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I finished and installed a tool cabinet for hand tools. The plan was from FWW and was a simple straight forward build with box joints. I used construction grade ply and maple banding for the edges. I also added a shop logo from my own design.
Dec 10, 2008
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#1 posted 12-10-2008 02:56 PM
Very cool. Great setup. Place for everything and masterfully done. Love the sign.
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.
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#2 posted 12-10-2008 03:21 PM
Very cool—extremely high “useability” index, which is what counts. I find that the more neat and orderly my work environment is, the better my work. I think this tool chest reflects that. Have you seen pictures of the Studley tool chest?
Well done, and inspiring!
-- There's no tool like an old tool...
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#3 posted 12-10-2008 03:26 PM
This is on my list to do, great job. I really like the background color, makes the tools pop!
-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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#4 posted 12-10-2008 05:07 PM
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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#5 posted 12-10-2008 09:24 PM
Oooohhh…you’ve got me itching to try one of these. Nice work!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#6 posted 12-10-2008 09:51 PM
thats definately on my todo list very nice
-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69
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#7 posted 12-10-2008 11:23 PM
That is fantastic. I love how you have merged various tool mounts together. I wish I had all your tools!
-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!
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#8 posted 12-10-2008 11:48 PM
wow!, great job!
I really like the way you painted it and the logo. It’s also on my to- do list. I’m getting tired of the peg boards.
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#9 posted 12-11-2008 07:24 AM
I guess I’ll fall in line with all the others…............ sure would like one. Great job and design, I’ve added to my favorites and may actually get one done next year.
-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/
#10 posted 12-11-2008 01:31 PM
Thanks everyone. The cabinet itself was an easy build, it’s the tool mounts that are time consuming. Three-quarter inch ply was used except for the half inch on front and back faces. I would suggest using three quarter on the front, it makes for fewer screw hole repairs when securing mounts!!
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#11 posted 01-10-2009 06:39 AM
The chisel and marking gauge mounts are great, I think I need to remember this post when I get around to building my tool chest. Thanks for the great photos.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2
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#12 posted 01-10-2009 07:14 AM
NICE!... pretty classy. I like the custom mounts for all the handtools. Excellent job.
-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †
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#13 posted 01-10-2009 01:07 PM
Practical, usuable wall art. Brilliantly done
-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand
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#14 posted 04-15-2010 05:38 AM
Nice..May poach some of your ideas on the cabinet..Hope thats coolGreg
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#15 posted 10-08-2010 06:40 PM
i need something like that in my shop. Great work, i there is a place for everything.
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