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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 04-26-2015 02:08 AM 2529 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It started with my Dad selling me a 12” Dewalt Miter saw. The old fence that I made for the 10” Craftsman was not tall enough. Played around and finally said I will start over and make a new fence with some drawers underneath the fence and storage behind like I had done before. Bearpaw brings me a nice load of pallet wood so this was used for say 60% of the project. The plywood for the drawers came from a neighbor that bought it and used a 2” strip before saying it was a pill to work with. Yes oak ply from HD is very thin and required patience, he has none so score one for me. Amassing 23 sets of 22inch drawer slides was not bad but I did find a good deal through a manufacturer online selling 10 sets for 66 USD. The last two I had to buy at 15 each, you know it HD. Those two sets came with screws so I am guessing you pay an additional 8 USD for 12 screws. (laughing)

Then my son comments that I have finished making drawers for all the other workbenches in the shop why is this one still not done. Gotta love them. Making drawers is simple easy work, finishing them takes alot of time. Each night I might get about 1 1/2 hours so like everyone else this becomes forever before it is done. I finished several with some leather bottoms to keep my tools from scratching the surface. A nice detail and highly recommended. The great idea to make inserts for the drawers sounded good, another take forever detail that added more time to this project. Lastly to get the drop handles I had to go to 4 HD’s for because they stock 4-6 each and I needed 16 more to finish.

Five months later all is completed and we can move on to the next item on the list. Enjoy and be inspired.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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timbertailor

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 02:44 AM

Nothing like being well organized and having ample dust free storage!

Well done.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 01:01 PM

Oh, now I’m jealous. So many drawers so many things to hide in them. Hmmm… Great Job!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 01:42 PM

well worth the effort – great project and nice being to reclaim the wood too

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 04-26-2015 02:51 PM

That is really cool. Cant ever have too much storage. Great job buddy

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

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Carbide

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#5 posted 04-26-2015 03:02 PM

Very, very nice!! What an inspiration.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 04-26-2015 03:07 PM

Thanks guys. The quest for more storage and unique tucked away spots as always continues…..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 04-26-2015 03:08 PM

This is more like fine furniture than a shop cabinet,very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 04-26-2015 04:28 PM

Thanks, I use the shop cabinets as practice. I also make every cabinet a different color, or stain so when I send one of the kids to the shop I can start my directions with, “the red cabinet.”

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 04-26-2015 08:33 PM

Nice job…love all the drawers! On TV they get this all done in 30 minutes!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#10 posted 04-26-2015 09:02 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice job on them!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 04-26-2015 11:29 PM

Storage should no longer be a problem for you my friend !
Well done !

-- Eric, central Florida

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 04-27-2015 12:57 AM



Nice job…love all the drawers! On TV they get this all done in 30 minutes!!

- gbear


Yeah, just once I would like them to admit how long the entire process took.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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NormG

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#13 posted 04-27-2015 02:00 AM

Very nicely done saw station, the drawers are awesome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 04-27-2015 02:44 AM

I have to come see it. Great job, Mike. “Молодец / молодцы”

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 05-08-2015 02:55 AM

спасибо

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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