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Project by Michael posted 02-01-2015 02:07 AM 3844 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright so I was tired of my tools being scattered across numerous drawers, tool pouches, my truck, you get the idea. So I researched various tool cabinet builds and came up with this. It is mostly built off of the quixk build tool cabinet from fine woodworking only I added my own tweaks. This was mostly built from junk cull lumber from home depot, that’s why you see the amount of black walnut screw plugs in it, lumber was warped severely. Like those saw and framing square slots? I left an open spot for the future No 8 hand plane that I intend to buy, so far I have a few small planes, no5, no6, no7, and a handyman that I got with my Javelin bass boat, go figure. The lower part was built from scrap reclaimed red oak and I am kicking my-self for burning through the residual of that because I need it right now for more important projects. If you look closely you can see how I used short scraps to make the top and drawer fronts. Knobs etc came from my grandfather’s stock of random accessories, probably at least 50 years old.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang





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ronniebo

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 03:03 AM

Michael, you are to be congratulated on a great piece of “Honest” work.
I too have tried my hand at re-using some stuff from pallets, older dismantled projects etc. but your work tops all that.
We don`t see anough work like yours these days because so many large hardware chains seem to say they can provide for all our needs for so little money.
Your satisfaction (and mine) in making these pieces of work far outshines the little warm glow anyone might have after just “buying” stuff.
Again——well done mate
Ron in Tassie.

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 02-01-2015 04:33 AM

I really like what you have done and achieved with almost ‘nothing’ – Very well done. you will love having your most valuable tools at hand, so all you future projects go with the flow.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Tugboater78

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 07:37 AM

Very nice! Im on a binge of trying to use up my scraps and a cabinet like this is on my neverending list. Too bad you dont live closer i have probably a lifetime supply of reclaimed red oak that wouldnt hurt to be rid of some. Tore down a house that was built around 1900 and almost all beams, joists, studs were red oak.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 01:20 PM

Very orderly and useful cabinet.

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Bruce

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#5 posted 02-01-2015 04:31 PM

I do like the handsaw & framing square slot storage in the back. Great job. I need this!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 02-01-2015 06:48 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Rick

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#7 posted 02-01-2015 08:26 PM

Very Nice indeed Michael! Great combination of New & Old materials. Well done!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 02-01-2015 10:03 PM

Very well done every shop should have nice storage like this.The better it and other things look in your shop, the better you will appreciate going there.I try very hard to keep my woodshop and engineering shop looking neat and well presented,with ample storage for everything the happier and more likely to enjoy working there that is not to say it never gets dusty or cluttered it definitely does everytime I make anything which I only clean properly when that job is finished.Your cabinet is just the job as we say.Thanks for showing and have fun brother. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 02-01-2015 11:09 PM

Michael, great job. What’s the depth on that?

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Nick Ferry

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#10 posted 02-02-2015 01:32 AM

Looks great – I need me one

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Michael

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#11 posted 02-02-2015 02:11 AM

Thanks for all the positive comments!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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Woodbutchery

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#12 posted 02-02-2015 03:27 AM

Heck of a job, MIke.

I’m finishing up my cabinet (a few hours here, a few hours there) and enjoy having a place to put things.

Trying to use up scrap lumber for the various fixtures, etc.

Nice work!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Buckethead

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#13 posted 02-02-2015 03:30 AM

This is a nice one. Well done.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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scarpenter002

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#14 posted 02-02-2015 11:18 PM

Great design and build. It is always impressive to build with leftover materials and scraps.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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Tooch

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#15 posted 02-06-2015 03:19 AM

nice work on the tool cabinet, I really like the hiding spot for those saws in the back

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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