The Big Build
Today was one of those days where you go two steps forward one and a half steps back, step to the side and scratch your chin and well, yeah it was like that. I managed to get all the compartmental-ism done on the cabinet and it is ready to glue together.
This morning I cut up a piece of ply to roughly the size the door will be and loaded them up with the tools I would like there to see what wouldn’t fit. What was left over would have to go somewhere else. I took a picture of each setup and made a mock-up on photoshop.
I put some tools on the shelves and took a shot.
Then I laid the cabinet on it’s back and shot looking down.
The cubbies on the bottom will all end up with drawers and the top will just be shelving.
I will be gluing it up tomorrow and working on the rail system. I decided to make the cabinet have a modular setup on the back wall so I can change it as needed in the future. It will have two rails with french cleat style hangars to hold any needed tools. The sides will just have hangars attached and I am not sure on the inside of the doors yet.
I was going to start on the plane cabinet after this was done, but I burnt thru my supply of curly maple and all I had left was the piece that will be the panels on the front doors of the tool cabinet. My lumber dealer is three hours away, but thankfully I got a call from them and they are making a delivery to my area on monday and they are graciously bringing me 1 board to finish. What awesome guys!
Thanks for reading.
Have fun woodworking!
I know a lot of you are anxiously waiting the bench build, keep your shorts on, it’s coming! ;)
-- Brian Noel