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Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #8: Roller catch details #8

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Blog entry by exelectrician posted 11-21-2014 02:01 AM 2128 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks to a few requests from fellow LJ’s terryR, Smitty cabinetshop, bandit571, CL810, RickM, DocSavage45, Brit, Bsmith, chippewafalls, Bogyguy, scarpenter002, MT Stringer, stefang, ToddJB, and Luke, and a whole lot of other great guys,, here are the detailed close-ups of the roller catches repurposed to hold tools.
I ended up holding the little devils in my vice while I filed the back mount part as shown here.

Some of the tools needed grooves put in to them to make sure they don’t fall out when the door slams shut, these are all old tools so I was not too concerned with the modifications.


It has been a week or so since I finished this box and the roller catches perform better than expected, the tools go in with a solid ‘thunk’ and stay put. Even with quick opening and gentle slams shut. It’s possible to get one tool to fall with a violent slam, and I know where that level is so I won’t go there.
Thanks for looking and go ahead, use roller catches to hold your stuff in place.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself



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nomercadies

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 02:50 PM

Nice. What kind of wood is the frame of the cabinet? Looks fine. That black pair of channel locks looks remarkably like a pair I own. One of the handles narrows to a slot screw driver, yes? I’ve used it so long I’ve worn down the teeth in the jaw … not unlike my own, except there are no coffee stains on the channel locks.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 05:33 PM

Thanks,

I remember those catches. Had them in a pantry to hold brooms. Good idea!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 07:20 PM

Hi nom, the case and the bases of the tool holders are cherry, a few strips of mahogany here and there like the sides of the drawers, I got a set of ebony piano keys from a junkyard, I used those for the handles, baltic birch for the back and hinged panel, maple for the vernier caliper holders, I used the first chunk of wood out of the scrap box that seemed to fit the job. The roller grippers hold the tools with a satisfying ‘thunk’ when in place.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 11-21-2014 10:10 PM

Looks good and thanks for the tip but please retract that razor blade when not in use. They aren’t forgiving.

-- EDS

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nomercadies

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 02:52 PM

Junk yard piano keys … never …. ever thought of something like that. Got me thinking where my local piano junk yard might be.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#6 posted 11-23-2014 07:49 PM

Junkyard looking for a sheet of steel and I saw this really old piano with veneered ivory and solid ebony keys, the rain had done its work on the the old lady and the backhoe with the tyrannosaurus jaws was approaching….... dum ta dum dum dum …. I whipped over to the boss and asked if I could have the whole keyboard??? Slit eyes said no! ‘taketoomuchtime’ so I said okay whaddabout the black keys? he said ‘okay $10 be quick’ The high pitched whine of the 300 HP tyrannosaurus jaws went into idle while I feverishly chiseled off the keys…. Thats my story and I’m stickin to it.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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