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TURNING TOOL STORAGE CABINET

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 03-11-2016 04:08 PM 602 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I’d try wood turning and when I got some tools I needed a place to store them. But, I had to take into account that I’d probably have more tools in the future, so the storage would have to be flexible. I mulled over many design ideas for a nice cabinet and many different ways t make it flexible. This is what I came up with.

The tool handles fit into a holder at the bottom while the working end of the tools fit into holders with an angle cut to match the angle of the resting tool. As one tool is not stainless steel I was able to include a rare earth magnet into the top holder for extra security. All holders are attached using double-sided woodworking tape. The tape holds the retainers firmly but will still allow for removal and rearrangement as the need arises.

I made the cabinet of Ash and used the Infinity Lock Miter Joint router bit for construction. The back is inset to accept a 1/2” French Cleat which matches a wall cleat. This makes it easy for mounting/removing the cabinet. Doors were constructed with mortis and tenon. They are outfitted with 3/16” plexiglas and mounted with Blum euro hinges. The drawers are Poplar with Cherry fronts and slide on nylon self-adhesive tape. The drawer stops swivel 90 degrees for total drawer removal. The finish is three coats of Varathane polyurethane.

It was fun playing with different ideas to make this storage flexible.
Thanks for looking!

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





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 03-11-2016 04:15 PM

Clever magnet idea. Very attractive display.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 11:07 PM

It’s very nice, Jerry/ It’s a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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