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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 06-28-2018 11:39 PM 1215 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my recent twin tablesaw build I had to deal with a mobile cabinet full of hardware that used to reside under my old TS. I had planned for this and emptied the previous corner cabinet made of cabinets I reclaimed from a closed Blockbuster. Made a list of things I wanted stored for my smaller drill press station. That took up one drawer. To the left I had just enough open space to make drawers that fit 12×18 Durham plastic parts trays I got from a closed auto shop.

Color is important here, a recent theme as I have found my memory works better when I associate something with a color. Thus the drawers for hardware nuts and bolts are gray while the cabinet framework is yellow. (no other cabinets are yellow in shop) The drill press drawer was a template for another project that I sized down and kept the stain color. The bottom panels I had from neighbors cabinet that he wanted gone. They matched, so so but this is for the shop so it is good enough.

On the far right side I have a nice 22 inch deep drawer for more wood storage of that length. Underneath is the mobile cabinet that was the primary goal to find a place for. The drawer handles are the same design as my twin tablesaw cabinet. I had made jigs to manufacture and install them so I got a 2nd chance to use them.

While I would have liked this build to be completely mobile the slope of the shop does not work with me in this particular area. I didn’t build it so it is what it is. LOL

Project cost came to $90. Had to buy contact cement and a set of 10 drawer slides for my parts bins, the others I had in stock as leftovers from other builds. Even the Formica and MDF was leftover from some build last year.

This is probably a lot of time and effort for most that use our hobby to create income. Painted cabinets, custom handles, Formica tops and such are not needed. BUT, I do not do work outside the house so I have the time and inclination to do so. Some days I cannot decide if I just like to tinker and organize the shop or actually making something for the house.

LOL

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





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Rich

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#1 posted 06-29-2018 12:32 AM

That looks awesome, Gunny. Listen, I gotta hand it to you. When you posted the rolling stump project recently, I thought to myself “how in the world can he ever top this?” Well, you’ve done it!

Nice work!

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 06-29-2018 12:52 AM

Very COOL! You sure know how to make something from good leftovers…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 01:10 AM

Nice! I wish I had your organization skills.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 06-29-2018 01:26 AM


That looks awesome, Gunny. Listen, I gotta hand it to you. When you posted the rolling stump project recently, I thought to myself “how in the world can he ever top this?” Well, you ve done it!

Nice work!

- Rich

Thanks! My next trick will be making the gate and shop doors not open into one another. Seems I outsmarted myself when I added onto the shop and moved the doors 3 feet toward the gate opening.

LOL

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

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#5 posted 06-29-2018 02:32 AM

Looks good, and fits the need. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 06-29-2018 03:21 AM


Nice! I wish I had your organization skills.

- jbay

Would you believe this started when I was a kid and played with Lego blocks? Hated having to dig through a pile to find a piece so I kept adding parts bins until every piece or grouped pieces had a bin. Have to dig up a picture from an old album.

Now if I could apply same principle to my workbenches I might have more space.

LOL

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

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majuvla

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#7 posted 06-29-2018 04:20 AM

Good organisation is a key of successful project making process – works for me pretty good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rich

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#8 posted 06-29-2018 04:55 AM

Nice! I wish I had your organization skills.

- jbay

Would you believe this started when I was a kid and played with Lego blocks?

- woodbutcherbynight

Such youngsters. Lego blocks? I grew up on Mattel Fanner 50s. I could out-draw Matt Dillon in the opening of Gunsmoke. I even got in big trouble sawing the knight from my brother’s chess set in half so I could glue it to my Mattel holster and be like Paladin.

And the young folks say: What? Who?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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jbay

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#9 posted 06-29-2018 01:19 PM


Nice! I wish I had your organization skills.

- jbay

Would you believe this started when I was a kid and played with Lego blocks? Hated having to dig through a pile to find a piece so I kept adding parts bins until every piece or grouped pieces had a bin. Have to dig up a picture from an old album.

Now if I could apply same principle to my workbenches I might have more space.

LOL

- woodbutcherbynight

Never was much of a Lego kid.
I was a Lincoln Log “home builder”
The construction site looked like my shop looks.. :>/


And the young folks say: What? Who?

- Rich


Watched many a program myself..

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EarlS

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#10 posted 06-29-2018 04:59 PM

Well done. The formica top is well worth the time and $$ to install. It will last forever and take a lot of punishment without failing. There is a lot of storage space in the drawers as well. The drawer organizers are also a great idea. Too many of my drawers have stuff piled in them making finding the item I need a pain. It also looks like the extension for the mitersaw can double as a support table for the drill press.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 06-29-2018 06:44 PM

Your level of organization inspires me.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 06-29-2018 06:50 PM

This is a very nice storage cabinet and it will serve your shop well.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#13 posted 06-29-2018 07:06 PM

Excellent job on the storage cabinet. You put a lot of thought in the design and placement of every tool. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#14 posted 06-29-2018 10:52 PM

Well Done! Great emphasis on details….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 06-30-2018 01:30 AM

Thanks for the many comments guys, really made my day!

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

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