New tool cabinets!

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Project by jpl posted 12-08-2007 10:52 PM 3219 views 20 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally completed the new tool cabinets for my small workshop in the basement. One for planes and chisels, etc., and the other for saws, and all kinds of drill bits. Project required 2 sheets of yellow birch shop ply, some baltic birch and red oak trim. Center area for the important measuring and marking tools (with a smattering of purpleheart trim). My wife, sensing some closure to my recent hand-tool buying spree, astutely remarked that there was only one open slot for a new plane. Yes yes yes, I told her, just one more plane. Still have several slots open for hand saws, though.

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#1 posted 12-08-2007 11:28 PM

Nice! Don’t tell your wife, but I see plenty room on the left door for more tools. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 12-08-2007 11:38 PM

Beautiful job!

A very nice tool arrangement.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 12-09-2007 12:00 AM

Nice! I like whats on the inside even better than whats on the outside! Great idea leaving more room for future tools, gotta remember that one..

-- Just another woodworker

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#4 posted 12-09-2007 12:14 AM

Very nice set-up! Now you will be able to have a place for everything. Saves a lot of down time when something is missing.

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#5 posted 12-09-2007 12:26 AM

Nice work J. Those are great looking cabinets. If you have them filled up already, maybe you better make some more. I thought I saw some open wall space over there somewhere.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 12-09-2007 02:06 AM

Wow! Very nice. Organization is a wonderful thing! These will be well worth the effort you put into building them.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 12-09-2007 02:09 AM

Looking good! I especially like the arrangement of the saws. Might have to steal that idea when I re-do my cabinets.

-- Paul, Texas

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-09-2007 03:27 AM


Nice looking tool cabinet.

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Alin Dobra

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#9 posted 12-09-2007 03:41 AM


Thanks for posting this project. I’ve been postponing thinking about how to design my hand-tool cabinet for at least 6 months now. Hopefully after seeing yours I’ll get to work.

Very nice organization of the tools.


-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#10 posted 12-09-2007 03:51 AM

Looks like a great setup you got there Jpl.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 12-09-2007 04:52 AM

I see lots of room for more tools. That looks like a brand new Veritas smoother on the bench. going right a long. good looking set of cabinets.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 12-09-2007 05:15 AM

Nice touch JPL…I just finished a simular chest in my garage as well and it was a very welcome addition…the organization will save you tons of unwanted stress in the shop…these tool chest are not only functionable they should be acredited by the Heart Inst. of America for stress relief…every shop should have one. Dr. Blkcherry.

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#13 posted 12-09-2007 12:42 PM

Really nice looking tool cabinet. Makes me realize how disorganized my shop is. I guess I had better get busy :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 12-09-2007 10:44 PM

Like Alin, I too have put mine on a back burner in hopes of gathering more info. Yours is truely an inspiration. I’ve even noticed that you painted your shop walls! That’s something of a rarity here.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#15 posted 12-09-2007 11:41 PM

Great cabinets, great storage for hand tools, and great visual addition to the shop! Nicely done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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