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Project by BOB67CAM posted 1658 days ago 1171 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was what i considered my 1st woodworking project, basic cabinet/case to hold screws and fasteners
it was also when i quickly realized that pine is not a great plan, and as long as u dont zoom in too far you wont see the 180 flaws i really only added it to show the idea which i think is a really good 1 basicly its a 12 inch deep cabinet with 5 inch shelfs in the back and a swing out door with 4 inch shelfs, the 2 lb screw boxes fit in the front and the 5 lb boxes in the rear, i think thats what they go by…?
i used whats called a “cafe hinge” which is basicly what they used on the old cowboy tavern doors in all the movies so gravity and weight brings it back to closed and it worked out great anyways red oak stain and polycrylic oil based top-coat and that wretched pine crap for wood
any criticism or comments/qyestions are welcomed

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea





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deeman

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#1 posted 1658 days ago

All my projects in the begining were pine. It looks like a very useful addition to your shop

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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BOB67CAM

269 posts in 1658 days


#2 posted 1658 days ago

yea its much fuller now and holds a ton of stuff out of the way

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Xodus

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#3 posted 1657 days ago

I like your design, all my workshop builds have been in pine. I am to cheap to use anything else for my workshop. Great job.

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bobkberg

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#4 posted 1657 days ago

I like your design – been trying to figure out something along those lines as well.
Besides – if it’s useful and you learned something, then it’s a success.

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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michaelray

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#5 posted 1657 days ago

Good design. I need something similar. I would add a face frame to hide the gap between the two shelf units – only because I like the idea of hidden compartments.

Don’t be too hard on yourself either – at least you’ve taken the first steps to get started in woodworking and that should come with some sense of accomplishment. Pine is great for shop projects because you can build some skills and it’s relatively inexpensive if something gets screwed up.

Best of luck with future projects.

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BOB67CAM

269 posts in 1658 days


#6 posted 1657 days ago

i would have leved to add a face frame however because of the thickness of the swinging shelf, those gaps are needed, and if i added a face on the top it would have to be skinnier then on the bottom because of the shelkf needing to rise, my original plan was to add a face frame..lol but after realising id need 4 different sized gaps i figures “screw it”, it looks better with a consistant gap..lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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