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Not-Wall-Hung Tool Cabinet (w/ video link)

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Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 09-18-2016 05:49 PM 4040 views 8 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!

The last installment of the extended blog for this build showed sub panels matched up to each of the cherry doors, and from there I completed build-out of the right side (CherryR) thusly:

Moved on to CherryL after that:

Along the way, the outer Oak doors saw some caddy action as well:

And so, it’s done.

Bottom tambor area is less refined:

But the right slider holds the #62 and my Indispensable Jack Plane (T11 #5 Stanley):

So much said over 26 blog posts and 4+ years that doesn’t need to be restated here. The build idea started with a post I made back in January 2012 to Bertha’s blog about his tool cabinet (Plane Hutch and Storage).

So it’s been a long road. A hearty “Thank You” goes specifically to BYo (Lysdexic) for inspiration and the Cabinet Manifesto that guided so much of this build. To everyone that commented on the blogs with encouragement, suggestions or just acknowledgement they were indeed still interested, thanks to you too!

The cabinet has some of the ‘Best of the Best’ of my tools, gets locked up every day, and is already indispensable to my workflow. I will not build another. It includes tools from my dad and my grandad, my Summerfield bench saw, unique bench planes and many, many other pieces. All in all, it’s quite complete. The work holders depend on gravity to hold pieces in place, are made of mahogany, and are screwed and glued into place.

I’ve shot some video, and once I get that edited and uploaded to you tube I’ll post it here.

As always, comments welcomed and Thanks for Looking!

EDIT – Here’s a link to the quick video tour: https://youtu.be/EHtGKPvLpFg

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 09-18-2016 05:52 PM

Nice. You have some storage. Beautiful addition to the shop.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 09-18-2016 05:59 PM

A long time coming and an exceptional end product. Fine looking and practical piece Smitty., well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 09-18-2016 06:13 PM

Almost as long as stef took to build his bench…

But I guess in the end if it comes out great then it was worth it :)

Jealous I am.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 09-18-2016 06:43 PM

What an odyssey. It is finished. It is good. It is enviable.

-- Mark

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woodcox

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#5 posted 09-18-2016 06:47 PM

Awesome smitty. Very well packed, congrats on the finish line.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 09-18-2016 07:37 PM

That is truly a wonderful cabinet.

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terryR

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#7 posted 09-18-2016 07:43 PM

Great work, Smitty.

Your fine collection of tools make awesome decorations! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 09-18-2016 09:07 PM

You did a fantastic job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Mosquito

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#9 posted 09-18-2016 09:12 PM

Awesome work Smitty

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Andre

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#10 posted 09-18-2016 09:31 PM

Pretty darn nice! Someday I might try building a nice one?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 09:37 PM

Your style your way, excellent craftsmanship Smitty congrats!

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Tim

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#12 posted 09-18-2016 10:43 PM

Great place to keep your favorite tools. Nice persistence finishing it the way you like it, looks great.

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#13 posted 09-18-2016 10:48 PM

Love it, Smitty. Great job.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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putty

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#14 posted 09-18-2016 10:48 PM

What a beautiful Sight…I vote for it to be a calendar cover!

-- Putty

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CL810

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#15 posted 09-18-2016 10:59 PM

Well done Smitty! Fits you and your shop well. Dang near everything a man needs is in that cabinet. ;-)

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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