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Project by Bob272 posted 08-04-2017 10:40 PM 2604 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed better organization to group stuff together and came up with this hybrid creation. Each pullout shelf is 45-1/2” x 16” fitted with 3 removable boxes. Each box is 15” x 14” made using pine board scraps planed to 1/2” thickness and dovetailed together. The carcass is 1/2” CDX sanded kind of smooth and mounted on a squared-up 2×4 subframe. The drawer front panels are red oak. The top is 2×4s planed to 1-1/4” thickness and ripped to 3-1/4” then edge-glued using Titebond 2 into two 12” wide panels. I don’t own a jointer but do have a Forrest WW-II blade. The panels were then joined and the edges trimmed using a crosscut box. No biscuits, no all-thread – may be my undoing. The top is attached to the carcass using z-clips fitted into rabetted grooves in the carcass side panels. The finish is Minwax semi-gloss spar varnish without staining. If you are like me cutting wood is relatively easy but finishing anything but easy. I decided it was about time to put Bob Flexner’s “Understanding Wood Finishing” to work. Wow! Perhaps my best finish yet. Shame it is in the garage.

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.





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SteveMI

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#1 posted 08-04-2017 11:41 PM

I had to read it twice since the pictures didn’t make me think boxes. Now it makes sense and is great. I like the boxes idea actually, better than rummaging through the whole drawer. Also, can organize boxes for common stuff.
Steve.

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BB1

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#2 posted 08-05-2017 01:24 AM

Looks like a great way to organize but still have easy access.

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#3 posted 08-05-2017 05:08 AM

woodworking skills a possible Pass.

Photographing skills Ratings.
1 Sideways, so thats a fail. Zero
2 Sideways again, so thats another fail. Zero
3 Pass. Hoorah 1
4 as per 1 and 2. Zero
5 This one is even bloody upside down definate fail. -.5
6 Completely missing so thats a default fail. Zero

Photographing skills rating 0.5 out of 6.

More work required on photo skills.
Upon correctly aligning everything I will re examine the project (after I get my neck adjusted) as see if I can add some more constructive comments for you.

-- Regards Robert

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RobS888

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#4 posted 08-05-2017 11:59 AM


woodworking skills a possible Pass.

Photographing skills Ratings.
1 Sideways, so thats a fail. Zero
2 Sideways again, so thats another fail. Zero
3 Pass. Hoorah 1
4 as per 1 and 2. Zero
5 This one is even bloody upside down definate fail. -.5
6 Completely missing so thats a default fail. Zero

Photographing skills rating 0.5 out of 6.

More work required on photo skills.
Upon correctly aligning everything I will re examine the project (after I get my neck adjusted) as see if I can add some more constructive comments for you.

- robscastle


No offence mate, but your comment is rooted. Possibly your brain as well.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-05-2017 12:55 PM

It’s a lot of nice compact storage and will do a lot for your shop organization. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Bob272

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#6 posted 08-05-2017 01:26 PM

... and the lesson of the day is cell phone cameras (or their operators) have their limitations. As for upside down – anti-grav unit worked better than anticipated. I haven’t the foggiest on how to correct the alignments. Rather annoying.

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.

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rtbrmb

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#7 posted 08-05-2017 03:54 PM

Great idea thanks for posting. I rotated your pictures so you could repost.

Bill in MI

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Bob272

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#8 posted 08-05-2017 04:40 PM

Thank you Bill in MI. One more thing to learn I suppose.

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 08-05-2017 05:08 PM

@Bob272

Here, Bob. Read this, follow the instructions, and your sideways posting picture worries will be over.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/189082

BTW, your project looks great.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Bob272

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#10 posted 08-05-2017 07:48 PM

Mike, worked. Apppreciated and thank you very much.

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.

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robscastle

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#11 posted 08-05-2017 09:53 PM

Wow Bob272

Teamwork can fix anything !!

Now thats what I am talkin about!
A very nice and practical design and construction, your construction methods are OK.
No chance of them falling apart thats for sure.
Everybody may possibly assemble them in different ways if they were to build them also.
There is a lot of kitchens being made using a similar concept.
Looks like a big drawer when closed but upon opening has two independent drawers inside.

-- Regards Robert

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 08-05-2017 10:58 PM

A good solid project that helps with keeping things organized so you don’t lose your mind trying to find a screwdriver!!!

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

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TheQueTip

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#13 posted 08-06-2017 02:07 AM

I just kept turning my laptop around to where it all made sense…... :-) Great idea for some organized storage. My problem would be which box did I put that tool / widget in…..? I would need your project coupled with a SQL database just to organize locations where I ‘stuck’ stuff…....

Nice project, I like it.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#14 posted 08-12-2017 08:32 PM

Looks like a fine solution, allways enjoy when peoople make something of their own. Goes well with the cabinet above as well.
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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