I had some time over the week end to start working on my new cabinets for my hand tools. I like seeing my restorations, but I’m tired of having to wipe the dust off every time I pick one up. It was time to cover them up.
The cabinets still have some work to finish, but here is what I have so far. I think you can get a sense for where I am going with it. I flipped between a tool chest and a wall cabinet for some time. I’d like to build a chest, but just didn’t see it fitting into m y shop.
Two criteria, first it had to get the molding planes I purchased off my bench, and I wanted to be able to store my bench planes with a little room for expansion.
Here is what I have so far.
I will try to get to a hardware store tomorrow to pick up the hinges I need. The door on the big cabinet will need to have hinges solid enough to hold almost a complete set of Stanley benches from 2 – 8 including fractions.
I also want to add a shelf or two to the smaller cabinet, but they will need to be movable. I will probably just pick up a set of metal rails.
I used native pine from some limber I cut myself. The door panels is simple 1/4” luan. Finsih is/will be BLO.
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