Mobile shop Work table and tool storage cabinet

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Project by Tideline77 posted 08-10-2016 10:13 PM 2197 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lots of firsts time work for me
First cabinet carcass , first drawer stack ever, first time using a planer, first time using castors,first time using BLO
I gleaned lots of info from this forum…..thanks to all that contribute !!!

I made a plenty of mistakes and learned a lot

It is the right height for a table saw out feed table

I used some hardwood to practice for the future

Plan to make some more shop furniture and need to find some better plywood.

Dust collection was a big shop vac, and pretty minimal, so I need to get a plan together for dust collection

Hope to contribute more first time can do projects and learn more

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 04:17 AM

This looks great. Nothing like a cabinet with drawers that have ball bearing slides, good choice. I use my shop cabinets as learning curve as well for better projects later.

One question do you plan on having drawer pulls on it or grabbing the sides to open a drawer? Some do not like pulls that stick out, some prefer easy access drawer pulls. I have both ways in my chop and have no real preference. For my miter saw station I used drop down ones to keep me from banging my knee.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 08:48 AM

Nice work

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

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 10:56 AM

For the drawer handles I plan to use walnut 3/4” thick X 1 1/4” wide X 4” long with a cove profile all the way around the inside edge and a round over on the outside edge
I don’t have the router bit for the cove yet
Hope to get a shallow profile just enough to for your fingers to grasp

Trying to keep them low profile as possible

The dewalt planer won’t reside on this table, it’s there temporary .

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 01:22 PM

nice cabinet – I can only dream of my firsts coming out so nice.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 08-11-2016 02:46 PM

For a lot of “firsts”, I think you did a mighty nice job my friend.
That came out really nice.
My firsts were no where near as nice.
Looks well built, drawers are nicely designed and aligned sharply.
Plenty of room for tools and other gear.
And mobile, a very important consideration.
Well done and thank you for sharing.


-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 05:56 PM

I wish my “firsts” looked that good!
Great job. It looks perfect!

-- The less an idiot knows, the louder he seems to know it!

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#7 posted 08-11-2016 09:46 PM

That is a great storage piece for your shop. Nice work.

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 08-12-2016 12:02 AM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 08-13-2016 08:01 PM

That’s a nice roll around work table/storage cabinet you built. Shop real estate is a premium to most of us out there. The work table will provide you with a nice work surface and good storage underneath. I might add something like this to my collection of dual purpose shop carts. Here is a picture of one of two machine carts I built for my shop.
Like you, it was a first for a lot of building techniques. I made these carts with cabinet grade plywood and hard maple trim around the perimeters. The blue finish is rolled latex paint and then the whole cart was sprayed with lacquer. I was pretty happy with the overall finish, looks good and holding up pretty well so far. The machine top pivots on a center pin and you can flip from one machine to another pretty easily and quickly. This is great for small shops. The plans were downloaded from Wood Magazines download area. This might be something to add to your workshop setup. Thanks for sharing your idea.

-- Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome. Chinese proverb - maybe?

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