Partridge

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 05:16 AM

this looks great. to make the drawer taller for now. you could get some 1/4 in hard board and screw to sides and back.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Gary

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 06:36 AM

Good job. That’ll be handy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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stefang

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 01:07 PM

-The photos don’t show for me. Am I blind?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 03:21 PM

You’re not blind. Web hosting problems. They done a conversion last night and messed everything up. I’ll have to fix it when I get home tonight.

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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Jim

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 12:46 AM

Photo links fixed…...

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 12:51 AM

You is off to a great start!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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stefang

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#8 posted 01-16-2010 11:32 AM

Nice work and handy to have in the shop. Instead of larger drawers which tend to get piled up with tools, why not just make more like you have and place them in between the existing ones? I find that thin drawers are easier to organize and keep neat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jeison

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#9 posted 01-16-2010 12:13 PM

nice!
unless you have big stuff to store I agree with Mike, more shallow drawers

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Moron

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#10 posted 01-16-2010 02:17 PM

it’s not bad and for what its worth

if you would have blocked out those drawer guides, then you could access the drawer with out opening the doors fully and having said that….............why bother with the doors and why not have just drawers?

Cheers

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Jim

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#11 posted 01-19-2010 09:43 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Good point on the drawers Mike. Roman, I built the doors for two reasons. Practice and they help keep the dust out.

Thanks again all,
Jim

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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Jerry

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#12 posted 01-21-2010 05:54 AM

There is nothing like great shop cabinets to get organized. I cannot work efficiently or effectively without being organized and I say forget open cabinet storage, I hate it, everything is pretty much drawers for us. We just cut scrap plywood for our drawer faces which also keeps the dust out because we built with 1/8” reveals.

One suggestion I would like to make is to switch to a ball bearing drawer glide. I have come to love the ball bearing glide and we use the KV TT 100 for all of our shop drawers and even in customers pull outs also. They are nice and I only pay 4.50 per pair at our local supplier. That price can be had easily online also.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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