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Project by mosin posted 02-02-2018 04:56 PM 710 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first cabinet project… so please don’t judge too harshly.

Again, not having the space for a proper shop I don’t leave tools, vise, etc. exposed.
So I needed to make myself some sort of a table/bench/cabinet that would house my tools and serve as a tabletop work surface.

The vise is inside, and gets attached to a sheet of plywood sitting behind the cabinet. The plywood gets clamped to the cabinet lid.

This is where I do most of what I do.

Again, this was a solution I needed.

Under the lid you see a floating shelf that sits on two rails at the rear and front wall of the cabinet. The shelf has handles that I use to lift it with and re-position on the upper rails.

Knowing that I will be beating it up I distressed it before finishing.





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Mike54Ohio

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 05:00 PM

Be proud of your first cabinet-it is very well done and shows a lot of thought in the planning stages to accommodate your specific needs.

It could easily be a furniture piece in most houses-let alone a functional workbench.

Welcome to LJ’s-look forward to future projects.

-- It's only a dumb question if you ignore the correct answer

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Rick_M

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 05:27 PM

Nice, and a good idea.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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mosin

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 05:34 PM



Be proud of your first cabinet-it is very well done and shows a lot of thought in the planning stages to accommodate your specific needs.

It could easily be a furniture piece in most houses-let alone a functional workbench.

Welcome to LJ s-look forward to future projects.

- Mike54Ohio

Thank you very much.

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mosin

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#4 posted 02-02-2018 05:35 PM



Nice, and a good idea.

- Rick_M

Thank you. I thought so too. Now I am thinking of redoing it to hide the mini mill.

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#5 posted 02-02-2018 05:59 PM

not bad my friend looks like a great cabinet for what you do.and a smart idea pre distressing it,no anxiety that way fretting over that first scratch or ding.nice work.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 02-02-2018 06:01 PM

Wow, very nice!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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mosin

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#7 posted 02-02-2018 07:36 PM



not bad my friend looks like a great cabinet for what you do.and a smart idea pre distressing it,no anxiety that way fretting over that first scratch or ding.nice work.

- pottz

Yes, I actually already roughed up the lid once and applied a new coat of poly after beating it up for a while. It is due for another some time soon.

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mosin

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#8 posted 02-02-2018 07:36 PM



Wow, very nice!

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Thank you very much.

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Rick

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#9 posted 02-02-2018 08:13 PM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- I Take My Kids Everywhere! The Problem Is, They Keep Finding Their Way Back Home! (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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mosin

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#10 posted 02-02-2018 08:56 PM

thank you.

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daiku_padawan

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#11 posted 02-03-2018 03:22 AM

Looks way too nice to be called a workbench.
You really did a great job with that one.

-- ~Daniel

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mosin

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#12 posted 02-03-2018 04:27 AM



Looks way too nice to be called a workbench.
You really did a great job with that one.

- daiku_padawan

Thank you. Because of where it is it had to meet a certain criteria, so it had to be nice looking.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 02-03-2018 05:21 AM

Nice bench, and so elegant looking. Never know what was inside looking at it. Great work!

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 02-03-2018 12:44 PM

“so please don’t judge too harshly” ha ha… Your cabinet looks better than my bedroom set. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 02-03-2018 01:38 PM

You did a beautiful job on this cabinet. It’s very nice and quite particle.

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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