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some 'design opportunities' = new tool cabinet

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Project by robert triplett posted 01-11-2016 12:58 AM 900 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a nice bookmatched set of Figured Maple and started to work on a design for a jewelry cabinet. Between chip out on the router and other issues, I put it aside as an unfinished project. My wife discovered my Penn State catalog and the projects kits. I agreed to turn some seam ripper kits for her. Suddenly I had a bunch of little odds and ends for pen making. I needed a new storage cabinet. I got the unfinished cabinet out and decided I could live with the issues. Some vigorous use of sand paper and dim light make it look good. I really like the little faces on the front. Watco Danish Oil for the finish. 23.5” x 17”x 5”. The sides are some swirly figured Maple. The doors are Quilted Maple with Maple Burl frames. I turned the knobs big to be easy to grab. Super Magnets as a catch. The sand paper cubbies next to it are made of Spalted Maple with a
Redwood cabinet. I was tired of searching through stacks of small, folded sandpaper for the right grit.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 02:59 AM

Robert, what beautiful grain is in the wood. That is an odd knob arrangement, but it is really utilitarian. The sandpaper sorter makes prefect sense. Beautiful, practical, useful shop projects. Nice work. They serve a purpose and are lovely to use…the perfect shop improvement. Enjoy.

-- Big Al in IN

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 02:59 AM

Robert, what beautiful grain is in the wood. That is an odd knob arrangement, but it is really utilitarian. The sandpaper sorter makes prefect sense. Beautiful, practical, useful shop projects. Nice work. They serve a purpose and are lovely to use…the perfect shop improvement. Enjoy.

-- Big Al in IN

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UncleStumpy

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 03:10 AM

Sweet bookmatched Maple!!!

Maple, maple and more maple. Feels nice to treat yourself to something nice once in a while, doesn’t it?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 04:41 AM

Looks good!

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 01:16 PM

Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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JimInNM

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 01:49 PM

Nicest piece of Maple I’ve ever seen. Great project

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 02:49 PM

Wow that’s amazing wood ,nice build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-12-2016 06:44 PM

Looks great to me and the woods used are beautiful. Good additions to any shop. Nice job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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