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Project by Hermit posted 10-06-2017 09:56 PM 1349 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s been a long summer but the cabinets are finally done. A lot of firsts for me. Never built cabinets before, done dados or tennons and so on. Finding any decent pine (all I could afford) was a struggle so I ended up going with laminated pine from the big box and ripping my own widths. At least it was straight. Opted to go with rougher door
Panels to add a little color and contrast. To do it over again I probably would of picked a different color. Made lots of mistakes a long the way but learned lots. Now it’s time to start buying some tools and take a break for awhile.

To add, also finished the built in down draft sanding area built in to the workbench.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.





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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 11:04 PM

that’s a huge set of cabinets. Well done!

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#2 posted 10-07-2017 02:07 AM

nice set of cabinets you’ve built there, good job!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Hermit

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#3 posted 10-07-2017 03:28 AM

Thanks, I appreciate it.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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iminmyshop

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#4 posted 10-07-2017 01:14 PM

looks great. And you can never have too many cabinets in a shop. Enjoy it.

-- http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 10-07-2017 01:27 PM

never trust a shop that you could eat from the floor …LMAO :<)) .....SERIOUS NOW ….them cabinets look perfect in that beautiful shop ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-07-2017 01:49 PM

Wow!, these cabinets are a great addition to your shop and you did a fine job on them.

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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pottz

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#7 posted 10-07-2017 09:31 PM

beautiful shop,looks like a lot of cabinets but youll be surprised how fast they fill up and your looking for more space.now you just gotta make a mess-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 09:34 PM

Great cabinets. That is a nice looking shop.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 10-08-2017 12:48 AM

Nice work. Mistakes are mere reminders to do it right the next time. Besides we do not have people that come over and critique, grade and post them for the world to see. LOL

I promise you will have moments when you want to change something and say man I need more cabinets.

BTW throw some sawdust and debris on the floor. Maybe some scrap wood on the counter-tops. You are making the rest of us look bad. :) Spouses sometimes see pics like this and start off with, “you know so and so has his shop all nice and clean.”

ROFL

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

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pottz

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#10 posted 10-08-2017 02:28 AM



Nice work. Mistakes are mere reminders to do it right the next time. Besides we do not have people that come over and critique, grade and post them for the world to see. LOL

I promise you will have moments when you want to change something and say man I need more cabinets.

BTW throw some sawdust and debris on the floor. Maybe some scrap wood on the counter-tops. You are making the rest of us look bad. :) Spouses sometimes see pics like this and start off with, “you know so and so has his shop all nice and clean.”

ROFL

- woodbutcherbynight


amen bro!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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ChrisMc45

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#11 posted 10-09-2017 12:39 AM

The dedicated cabinets are a lovely sight. The comment from Gr8Hunter about the floor, is that a carpet floor? Good for impact and joints, I would think tough to keep clean. Do you use a standard shop vac, or a carpet vac?

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Hermit

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#12 posted 10-09-2017 11:56 AM

Thanks again everyone for the kind comments.

ChrisMc…it’s not carpet, it’s an epoxy floor. I did clean up prior to pics but with severe allergy issues I have to keep the shop clean all the time or really pay the consequences.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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Calmudgeon

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#13 posted 10-09-2017 04:29 PM

Atsa lotta cabinets! I wanted to ask, “Where’s all your STUFF?” but then I went, “Oh, yeah, in the cabinets, probably.”

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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isaac42

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#14 posted 10-12-2017 03:19 PM

Very nice! I have not built cabinets myself, but am itching to try it out. Looks like you did a great job and learned a lot.

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