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Blog series by lycilph updated 05-09-2014 05:26 AM 4 parts 8174 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Base Cabinet

03-31-2014 01:26 AM by lycilph | 0 comments »

I’ve been using open shelving units hung on my shed walls for years because I have issues with creepy crawlies, but I’m wanting something to store smaller items in that is more compact. I also wanted to try out the $5 track saw I made from an old circular saw. (PS: it works GREAT) I started off by building a cabinet from 18mm plywood: 668w x 865h x 750d. The 668 may seem an odd dimension but it allows me to make the drawer bases from a 12mm plywood sheet ripped down the middle....

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Part 2: Starting on the Drawers

03-31-2014 01:40 AM by lycilph | 2 comments »

I started working on a drawer to hold my nutsert and rivet guns and some odds and ends. I think it turned out pretty well, but just need to adjust the depth when I rip the divider strips as they sit a little proud. The next drawer is one to store my commonly used screws and other fasteners. Next time I’ll get around to the deep drawer and maybe a mini french cleat system on the sides.

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Part 3: Almost finished

04-28-2014 01:33 AM by lycilph | 3 comments »

It’s been a few weeks now, and I have pretty much finished the cabinet. There are two drawers empty at the moment while I figure out what to put in them and how to arrange it, then I’ll post it as a complete project. Oh and don’t forget the false fronts, drawer handles and polyurethane. I needed a place to keep a lot of my other tools; sockets, files, screwdrivers, spanners, etc Another one for odds and ends, nail gun, hot glue gun, different consumables, sandpaper...

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Part 4: All finished

05-09-2014 05:26 AM by lycilph | 0 comments »

Well, there wasn’t much left to do. I’ve added false fronts to the drawers and a simple pull. I have rather large hands so I don’t like the standard drawer handles that you can get. I made some from some scrap wood I had lying around, and they seem to work pretty well, plus they contrast pretty nicely. The drawers are pretty square, but once you put the false fronts to them they are snug on one side and there is a gap on the other side. You can’t really tell fro...

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