New Foreman On The Job

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Project by hotncold posted 05-04-2015 03:54 PM 2513 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted in a while and this may very well be “overkill” but I wanted a semi-permanent spot for my Kreg Foreman pocket hole machine. There are also times when I wanted more bench surface. This seemed to fit both purposes.
The center of the bench will accommodate the Foreman and it can be removed and stored directly beneath and replaced with a cut-out sized to fit the same space. The surface of the Foreman is co-planer with the adjacent bench tops.

The drawers are flush mount and trimmed with Walnut to match my “Drawers Under The Table Saw” earlier project.

The cabinet is constructed with birch ply and, of course, put together with pocket hole screws. All exposed edges are edge banded with iron on birch banding. The cabinet is finished with 2 coats of wipe on poly and the top has 2 coats of amber shellac and Arm-R-Seal. The entire cabinet rides on casters for mobility.

I will eventually add additional drawers, shelves or slide-outs as the contents evolve.

Thanks for looking and your comments are always welcomed!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 04:05 PM

Nicely done Dennie! Thanks for including photos of the construction details. Very nice job designing that. You have to do a good job on projects like this as you have to look at it everyday and you will either smile or frown!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 05:16 PM

You did a great job with the cabinet and its on caster too! Should provide ample storage and lots of work surface area for all your projects.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 08:48 PM

great job on the cabinet, I cannot bring myself to spend that much time and effort to make shop furniture, just throw it together and put it to work, (I want to get back to my projects as soon as possible) but I admire those that do.

-- Smitty!!!

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 09:06 PM

Looks pretty darn nice to me!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 09:12 PM

Thanks Jerry – this one does make me smile!

Brad, I appreciate the nice comments.

Smitty! – This didn’t take much longer than waiting on the glue to dry on a couple of cutting boards! The challenge is trying to see if I can actually do it.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 12:12 PM

Very nice. Gotta luv them pocket screws.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 12:26 PM

This is a great organizer and space saver for the shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 02:23 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 03:33 AM

Looks Good!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#10 posted 05-08-2015 12:13 AM

That…. is awesome! Love it.

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#11 posted 05-12-2015 06:36 AM

Did a great job! This design could work as a miter station too!

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