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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #2: What Comes from Old Hoosiers?

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 860 days ago 1490 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: This is going to happen, right? Part 2 of Wall Hung Tool Cabinet series Part 3: Jointing the carcase stock »

The first act was to deconstruct the old topper, as noted in Installment #1. But thinking the whole thing was made of oak was a mistake. Here are a couple of pics of side boards, post-glue-up to address splitting that had taken place over the years. This piece was totally abused (mostly in outbuildings) and has been separated from it’s base for decades:

But for the tambour door slats, these sides are the only solid oak pieces of the cabinet. The major partitions as well as the top and bottom pieces are something that looks like poplar to me, but with oak edging. Here’s a pic showing said top and bottom close up, post-glue:

Since only the sides are oak AND they are the only pieces without deep dados in them (hah! deep dado…), I’ve decided to use the oak for the front of the cabinet, with innards of pine / other material as required. How much pine for a carcase? Just a peek into a possible layout tells me how tall the cabinet should be. Witdth confirmed also, with Golden Ratio (1.61) in mind.

So here’s what the sides will be made of:

The inspiration piece has half blinds joining the top with the sides, and simple dados for the bottom. I’ll do some pics of those features in the next installment, I think, so you’ll know what I’m considering as decisions are made. I’d love to use some sliding dovetails, so I’ll make an appeal that anyone with a Stanly #444 not in use, pls consider sending it my way for a couple weeks, okay? :-)

‘til next time!

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



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lysdexic

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#1 posted 860 days ago

I chuckled at the “deep dado” and I am not proud of it. I like the employment of the golden ratio. I am real believer, probably because I need a handicap when it comes to design.

What is this said “inspiration piece.”

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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lysdexic

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#2 posted 860 days ago

I just noticed the #62 with shavings. Nice.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Don W

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#3 posted 860 days ago

nice reclaim. I wonder if it wasn’t reclaimed once before?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 860 days ago

Inspiration piece is here.

The top was actually screwed to the wall of an outside shed when we bought our century-old house almost 20 years ago. I’ve moved it around a bunch, trying to find an effective use, no go. So now this.

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

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#5 posted 859 days ago

A interesting read Smitty. With a bit of humor and your new toy. I cant wait to see what you will do next.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 859 days ago

:-) Thanks, Super. Glad you enjoyed the write-up! I can’t wait, either, re: what’s next. This is very current, so it’s important that I keep it moving. Ah, pressure. At least this is (lightly) self-inflicted…

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

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#7 posted 859 days ago

There’s nothing like a bit of peer pressure to keep a project moving Smitty :-) The only thing I’ve found that beats it is wife pressure.

You’ve got some great components laid out there, the tools are poised for action and I’m excited to see what you’ll make of it all.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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