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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 02-10-2012 10:29 PM 5999 reads 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a place to store really small cut-offs. That, and a place for my shop TV.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 10:51 PM

NICE – COOL Shop Cabinet!

... and very Simple to make!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 10:52 PM

Nice cabinet and nice saw….......And a very nice bunch of guys that helped you out. you’ve needed a new saw for a long time…....................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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Jorge Velez

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 11:06 PM

nice cabinet Steve, now you dont have to worry about your TV on the floor, and more important keep your pcs of scraps cuts on order and easy to find when needed! enjoy the new table saw and thks for your woodworking videos!

Gracias Amigo!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 11:26 PM

Great replacement for the old fridge. Another wonder video Steve. And a great new saw.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 12:47 AM

Wow! I loved this project! What a great cabinet. I thought of another use for it – to store pen blanks! I know someone who has a growing collection of pen blanks and something like this would be wonderful for keeping them in order.

I really liked the way this whole thing went together. It looked like you got everything to fit perfectly the first try. I can’t wait to see what you are going to come up with using your new saw. It will bring your woodworking to a whole new level. For once I can’t say “you should have used your scroll saw” because you did everything perfect!

Thanks again for another great lesson. And congratulations again on the new saw! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Eric in Florida.

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 01:48 AM

Useful, sturdy and good looking.
But Norm still out brad’s you man…lol

PS: You must be doing something right to have people love you enough to pop for a new saw.
(The old one should be sent to the Smithsonian) lol
Keep up the good work Steve.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:28 AM

Another great video. You’ll have me keeping cutoffs organized in my sock drawer!

One question… when you attached that one horizontal piece of maple in the center to keep the sides from bowing out, did you just glue the end grain? Unless you did some sort of tenon or dowell, there is little chance that that will hold. Just my thought…

By the way, you should take that old saw and make a disc sander out of it! Woodcraft sells a 10” disc to use in place of a saw blade for about $15.

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 03:30 AM

I finally got to watch the video about the saw and also the wood storage cabinet that you built. I do have to say you did do a very good job, and that was nice the a few people has donated money to buy the saw for you.

I never seen anyone use their truck bed as a work bench to cut plywood. Does sure seem handy though.

Their is one thing I do want to complement you on and that is how you made the storage cabinet. The way you cut dados in the plywood and then cut the plywood into two pieces to make the sides. I never thought about doinging it that way and does seem to be a very good technique.

I do like and apreciate your videos. Thanks

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 11:43 AM

A very nice cabinet, Steve that cabinet would be perfect for any woodworking shop needing to store wood scraps. My workshop sure could use it if only I wasn’t already strapped for floor space, though you did give me an idea as I still have a bit of wall space for wall cabinets.

You’re awesome and once again congrats on the saw.


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#10 posted 02-11-2012 03:31 PM

Steve great video and congrats to you on the new saw!!!! Sweet! Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-12-2012 03:55 PM

I simply love your projects! Ahhh that shy smile on mentioning your new table saw is just too adorable!

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#12 posted 02-13-2012 01:55 AM

Congrats! I will have to see if I can join his ‘circle’ so I can help other causes. You have needed a new saw ever since I saw your first saw! Glad the community got together and was able to do this for you. Woodworkers are another breed all together. Congrats and your humbleness says it all!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#13 posted 02-13-2012 08:06 PM

I agree, your humility is what sets you above most. Congratulations on the new saw.

-- timber715 - Manila, Philippines

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Scott H.

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#14 posted 02-14-2012 11:02 PM

Nice cabinet! Hurry and get some cuts in with that new table saw! I want to see you use it! :)

-- The Lord guides my way. Though sometimes I stray, I know he is always with me!

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#15 posted 03-07-2012 04:09 PM

Steve was that cabinet as fast to build as it appeared to be on the video? I like your construction method, simple and quick and it looks sturdy enough for its intended use.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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