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Shop Improvements #2: Not the Studley Tool Cabinet, But Close Enough

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Blog entry by pastorglen posted 1241 days ago 1804 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After taking some good advice from several of you on LJ, I finally started moving tools into my tool cabinet.

I began my tapping off a section of my work bench the same size as my tool cabinet. Then I put all of my tools “in the box.” I even had my kids help arrange them. When all was said and done, I came out with this arrangement. I’ll have some more pictures of the doors, which have my chisels. (You can see three of the backsaws I’ve made recently, too.)

It’s not the Studley Tool Cabinet, but I’m pretty happy with it.

Thanks to everyone who gave good advice on getting it this far.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."



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againstthegrain

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#1 posted 1241 days ago

Sweet! And I like how the windows will show off the planes . . . yeah, I admit it, I’m a bit of a plane nut :) Isn’t it nice to have the organization? Just makes you want to make more saw dust and shaving :) Well done buddy!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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GaryD

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#2 posted 1241 days ago

Looks really good. Nice Job

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1241 days ago

looking good but you will soon have to either build another or go for a chest …LOL
in the meentime take a look at this chest and read the blog
I think you maybee wuold like what you see :-)
http://www.wkfinetools.com/tMaking/art/seatonChest/Part1/sChest1.asp

take care
Dennis

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whitedog

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#4 posted 1241 days ago

Looks really good… someday I’m going to try that organizing thing. Are the electric cords run out the back? ... :-)

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Div

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#5 posted 1241 days ago

Some nice tools in there! Better start building another, where you gonna put the next planes you get! :^)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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pastorglen

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#6 posted 1241 days ago

Thanks, all.

Dennis—I LOVE that tool chest. AMAZING!! That will give me something to think about.

Paul – the cords are on the other side of the shop behind the photographer. :-)

Div – You are reading my mind. I’ve had my eye on making some wooden molding planes, so I’ve already thought of that needed some additional storage space for the planes. The top shelf can be raised/lowered to accommodate another layout and different tools.

So isn’t that the fun part? If our projects in our shop actually took care of our needs, we’d have to start on the “honey-do-list.” Right? ;-)

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 1240 days ago

Glen :-) if you have the possibillity to read the toolbox book written by Jim Tolpin
you shuold do it it have a ton of chest,cabinets and other storagesystems and idea´s
that can be combiened
as well as there is many many chest and cabinets on the net

and take a look of this chest in theese two links and if interressted then follow the serie and see him
making a chair with the tools
http://lumberjocks.com/lethentymill/blog/6062
http://lumberjocks.com/lethentymill/blog/6216

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#8 posted 1240 days ago

Looking really nice.
Time for a house warming.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 930 days ago

Nice product, like the glass. Excellent touch.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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