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Project by ErcanK posted 06-21-2017 05:44 PM 3080 views 25 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

BIG THANK YOU all for your interest and warm comments. To response these I added lots of pictures and some detail I think you will like. Scroll down for more pictures.

This is my tool cabinet and my first post. I benefitted lots of projects from this site while making this tool cabinet. I wanted to post mine when I completed. A summary of the project;

Main box is dovetail joinery,
All dividers and shelves are sliding dovetail, housing dado and rebate/rabbet joint,

Left door takes all marking measuring tools, and right side chisels, mallets, hammer, screwdrivers.
Center portion of the cabinet takes all shaping tools; handplanes, spokeshaves, files etc,
Left and right side of the plane till hides two disston hand saw, two richard groves tenon saw, a spear jackson and veritas tenon saw.
Right side (upper) is a drawer and two sides of the drawer takes a coping saw, modelling saws, gent saw, another dovetail saw, and a hacksaw.

When you lift the plane till and tool tray that holds spokeshaves and rasps you reach speciality planes and drilling tools.

All made by handb by resawing a 5,5 cm (appr. 2 1/2 inch) stock with a handsaw. At that time I decided to buy a roubo frame saw kit :) and waiting for delivery.

No 7 plane which I have never used and winding sticks go to top shelf.

sliding dovetail shelves

Saw till detai

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closer look of storage area behind plane rack

a closer look of drilling tools behind the lift up panel.

Chisel rack, there are magnets under the thin strip.

Some tool holders dovedatiled as well.

Area for mallet, glue, machine oils, roy unerhill’s grease pots. It opens for easy access.

and two of my beatuies;





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Notw

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#1 posted 06-21-2017 06:09 PM

Beautiful tool cabinet and nice collection of tools

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ErcanK

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 06:13 PM

Many thanks Notw.

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 06:18 PM

Wow fancy

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#4 posted 06-21-2017 06:22 PM

Very nicely done, ErcanK. The closer I look, the more I see, and that’s a real good indication of the time and thought put into the cabinet.

Doing all the tool holders was one of my least favorite shop activities ever. You did a great job!

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

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ErcanK

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#5 posted 06-21-2017 06:29 PM

Many thanks, actually, design phase took longer than building it. And yes, making tool holders was a bit headache. Best regards

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#6 posted 06-21-2017 06:48 PM

Very nice

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#7 posted 06-21-2017 07:39 PM

very very nice!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#8 posted 06-21-2017 07:43 PM

Beautiful cabinet and well stocked too. It’s great to have a place for everything and everything in it’s place so it’s within arms reach. Nice hardware too. Excellent!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#9 posted 06-21-2017 07:53 PM

I love woodworking, but I don’t keep my tool cabinet in the dining room.

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 06-21-2017 07:58 PM

great looking set up!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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ErcanK

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#11 posted 06-21-2017 08:32 PM


I love woodworking, but I don t keep my tool cabinet in the dining room.

- ph47f3


did not understand your point but blocked anyway.

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Valete

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#12 posted 06-21-2017 08:37 PM

Very nice work. Simple beautiful to my eyes.

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#13 posted 06-21-2017 09:34 PM

Now that’s what we’re talking about!

I had to smile when I saw a saw on top of the cabinet. Already overflowing, eh?

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#14 posted 06-21-2017 10:18 PM

You need more hand tools :-)

Great project.

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#15 posted 06-21-2017 11:27 PM

Nice cabinet, impressive amount of hand tools.

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

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