Well, Here is my first Blog. Hope you like it, here it goes…
So I was looking at some tool Cabinets and I decided it was time, after being asked by a number couple fellow woodworkers, to post some plans on building a what I consider a typical, unchanged for many years, German style Cabinetmakers’ tool Cabinet.
I made some drawings and I hope they are adequate for everyone. I am not certian as to if this even interest anybody, but if there are any questions, or anyone needs some help or needs to store a certian tool, then let me know, perhaps I can add a certian detail or two.
I think it should be said, although this is not like the famous Studly tool cabinet… which houses close to 300 tools, (impressive, but I do not think that is, for my tastes a bit too compact). With this tool cabinet, the Cabinet maker (or woodworker in general) should be able to house all the hand tools he needs on a regular basis, excluding very large saws, or very large squares.
-5 Hand planes
-A Variety of Chisels
-At least 3 Saws (western or eastern)
-Bit driver and bits
-Large and smaller Squares
-3 files or rasps (round or square)
-Pencils & Sharpeners, erasers
Of course it all depends on what kind of work one is performing… but these are the standard tools of the Cabinet maker and the minimum that one should have in his cabinet at a reach.
Ok Feedback is welcome here, but since this is the pattern more or less of the Cabinet makers here tried and tested for many years (if not centuries), there is not much say, as this is more of an example… so with that being said, opinions are welcome or any cool new ideas or new takes, or if I forgot something (which can happen!)
So with out further ado, here is a section, cut towards the middle and an elevation cut somewhere around the top.
-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine