Machinest Cabinet

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Project by Timmie99 posted 01-03-2018 05:30 PM 1083 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is a Machinest. He asked me to build him a cabinet and told me how high he wanted it. He also wanted wheels on it to move it when he needed to. The cabinet needed to be built rugged! He said the drawers would be holding hundreds of pounds of tooling and equipment. I built it out of 3/4 plywood. Heavy duty drawer slides. I finished it with Crackle Paint. Can’t remember where I got that. I acquired that butcher-block top somewhere and it had been in storage for years waiting for just the right project. I finished that with “Rock Hard Table Top Finish.” A beautiful, high-gloss, rock hard finished surface. On the back side, I had room for a “secret storage” area. Push latches open the doors back there. My son is pretty happy with his cabinet.

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 05:34 PM

Nice! Sturdy, with lots of storage.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 07:35 PM

This is a very nice machinist cabinet and a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 01-03-2018 07:41 PM

Nice cabinet, it looks well made and sturdy. Plenty of storage and work space. You must be an expert in making drawers after this project. I’m always surprised at how much it costs to make something nice like this. Good quality drawer slides and casters are not cheap.

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 10:03 PM

Nicely done and looks great.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 01-04-2018 02:12 PM

Looks like a robust cabinet and I’m sure it will serve your son well.

Though I suspect the hinges on the back may betray your secret :^)

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

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