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« Part 10: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet progress... Loaded it up last night. Part 11 of Woodworking projects under way. series Part 12: Wood Magazine Clamshell Cabinet #2 progress continues, already thinking about my next projects. »

In the beginning, there was plywood, and the man saw plywood, and said, let there be a cabinet… And it was, and it was good.

So the man saw the cabinets that he had made, and said to himself. I need another one just over there, and it was, and it was good.

When the man had seen the cabinets he built, and the storage problems he had solved, he rested…

Oh if only it were so easy!

In my rendition, it would be more akin to…

Man makes first cabinet, learns from his screw ups, makes second cabinet, with entirely new set of screw ups…

But alas, that is why I am me right?

Okay tongue removed from cheek now…

Yes I am moving on to the second cabinet. The first one, while fairly substantially deviated from the plan, is solid as a rock, and as done as it is going to get. It is loaded, and has taken the overwhelming bulk of the stuff off of the wall mounted peg board. The little bit o’ peg board remaining with stuff on it will soon be emptied as the board will be recycled into this cabinet project…

I have unused parts from the cutting from the first cabinet, so I need to modify my cutlist somewhat. I did not use any of the internal parts, inner doors, shelves, or bins, and have all the material cut and ready to go for those (except the peg board and hard board). I will complete these over the next couple of days, so that the case and outer doors are all that is left to do…

I am eager to get this setup done. And am looking forward to having my storage set up the way I have been planning for the last 2 years…

What really scares me, is that I have enough “stuff” to fill a third one of these, and enough wall to justify it… Especially since it would end up over the lathe, and some wisely mounted broom clips would put my turning tools are the perfect height for me… But the drawback there is, I want to build a multi drawer storage cabinet for under the lathe to provide storage, and ballast…

I have the process of building the boxes and doors down pat now. I will move on soon to face frames… With this under my belt, I am gaining an enormous amount of confidence in my ability to build EXACTLY the cabinets I want for the kitchen and bath remodel LOML and I have been dreaming of…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 1145 days ago

Hmmmmm….....I don’t think much translates in my shop life to the home.

I successfully put a top on two store bought trellis’s, set the in the ground with Sherie, made sure they were parallel and at the same level with my laser level (gift from eons ago).

OK….....I can do garden projects.

But unfortunately, no, fortunately…......my kitchen….....and my wife…......are in a different universe of quality and expectations. So it is not an issue, because the kitchen is….......done. Whew.

In La Conner, it may be a different matter, but there I don’t have the tools.

Saved.

So, this weekend, hope to play a bit…......nothing serious, just finish up the minibench with any luck. Of course, it will never happen.

So after the minibench, the TS dust collection, some fun trinkets built in the shop….......

.........then back to the storage issue…........

Be sure to finish those cabinets, or they will look at you with distain and disappointment for the eons. Those capable cabinet arms, cradling your tools, knowing their importance and significance…...
.....what will they think of you. After all they are doing for you…...they got no respect.

Watco works.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1145 days ago

Well the inner doors are done and waiting for the case to be finished. I have pics but I am not sure how to copy and paste from my Droid….

Being a Linux guy I am in geek heaven with this phone…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 1145 days ago

I am sure copy and paste will happen…........or file transfer…......or whatever.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1145 days ago

Going to wait until I can sit down with the P.C. and have full keyboard and mouse control…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1144 days ago

Okay, I promised to post the pics… Not really much to look at yet, but at least here’s the inner doors…

They came out nice and square!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 1144 days ago

Look nice. I will have to revisit this with you when I get to that point, probably a few months, at least, from now.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 1144 days ago

I think I said this before, but I will say it again. This cabinet is almost exactly what I was planning to do, except it has even more space for storage than I had thought of, meaning the inner doors. This looks like the answer to my needs, and I won’t have to design it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 1144 days ago

I am really liking the first one, and I left off a LOT of the internal space because of my small parts bins… Overall, this pair of cabinets in 30” tall x 34” wide x 2 will replace 16’ x 4’ of peg board, basic shelf, and just wall storage. I do have to move the drill press to get into it, but that is why I put it on a mobile base in the first place…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 1144 days ago

I put my drill press on a mobile base a few months back as well. Just to free up space for my new sanders (spindle/belt, and 12 inch disk). But those sanders are going to go mobile as well, just haven’t got there yet. With limited shop space, mobile is the answer. Both my saws have been mobile since the get go.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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