Hand tool cabinet #6: Hanging the cabinet, a clean work bench is getting closer

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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 896 days ago 2383 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First a couple shots of the finished cabinet with the doors attached. The bench in the background is a good testimony as to my need for a tool cabinet :)

The back of the cabinet is solid oak 5/8” thick and I need to account for some expansion and contraction. Last evening I trimmed the back 1/8” and cut slots to elongate the screw holes.

Here it is hanging on the wall, but it seems to be missing something…

There, that is better don’t you think? A little walnut top piece to spruce things up a bit.

Next the fun part begins, making tool holders and adding tools!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 896 days ago

looking good Tim :-)
I look forward to the next toturial picturebooks
about tool holders and hangers :-)

take care

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#2 posted 896 days ago

that spruce sure brings out
the walnut top well

do you have more cabs planed
that wall looks lonely

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 896 days ago

A Great looking Job. The walnut cap make it a lot better.

Now make a book shelf on the top for your woodworking magazines and catalogs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 896 days ago

Very nice indeed! Love the combination of woods so tastefully done.

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

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Andy Panko

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#5 posted 896 days ago

Looks great. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product – filled up with tools. Nice job.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ

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#6 posted 896 days ago

A great looking cabinet. The top looks real good. I like shop cabinets vs shelves because they keep the dust out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 896 days ago

I spent the afternoon building a 3’x3’ hanging cabinet and will add you top piece tomorrw as that adds a lot of class! Thanks for posting this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 896 days ago

That’s a great looking cabinet, I can’t wait to see it filled up with tools!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 896 days ago

Tim, this looks like a winner. Looking forward to the inventory and organization of tools, my favorite.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 896 days ago

Let’s see, don’t you need a lineup of 3 or 4 of those? That cabinet is great. But there is a real problem. Now you have to bring up the rest of the shop to that standard! Oh my gosh, what have you done?..........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 896 days ago

Nice job Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Tim Dahn

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#12 posted 895 days ago

Patron, its from the dark blue spruce family.

Jim, There is talk around here of moving to down size a bit since we seem to really only live in about 35% of this house. This cabinet will do nicely for my needs for now.

I was able to get some shop time in this evening and started on a couple MAFE inspired chisel racks, also need a couple door knobs.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#13 posted 895 days ago

Very nice looking cabinet..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#14 posted 895 days ago

Nice job Tim.

-- 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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#15 posted 895 days ago

Looking good, let the fun begin.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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