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Project by Roger posted 06-14-2014 12:51 PM 3123 views 9 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a, I’ll call it, a recycled cabinet. It was originally one of the 3 cabinets I had in my shop before my redo these past many weeks. This cabinet started out being 8’ tall, 2’ deep, and 5’ 6” wide. I cut the top portion off of it to serve as a base for this “multi-station”. It houses my miter saw, my planer, and my scroll saw. Each tool is mounted on a plywood base that is easily removable from the storage underneath to the top when any on the 3 are needed. I’m just experimenting with this in/outfeed for my planer. It is one panel of a bi-fold Oak door. It’s light weight and ez to throw on when the planer is needed. Being hollow, I’m not sure if it’ll work out. The Oak board that I ran through it seemed to be ok on all ends, and the same size thickness front & back, and, left & right of the board. We’ll see how it works out. I may change it out using some mdf or something more substantial. I only had to trim about 1/16” from each side of the bi-fold door to fit onto my planer. I used my trusty old Stanley block plane. I figured all you plane guys n gals might appreciate a few curls. Here’s a pic for your enjoyment. You can almost here that luvery sound o that plane makin those nice curls. :)

Thnx for lookin in. Any and all comments are always appreciated, good/bad/ugly.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-14-2014 12:55 PM

Looks like it’s shaping up for you. Keep it going sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-14-2014 12:55 PM

I love your shop, Roger! You know I am a huge fan of an organized workplace. I love seeing how you use your space to be the most effective and efficient. It really allows you to concentrate on your tasks at hand. :)

Have a great weekend!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-14-2014 01:16 PM

I wish I were as organized, but hey it apparently isn’t in my DNA. Nice looking shop Roger !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 06-14-2014 01:18 PM

Great job of “re-purposing”! Looks like great storage and best wishes on using the oak door. I have a piece of 3/4” Baltic birch I’ve used for the same purpose since the late 90s; and, using it I can thickness plane to 3/16” without any problems whatsoever. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 06-14-2014 01:25 PM

Nice job Roger. That looks like a “bear’ of a cut to remove that top section of cabinet and keep everything straight. Very well done!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 01:30 PM

What a nice shop. just saw the video and it looks really nice, i imagine you will keep improving on it. and as other have said, i wish i was organized, but as my wife says, i am lost case.
all the best Roger!

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#7 posted 06-14-2014 01:41 PM

Looks Great Roger! Nice shop too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 06-14-2014 01:49 PM

Nice work station.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#9 posted 06-14-2014 02:12 PM

Nice one Roger. Good use of space and good use of a “previously enjoyed” cabinet.

You are on dangerous ground with that last photo though. When you start photographing shavings you are getting perilously close to the brink of the slippery slope. ............ Be careful ….....

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#10 posted 06-14-2014 02:33 PM

Awesome Roger…it always is a good feeling to re use something instead getting raid of it and you did a first class job doing just that….Good shop video tour also….Your shop is first class all the way and looks organized and so cleeeean.

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#11 posted 06-14-2014 03:02 PM

That is a great design for multi usage and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 06-14-2014 03:10 PM

Great Job! Love the recycled cabinets. Also the in feed/out feed on the planer. I am thinking about doing something similar but have been putting it off because it would take up some of my space. I look forward to hearing how it works out for you.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#13 posted 06-14-2014 03:32 PM

Great re-purpose, Roger!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 06-14-2014 04:09 PM

Hey Roger, do you know how many of us hate you right now?
I, for one, would give my left nut for that much room!!!

Super duper use of the space – nice layout.
AND you can say crap as much as you want!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 06-14-2014 04:22 PM

Good way to repurpose a cabinet!!............Nice going , Roger!!!!!!!!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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