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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #3: Cut Cabinet Top and Fasten to Drawer Cabinet and Cubbies, Route Recess Areas, and Apply Finish Coat

10-19-2017 04:21 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I cut the top of this drill press cabinet from 1 inch thick Baltic Birch plywood that I had leftover from a previous project. I made the cutout for the drill press that same way I did for the cabinet base. After I had sanded the top I fastened it to the cabinet and cubbies with 1 1/4 inch wood screws from inside the cubbies and the cabinet. I had cut this top 1/2 wider than the cabinet and one inch longer or deeper that the base. So to make sure I positioned the top correctly I used a 1/4 ...

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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #1: Modified Woodsmith Plan for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 02:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

In my 3-car garage woodshop I am getting everything that I can on mobile bases. I place my Grizzly floor drill press on a wide mobile. I did that so it would not be tippy. I know that in some shops the owners drill their drill presses to the floor. I settled for a large mobile base. It has been working well. What I wanted to go with it is a cabinet so I could store everything related to drilling near the drill press. I had noticed early on Woodsmith’s drill press upgrade woodwor...

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My Old Adirondack Chairs #1: Good bye Old Chair Friends

10-13-2017 01:04 AM by oldguy2 | 2 comments »

Like saying Good Bye to a favorite friend, I made these over 29 years ago and it lead to making …well I am up to 17 chairs. It helps to give them away as wedding presents 2 at a time. These are from Woodsmith plans, also with a coffee table. I really love about these that they DON’T slope so deep in the back of the chair like most Adirondack chairs. I have had men 6 foot tall sit in these and when they get out they are pleased that it was not like most needing a crane to pull...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #30: Project Completed: Lessons Learned

04-12-2017 03:29 AM by HappyHowie | 6 comments »

Completed Roll Around Tool Cabinet: Lessons Learned A few months ago I noticed how many storage and toolboxes I had sitting flat on my garage floor. I decided to make them more mobile in the simplest manner possible. I took one of my dolly carts bought from Harbor Freight Tools, placed a 2 by 4 foot sheet of plywood on it, then began stacking the Rubbermaid storage boxes, etc on top of it. This made the items mobile but the tools and items in them were not easily accessible. This problem ...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #29: Drawers: Planed, Pared and Hung

04-07-2017 05:32 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

HAND PLANES AND PARING CHISEL USED TO GET PROUD JOINTS FLUSH TO DRAWER PART SURFACES For those that have followed my blog entries for this project, my last entry was a few weeks ago. Back then I had witnessed that my drawers seemed to be too wide, but after further measurements and inspection my drawers were just very tight. I needed to pare or make flush the proud dovetail joints on the corners of these drawer boxes. I have not worked in my shop for three weeks because I have bee...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #27: Spacers to be Used to Mount Drawer Slides

03-15-2017 05:47 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

PANEL SPACERS FOR MOUNTING DRAWER SLIDES In this blog post I am going to reveal how this engineer thinks, or solves some of these woodworking problems; especially if it involves a bit of mathematics. In this case it is simple addition, subtraction, etc. Many or maybe all of you may want to stop reading right here. That is fine. I am writing this mainly for myself so I have a record how I solved fitting these seven drawers into this cabinet’s bay. Once a problem is solved then the issu...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #26: Finish Coats Completed

03-12-2017 10:44 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Even though it may be possible for the wood on this cabinet to soak up more coats of lacquer, I sprayed my last coat this afternoon. Anything else I might do will be to buff on coats of Staples dark brown paste wax. That should give this cabinet a nice look and feel. Tomorrow I will begin mounting the seven drawers in this cabinet. I will start with the top drawer by using two plywood panels to set its height and to hold the drawer and slide in place while I screw on the metal slide...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #25: Sprayed on First Finish Coat

03-11-2017 04:46 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I began spraying finish on my tool cabinet today. I was undecided whether i should spray polyurethane or lacquer over the seal coat of aerosol clear Zinsser’s Shellac. i decided to give both a test. i sprayed MinWax polyurethane to the insides of this cabinet including the four shelves, but i also sprayed it on the backside of this cabinet. So for all other surfaces on this cabinet I sprayed Deft lacquer. Those surfaces were the panel top, both sides of the cabinet plus the cabin...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #24: Sprayed Shellac to Seal Dye. What Finish Coat to Use???

03-10-2017 04:43 AM by HappyHowie | 8 comments »

I sprayed two coats of Zinsser’s clear shellac today in order to seal the dye I wiped on all surfaces of this cabinet last night. Now I need to make a choice for the top coat finish. I have several cans of lacquer and polyurethane in my shop. Which should I use. This cabinet is a shop tool cabinet so durability is probably my biggest concern. I will study a couple of my finish books tonight. QUESTIONWhat finish coat should I spray tomorrow? Lacquer? Or Polyurethane? I al...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #22: Glued and Screwed Caster Base and Breadboard End Top

03-07-2017 01:58 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I placed the case up on its head so I could pre-drill screw holes from inside the case so the screws would be hidden when I glued and screwed the top on to the case. I had marked the sides of the case to match the location of the caster base so the caster base would be centered on the case. I also used a rule to mark the locations where I would pre-drill screw locations in order to fasten the caster base onto the cabinet case. I was using #8 – 1 1/4” square head screws t...

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