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Misc. Shop Stuff #34: Cabinet Changes, Cont'd

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 258 days ago 1252 reads 0 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Long time ago, I lamented about underutilized space in this cabinet and did some rework to it.

With the shop being re-assembled post-floor, some more work needs to be done on this cabinet that was originally in a hardware store. it does come apart, top unit and bottom unit. And the top unit includes a curved back to it (visible above the coffee cans and gray parts bin), apparently when there were curved ‘seed bins’ that pulled out.

Time to go, it’s cramping my style / wasting space.

It’s very thin (1/8”) masonite, easily removed.

The dream is to put a row of small parts bins in top portion of the space cleared of this curve (note the upper unit is upside down in the last two pics). Here’s what I have in mind – a row of these, oak faced.

I have the oak, and plan to dado the cabinet sides to accept a new ‘shelf’ that defines the cubby shelf to be. Oh, and all the day-glo green has to go. More to come.

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



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 258 days ago

Smitty, library card files?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Airframer

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#2 posted 258 days ago

Love the card file idea. Have considered something similar for my tool cabinet.

What? You aren’t keeping the paint? Feeling OK?

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Don W

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#3 posted 258 days ago

small parts bin. got to get me some!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 258 days ago

Small parts bins, exactly.

Keeping paint, just different colors.

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

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#5 posted 258 days ago

Just to keep it real. I think that is actually sea foam green.

-- 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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 258 days ago

Mostly gone is what it actually is now.

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

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lysdexic

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#7 posted 258 days ago

Smitty, is that your small drawer cabinet in the last picture? If so, that is an awesome piece. I’d love to acquire old draftsman’s cabinet. Like so…

-- 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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#8 posted 258 days ago

^ alrighty then.

-- 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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 258 days ago

Naw, just an image from the interweb for inspiration. I’m a sucker for old cabinets, but I don’t have one like that. :-(

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

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#10 posted 257 days ago

Smitty,

Your credible organizational skills are penultimate.

...so if you are going in this direction and are planning to build this many compartmentalized storage drawers, you may as well familiarize yourself with this handy inventory cross index system.

Best Regards and Good Luck with that.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len ;-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 257 days ago

Oh my. It will not get that bad Len, I promise. It’s more of an ‘improve the functionality of this open shelving unit’ thing, and the cubbies are the answer. Not convinced the result will be worth the effort required for the build, but it’s a hobby, right?

Nice graphic, haven’t thought of ole’ Dewey in a long, long time!

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

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#12 posted 257 days ago

New set. New season. Right. On.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 257 days ago

Awesome small parts bin…much classier than the plastic trays!

If only the drawer pulls had SW on them…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 257 days ago

I’ll have to search for NOS pulls, I guess. :-)

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

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#15 posted 257 days ago

Should be really nice with the library card holders Smitty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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