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Blog series by mIps updated 07-31-2013 04:22 PM 3 parts 2318 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Frustrations

10-11-2012 06:48 PM by mIps | 5 comments »

So I want to build some rolling drawer cabinets to go under my workbench. I want them to be fairly easy to move so I can double-use them as worktables and, hopefully, in feed and out feed for my tablesaw. I know, right?I have the carcasses built and I am reasonably happy with them. My problem is the drawers. My first thought was to just butt-join them together but I wanted something better than that, so I Decided to try to make finger joints. This was a miserable failure. My router (see other...

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Part 2: Starting over

07-23-2013 04:11 AM by mIps | 0 comments »

It’s been a while since I’ve worked on the rolling cabinets. I had other projects that I wanted to work on and, quite frankly, the cabinets were just not working the way I wanted. So, I’m starting over with a new design that will hopefully work better.So the plan now is to rabbet the edges of the op and bottom, inset the sides and then put in a full inset back. This should give a lot more stability and strength to the cabinet. I also have a plot for a adjustable height top t...

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Part 3: In which progress is made

07-31-2013 04:22 PM by mIps | 0 comments »

I’ve been working on the drawer cabinets off and on for a couple days and have made some progress. Still cant find my camera though so, at least for now, no pics. The plan was thus: Each cabinet would be roughly 20” wide x 16” deep x 24” high and have a second, adjustable-height top that would be roughly 23” wide x 20” deep. Each top would have a 3 1/2” wide slat on each side with a 1/4” slot down the center for height adjustment. each c...

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