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Misc. Shop Stuff #55: I Need a Nail (Screw) Cabinet

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 11-08-2016 01:27 PM 2303 reads 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think it’s time to build a nail (screw) cabinet to hold the assortment of old-stock slotted screws I use on projects. Yes, slotted screws. The best fasteners known to mankind… Anyway, this cabinet is inspired by Roy Underhill’s example, written about in the Feb 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking (issue is available for free download, just search for it). Final push for the project was reading the project post by LJ “harshest” (a very fine example in SYP).

Quick and dirty, I want to turn this little California Prunes crate:

Into something that resembles (in some small way) this nail cabinet:

Doubt it’ll be a long blog series, but there are a couple of things interesting about the build from a handtool perspective so it gets the series treatment. Thanks for looking.

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



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Combo Prof

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#1 posted 11-08-2016 01:42 PM

Thanks for the link and what will be your build. I too need to do this for small parts.
So what slotted screw assortment do you keep?

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#2 posted 11-08-2016 01:42 PM

Looking forward to it Smitty. Have you already got a poster of a buxom wench for the inside of the door, or are you still searching? LOL.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 11-08-2016 01:43 PM

I like the idea Smitty and harshest is a fine example. Now I know what to do with this

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 11-08-2016 01:50 PM

If it were me I would leave the door off. It will just get in the way and the draw fronts are enough to keep the dust off. If of course you are moving it from say job site to job site, the yes it needs a door and latch.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 01:51 PM

Hoping you’ll take a picture in drag, Andy, and send it my way?

and…

Good point, Don!

As far as slotted screws, I’ll have to post a picture of my current solution. But slotted wood screws are definitely keepers. Don’t know how I’ve accumulated as many as I have, but it is what it is.

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

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#6 posted 11-08-2016 01:55 PM

No door no pinup!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 11-08-2016 01:57 PM

Another good point. Don, looks like the door stays. :-)

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

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#8 posted 11-08-2016 02:21 PM

Be careful what you wish for Smitty :o)

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 11-08-2016 02:36 PM



Hoping you ll take a picture in drag, Andy, and send it my way?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Just google “Brit in drag”. I’m sure there’s a ton of image results! ;-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 11-08-2016 02:37 PM

Oh my yes … this is now on my to-do list … sure beats a blue Dollar Store ice tray!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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#11 posted 11-08-2016 03:10 PM

Looking forward to it Smitty. I, for one, like the printing on the crate. Is there some way you can preserve it and maybe even feature it?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#12 posted 11-08-2016 03:12 PM

This’ll be fun. +1 Hashest’s is a fine example.

Andy in drag smut cabinet.

Thanks Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 11-08-2016 03:25 PM

Hoping you ll take a picture in drag, Andy, and send it my way?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Just google “Brit in drag”. I m sure there s a ton of image results! ;-p

- HokieKen

Do NOT, I repeat, Do NOT do this.

RuPaul’s 2015 Winner, The Vivienne;

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#14 posted 11-08-2016 03:36 PM

Smitty – Sorry that everyone seems more interested in seeing me in drag than talking about your nail cabinet. Never meant for that to happen.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#15 posted 11-08-2016 03:38 PM

Yeah, sorry about that Smitty.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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