So this clamshell cabinet design that taunts me oh so often, and loudly too I might add, wanted to be changed a little bit last night. But It IS getting closer to final.
As you might recall, in my last installment I am wanting to make some drawer dividers for, and install into my clamshell cabinet 2 Stack On 39 drawer small parts cabinets. But that’s not ALL that is going in this clamshell cab. So I started thinking about what WILL be going into this cabinet. And the list is…
On the inside…
-2 39 drawer small parts cabs.
-1 MLCS 66 piece 1/2” shank router bit set.
-1 Skil 30 pc 1/4” shank router bit set.
-20 misc mixed router bits. Mostly MLCS 1/2” shank, a couple Rockler, one Freud, and even an Amana bit… Need room for at least 10 more. Will likely make provision for total of 40 to 50 loose bits.
-1 boxed MLCS Rabbeting bit set.
-Router bearing oil container. (is it my imagination or is that stuff just regular pink transmission fluid?)
-1 Milescraft router edge guide / circle cutter.
-Set of router bushings
-3 misc 25 foot tape measures.
-2 misc 12 foot tape measures.
-1 6” digital caliper.
-1 Digital dial indicator.
-1 3pc micrometer set.
-1 3pc set of mechanical calipers.
-1 #4 hand plane
-1 #5 hand plane
-1 low angle block plane.
On the outside. Or maybe on a “leaf” panel in the cabinet, haven’t decided yet…
-Marples double edge pull saw
-Marples dovetail / flush cut pull saw
-Old Ace Hardware hack saw.
-Stanley tool box saw.
-2 drywall saws (1 Stanley, 1 Greenlee)
-1 6pc set Stanley Fat Max chisels.
-1 Combination square.
-1 try square
Yeah, for the most part, I am trying to consolidate small parts, hand tools, and router accessories into the same area. I may be asking a bit too much, but that’s the thing, I am in no huge hurry, I just need to kind of plod along and just keep tweaking the design until I am happy with it. One of the things I am thinking about redoing is losing the pegboard front panel, and actually building tool holders for everything on the front panel.
So for right now, pretty much everything is up in the air on that. But there are a couple of things I have decided on for sure other than what I want it to hold. That is…
#1. Will be hung using a french cleat. #2. Exposed plywood edges will be trimmed with iron on edge banding. Most likely something different though. I am SERIOUSLY considering walnut banding for contrast. Nobody does it, and it sounds interesting, at least in my head… #3. Corner joinery will be locking rabbets. (I need to spend some quality time with my Dado stack…) #4. Finish is most likely to be Minwax Golden Pecan stain, with at least 2 coats of brush on poly.
So any tips, advice, or even pointers to finished projects similar to what I am talking about here would be GREATLY appreciated…
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