Workshop Cabinet

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Project by Craig Ambrose posted 01-09-2009 04:02 AM 1765 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is designed to be a stable and heavy bench for my mitre saw. It’s a recycled Rimu frame, with panels of MDF that I happened to have lying around. The frame is dovetailed together, and re-enforced with some totally unnecessary coach screws (that’s lag bolts for you americans).

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#1 posted 01-09-2009 05:16 AM

Thanks for the translation. I would have thought coach screws were positive reinforcements for the other screws.

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#2 posted 01-09-2009 05:53 AM

heavy duty works for me…

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#3 posted 01-09-2009 06:54 AM

Very nice

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 05:37 AM

wow…. I love the third pic!! man, if that bench top could speak! that’s a well used bench top… love it!

how old is that bench top anyway?

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#5 posted 01-10-2009 07:18 AM

Pabs, the bench isn’t mine I’m afraid, it’s owned by a friend in a shared workshop I use. It’s an old shipwright’s workbench. Old, solid and reliable, but it has great big front and back aprons, which make it hard to clamp things down to it except on the ends, and it has no dog holes or tail vice.

I’m working on a new bench of my own at the moment. Pictures of the base are here, but I haven’t bothered to create a lumberjocks project for it yet as it’s a few weeks away from being finished (he says, optimistically).

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