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Project by Mauricio posted 08-11-2014 06:33 PM 1168 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some shop cabinets I just made, finished the last coat of poly last night.

The last pic is the before and after. As you can see, this section of the shop (metal working/sharpening) really needed some help.

The construction is very simple, cleats glued in with brad nails. plywood face frames also glued and nailed. The door is simply a plywood panel with strips pin nailed on to make it look like frame and panel.

The construction method used was inspired by Tom Clark’s book. He is a LJ and self publishes a book on fast to build, durable shop cabinets. I recommend it.

I bought a load of scraps from a guy and the curly maple strips I used for the door came in handy. Adds a nice touch for very little money and effort.

I know, I know, I’m putting a bunch of flammable stuff near the grinder… I don’t grind very often, the sparks usually fly in the other direction, and I think the doors will help keep the flammables safe.

Questions and comments are welcome.

Thanks for looking,

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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#1 posted 08-11-2014 06:35 PM

Well done Mauricio. Huge improvement!

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 06:38 PM

Um, if this “improvement” meant the shop log got the boot, I’m not sure if I approve. ;)

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 06:51 PM

Great job. I need one of those.

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

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 06:52 PM

Well done Mauricio.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 07:00 PM

Oops

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

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 07:03 PM

:-)

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 07:04 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I’d love to get good at building these quickly. I wouldn’t mind building a base cabinet next to go underneath it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 08-11-2014 07:42 PM

Mauricio bravo,you did a great job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 08:00 PM

Maybe you can come over and do some organizing of my shop!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#10 posted 08-11-2014 09:42 PM

looks good

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#11 posted 08-12-2014 05:31 PM

“I don’t always grind, but when I do, I do it near a cabinet full of flammables. Stay sparky, my friends.”

I’m just kidding, they look great. I hope to make some for my shop soon, but have to get some other projects cleared from the list first.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Mauricio

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#12 posted 08-12-2014 08:34 PM

^ ;-)

Thats what I like to do, then finish them all up at the same time so it looks like I can get get stuff done pretty quickly. (Thus my 5 project posts in the last 2weeks).

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 08-16-2014 03:27 PM

Mauricio, what a difference the cabinets with doors make in the appearance of your shop. Nice work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 08-17-2014 02:03 AM

Thanks Lee. Im defenitly glad I added the doors.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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