|Project by RandyMarine||posted 07-16-2010 03:27 AM||2088 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
One more shop organizational project done…All comments and observations welcome.
I built this to hold most of what I need for my table saw. I own some good blades and some not so good blades. This cabinet lets me store up to 12 blades, my dado stack, all my throat plates, my Incra Miter 1000HD, my blade cleaners, splitter, and push sticks and blocks in a very compact area.
This is the first time I have built any kind of cabinet…this goes with my motto build and perfect in the shop first! I want to build new cabinets for my kitchen with the Black Walnut I just cut down and milled for my neighbors yard (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34214) or my wood gloat. I have not attempted anything like this before so I wanted to make something that would be useful and allow me to make some mistakes.
I have seen a few of these cabinets online and in magazines. It seemed easy enough and allowed me to jump right in.
I used some scrap 3/4” Birch plywood and 4/4” Pine for the parts.
As far as finish is concerned, I used 5 coats of stain and 3 coats of Poly. I secured it to the wall with french cleats.
I am very happy with the build and learned some valuable lessons…
1) Sheet goods are very easy to sand through the veneer.
2) I think I should use pre-stain on all projects to prevent blotching (I am not that good at finish yet).
3)Adequate spacing based on the human hand not electronic components, for moving parts.
-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.