Shop Cabinet

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Project by woodbutcher posted 10-20-2007 04:59 AM 2199 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is very obviouse we all need a place to store our tools.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 10-20-2007 05:38 AM

Great bench. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-20-2007 05:54 AM

Fancy, but very functional. I like it! Great job.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Peter Oxley

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#3 posted 10-20-2007 06:04 AM

That’s a great work stand and storage cabinet! Sometimes we make the function of our shop such a priority that we forget that we can make it look great, too. But you’ve created a cabinet that looks great and will be very useful. I’m planning a miter saw stand for my shop – do you mind if I borrow some ideas from yours? Why did you go with large doors on the side cabinets?

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#4 posted 10-20-2007 06:07 AM

Another great project – looks very good and functional.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 10-20-2007 11:29 AM

Shop Cabinet? That would look pretty good in my kitchen!

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#6 posted 10-20-2007 03:25 PM

Great looking cabinet, lots of storage also.

-- Andy Stark

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#7 posted 10-20-2007 06:32 PM

Thanks for the idea! I’m thinking of redoing my workbench area….I might just add that recess for the miter saw.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 10-20-2007 08:11 PM

Wow! Really great. When I look at the crap I build for my shop? Sheesh…really nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 10-20-2007 09:11 PM

Looks great! You’ll really enjoy the sturdy support while cutting with the CMS.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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#10 posted 10-20-2007 10:41 PM

Guys TY all for taking the time to look at and comment on the cabinet. Peter I decided on large doors for the cabinet because I wanted to be able to store anything I neede under there-so many of the tools i have come in large plastic storage boxes and I wanted that much entry room into the storage areas. This is actually one contiuous cabinet 8feet long. Please feel free to incorporate anything you see into your new cabinet-If you’re interested in under constrution pics let me know and i’ll e-mail you all you want. I even toyed with adding a door to the side so that I could stick items that were eight feet in lenghth if need be! I had some extra 3/4 prefinished oak flooring from a job here at the house that I used for the top!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#11 posted 10-20-2007 10:54 PM

What a great addition to your shop. Consider adding a good extended fence with adjustable and measured stops for your chopsaw and repeating accurate will be a breeze. Something that nice really makes it enjoyable to be in your shop, doesn’t it? What’s the reason we put nice cabinets in our kitchen? ...Because it looks nice and we enjoy and appreciate aesthetics. Why should it not be that way in our woodshop? We spend a lot of time there doing something we love, it is our personal space to express our creativeness, it may as well be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as well. Besides, what better a place to practice our skills before we botch up the actual kitchen cabinets, than in our shop? Good job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Peter Oxley

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#12 posted 10-22-2007 03:17 AM

A door in one end is a good idea. I’m trying to figure out the stand for my saw. I have the Ridgid 12” slider and the distance from the back of the rails to the front mounting holes is 36”! The table and bevel latch stick out another 8” or so past that. It doesn’t fit well with my 24” cabinet philosophy.

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