Tool Cabinet

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Project by joshtank posted 10-06-2014 05:43 PM 1797 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this hand tool cabinet out of oak I found in the trash. The drawers are beech (from the trash), and the drawer fronts are butternut (I had a lot of this). My second time doing dovetails.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 07:08 PM

Awesome kind of trash you have :-O

Very nice cabinet btw.

-- Jacob

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 07:48 PM

Nice looking cabinet, and some fine looking dovetails. I need to go dumpster diving with you, sometime.

What considerations did you make for adding additional tools to it? In other words, how to the holders mount into the empty spaces there to add new tools?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 08:53 PM

yep the cabinet shop trash on my trip home is a real blessing… =)

the chisel racks screw to the inside of the doors… so not much.. but enough space for more holders etc. but i totally know what you mean. no french cleat or doors within doors. it’s a slow (and expensive) build getting new tools. so i think this’ll be quite fine for a while.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 11:25 PM

I know you’re not so proud that you (like me) wont pass an inviting dumpster.
But be proud of this cabinet,
‘cos it’s a beauty.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 02:20 PM

Good looking tool cabinet, great job on the handcut dovetails whether it was your 2nd attempt or your 20th. I also, would love to have your “trash” available for projects. Was the whole cabinet made with hand tools? Great job either way.


-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 02:39 PM

This tool box is very nice and will be a fine addition to your shop.

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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#7 posted 10-09-2014 03:31 AM

Very nice!

-- Chris

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