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Project by Woodwrecker posted 05-17-2015 04:24 AM 1675 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found an old heavy-duty medical records cabinet for $10 at a warehouse sale. (2 huge drawers)
Added casters I had and a rubber mat top, along with a new paint job.
Now I have a nice mobile scroll saw stand.
Plus, the cabinet had a box in one of the drawers which held a bunch of labeling tape that fit my Casio label maker so I organized my fasteners and put them in a shelf unit I made out an old 2×12 I had laying around.
Very rewarding for a days work in the beautiful weather and all for only $10.00.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 04:56 AM

Good score Eric! I like the rounded edges of that cabinet. The old cabs had hard right angle corners that were killer – these look really nice!!

What a 2×12 and some ply can accomplish – enjoy :-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 04:58 AM

well I have the dewalt stand and I am jealous… looks great is it bolted down and how it the vibration level

did you have a stand for it to begin with

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 05:03 AM

I like blue as well, knowing that is obviously your favorite color….......(-:

I suspect there is a lot of old first class office furniture that goes to the dump without notice…....that would make great shop items….......

Working this weekend, did a little organization though, as well. Gotta make a mobile stand for the router table, hopefully will get time tomorrow.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 05:59 AM

Nice save! Good work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 05-17-2015 10:11 AM

You sure made lemonade out of a lemon on that one!
Nice looking cabinet.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 05-17-2015 10:51 AM

Wish I were this organized! Nice work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 05-17-2015 11:18 AM

Nice score and organization, buddy. We have a glorious weather here too today. Have a sweet sunday!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 05-17-2015 01:16 PM

It looks nice and will certainly do the job. It’s always great when we can prosper off of a good find.

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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#9 posted 05-17-2015 01:51 PM

Nice score, Eric.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#10 posted 05-17-2015 03:03 PM

Nice find Eric! And I can attest to the beautiful Florida weather.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 05-17-2015 03:32 PM

A medical cabinet ? I guess you feel better since you got it. Giving a second life to such cabinet is quite a successful operation !
Being organized, what a satisfaction ! You did kill several birds in this shot, Eric.
Great up-cycling my friend.

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 05-17-2015 03:50 PM

I love them both. Nice job!!

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

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#13 posted 05-17-2015 05:11 PM

That is sweet. Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 05-17-2015 09:27 PM

Awesome find and save Eric.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 05-17-2015 10:23 PM

Nice Score!

I really envy your organization.

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

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