hanging tool chest

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Project by wrenchhead posted 06-24-2010 05:18 AM 3491 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this to hold my wood working tools. I used some maple and the doors are made out of walnut and sapele panels. I got some practice resawiing on the bandsaw and I cut the dove tails by hand. This was definetly a skill builder for me. I had a lot of fun making it. I think I am going to make anotheer one to hold my hand planes and drill bits. The plan is to move my automotive tools and box out of the wood shop.
Thanks for looking.

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 05:29 AM

Nice. Attractive and functional.

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 05:30 AM

Nice job, looks good.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 05:56 AM

Nice looking cabinets, but Matco screwdrivers?

JK, I bought the same set a few years back when they were on sale.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 06:05 AM

Man, that cabinet sure came out nice.
And it’s a great way to store those easy to misplace tools all in one spot.
Nice addition to your shop!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 06:12 AM

nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 09:30 AM

great job looks very clean and organiced
thanks for sharing


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#7 posted 06-24-2010 09:50 AM

I like this. Practical, good workmanship, nice looking.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 10:16 AM

Useful and aesthetically pleasing… well done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 10:56 AM

Looks great, functional and attractive too. I love seeing postings of these tool cabinets. I need to build one eventually and it’s nice to get some ideas to work from. Looks like a nice set of Japonese chisels too.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 11:01 AM

Looks great! I would stain the sides to give it a finished look. Only because it looks unfinished when you look how nice the front is. Well done.

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

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#11 posted 06-24-2010 12:51 PM

great cabinet,,these are great cabs for tool storage and help stay organized.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#12 posted 06-24-2010 02:49 PM

nice tool cabinet, I really need to build me one.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 05:07 PM

I like the look of the doors with the dowels in each corner. Good idea for storage and better looking than my sheet of pegboard.

-- Jeff

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#14 posted 06-25-2010 07:54 PM

Very nice cabinet, love the order inside.
Well done.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 06-26-2010 03:31 AM

Thanks guys.

-- I could quit if I wanted

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