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Blog series by Orion Woods updated 01-23-2011 04:49 AM 3 parts 6209 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: plan and budget

01-12-2011 05:41 AM by Orion Woods | 7 comments »

My shop, which technically is only the space left over after my wife parks her truck in the garage, is small and cluttered. When I work on a project I have to constantly search for tools or move ten things just to get to where it is actually put away at. Well that is all about to change! You see I got a $100 gift card to the big blue box down the street, it’s supposed to be for part of a tablesaw, but apparently they won’t let me buy just part of a tablesaw. So while working on a ...

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Part 2: Construction Begins!

01-15-2011 05:41 AM by Orion Woods | 4 comments »

So Thursday morning I finished up with a last coat of paint on the chairs and headed off to get my supplies. I had planned on Birch or Pine but was leaning towards pine as it’s $7 a sheet cheaper and on a budget project like mine every dollar counts! When I got to the store I had changed position and figured I’d use the Birch as I had some left over from another project that I could use for drawers etc. Well there was sadly only one piece of it on the shelf so I resigned myself to...

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Part 3: finishing hinges trim and shelves

01-23-2011 04:49 AM by Orion Woods | 2 comments »

Well much progress since I last posted about my tool cabinet. It is just about complete, well as I explained to my wife “it will never be complete until I can’t fit anymore tools in it” All that is left to do is make the drawers, add the bottom shelf, and the inner swinging tool doors like the Fine Woodworking model and then of course the various tool holders for current tools and future ones too! After I last posted I sanded, then sanded, then sanded some more! I progres...

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