Mobile Mortiser station and three drawer cabinet

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Project by njcraftsman posted 08-14-2010 02:55 AM 2764 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay Heres the lastest project. I needed a permanent home for my Hollow Chisel Mortiser. I had three criteria it needed to be tough, mobile, and provide storage. Made from cabinet grade maple ply, MDF, and solid poplar…all scraps I had laying around from other projects. I also was able to use some extra metal drawer sides/slides, that I had laying around the shop… still not sold on them, though they literally flew together, and seem pretty tough. Casters are from grizzly, 4” total lock type. the top is two layers of glued up mdf. two coats minwax high gloss poly. Probaly took me 6 shop hours to complete. Now I have storage for all my boring and mortising bits and stuff!!!!!

Well what do you think how’d I do??

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 03:27 AM

That looks like it will do the job.
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 03:29 AM

I like. It really looks solid. Very nice work.

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 04:42 AM

Great idea, well executed !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 11:52 AM

Looks solid and well done, should last forever. Good to have a home for that nice tool!

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

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#5 posted 08-14-2010 01:12 PM

Ken beat me to it, but it is nice when your tools finally have a home. Good job.

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#6 posted 08-14-2010 01:44 PM

Nothing wrong with that. I love those Grizzly casters.

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#7 posted 08-14-2010 03:28 PM

Looks like a nice solid functional cabinet NJ.. I would not be suprised if Rockler came knocking looking to add it to their catalogue.

Well done..


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#8 posted 08-14-2010 03:38 PM

well done .

maybe some fold down wings ,
for long rails ,
and outboard hold-up .

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#9 posted 08-14-2010 05:02 PM

Nice cabinet.

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