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Misc. Shop Stuff #36: Just Another Shop Cabinet In-Work...

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 12-07-2013 06:35 AM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Really nothing much to see here, just goofing around with storage stuff in the workspace, post-floor, and wanting everything to match at least kinda…

So I have a large base cabinet that I call an assembly (assy) table. It was painted up when it came back into the space with colors that complimented the hardware cabinet in the background.

Time, though, for a shelving piece that sits at the wall-end and compliments the styling of said hardware cabinet as well. So I pulled some on pine ‘stuff’ from inventory to make a shelf using only hand tools.

A pair of fixed shelves set into side dadoes…

Joint the edges that will ‘show on the front of the piece, initially.

Test fit…

After a distraction the last couple days, fixing something in the house, I came to the shop tonight to this sight and decided to take a picture.

Pulled the #50 into service for another dado, this one with the grain and on the underside of one of the fixed shelves; it will hold a piece that the bead-board will sit against.

Love that plane…

Then it was time for glue-up of what I had so far…

... and cut some bead-board.

Here’s how the unit is looking from the backside, right now:

There’s a single vertical piece to be done, along with a couple face trim elements that will pull it into style with the other shop cabinets. Then, of course, paint. heh, I know how some of you love my painting… not…

Until then, as always, thanks for looking.

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



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stefang

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#1 posted 12-07-2013 09:13 AM

Good work on the rustic shelf unit and that new bench too Smitty. It looks like you are getting a lot of enjoyment out of your hand tools and I have to admit that your shop looks very inviting without all the heavy machinery and dust coating we see in most other shops (including mine).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Don W

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#2 posted 12-07-2013 12:28 PM

Nice retrofit.

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

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racerglen

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#3 posted 12-07-2013 01:32 PM

Lookin’ good !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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NinjaAssassin

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#4 posted 12-07-2013 01:52 PM

That’s looking good Smitty. I’ve gotta say, your shop is one of my favorites. Like stefang said, so warm and inviting.

-- - Billy

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terryR

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 03:28 PM

+1 to the inviting shop, Smitty. Love the flooring!

Nice 8 foot long dado, too. No need for a table saw and outfeed and featherboards…

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

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Don W

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#6 posted 12-07-2013 04:05 PM

I am expecting to see some lanterns and the electric panel box laying out on the lawn any day now!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 12-07-2013 04:15 PM

I’ve done rip-sawing on this project at the bench, with panel saws, by clamping boards vertically in the leg vise. Going full-on with a hand-tools-only shop is toughest (so far) when it comes to ripping stock. Thick stock especially. Long (over four feet) also.

The RAS is staying, the table saw is still ‘out.’

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

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 12-07-2013 04:28 PM

The shop is really coming together nicely. We need to.see a shot someday of what has to be a bottomless supply of reclaimed wood. You always seem to have some on hand.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 12-07-2013 05:55 PM

Ripping a piece of hickory…

Shane, showing the stash is like sharing a great fishin’ hole… Might be bad karma. ;-)

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

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AnthonyReed

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#10 posted 12-07-2013 06:53 PM

“I am expecting to see some lanterns and the electric panel box laying out on the lawn any day now!” – Would a slowing in Smitty’s productivity even be perceivable under such circumstances?

Great stuff Smitty. Thank you.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 12-07-2013 07:40 PM

Painting.

Man, ripping at the bench is not something I love. The table saw is so good for ripping…

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

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#12 posted 12-07-2013 08:09 PM

Smitty, great satisfaction from those long rips. I used the end vise for mine.

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

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lysdexic

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#13 posted 12-07-2013 08:28 PM

Good show Smit.

-- 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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#14 posted 12-07-2013 09:30 PM

Ready for top trim.

Cove and 1x of pine, the G-P gets some work.

And here’s the ‘State of the Shelf.’

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

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Don W

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#15 posted 12-07-2013 09:45 PM

Always a pleasure

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

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