recyled file drawers

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Project by trucker12349 posted 2027 days ago 1433 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another chapter in my recyling adventure. My son called and said that they were going to trash some blueprint file cabinets and asked if I was interested in them. I was there an hour later to pick them up. A few wooden drawer dividers and I have a great storage area for my tools. I was recently given a set of japanese pull saws and they found a home in this file cabinet.

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#1 posted 2027 days ago

YES! Over the years I’ve always scrounged metal fixtures and cabinets from offices, labs, machine shops and hospitals and re-purposed them in my woodworking shop. By keeping your eyes open for unconventional souces for furnishing your shop you can save lots of cash. Often this stuff is on commercial-grade castors, too!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#2 posted 2027 days ago

Nice score! I’d have been on that like white on rice!
Any reason you didn’t want to use the original drawer label holders?

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#3 posted 2027 days ago

You Lucky Dog!! :^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 2027 days ago

Great catch. I’ve only been able to find the smaller ones, over the years, but they do come in handy. This is a nice size. A place for everything and everything in it’s place.

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#5 posted 2027 days ago

Trucker they look like old map cabinets, great for tool storage. Lucky you.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 2026 days ago

Great find! I think you owe your son a cold one!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 2026 days ago

They work great. Good find. I was lucky enough to get a set very similar to these myself. I most certainly put them to use. I like what you did to create dividers.

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#8 posted 2026 days ago

Nice cabinets. They are built well and have a lot of space.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 2026 days ago

ratchet, my handwriting is bad enough without trying to fit everything on a small sized card. If i did that even I wouldn’t be able to read it, lol

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