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Project by KimAccurso posted 09-05-2018 11:40 AM 2208 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished the project in the first 2 photos. It’s a set of drawers for all my sandpapers – which were previously dumped in a disorganized mess in a couple of cardboard boxes. Longer drawers are for sheets and shorter ones are for ROS rounds. I plan to use a label maker to label for grits. I made enough drawers to also house sanding sponges, and other little things I use as helpers for sanding small parts. It’s poplar and this board I found at HD had a cool spalt or whatever it is in the grain. The case is 3/4” and drawers are 1/2”. The long set of drawers have a couple coats of water based poly and a coat of wax but I haven’t finished the other drawers yet. Drawers ride on wood slides – dadoes are routed in to sides of drawers, corners of case and drawers are mitered. The second project I did last winter. It’s from Woodsmith Plans Rotary Tool Cabinet. I did this using ‘what was on hand at the time’ so it’s made of ply and pine. I didn’t do the swing out arm as I didn’t have a need for it (and mine is not quite as nice as theirs LOL). And yes, those are eye bolts for the handles. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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majuvla

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 11:45 AM

So beautiful and practical stuff for shop organisation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 11:49 AM

loving the Dremel cabinet most ….. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 12:19 PM

Kim that is a smart idea and good looking cabinet for sand paper.
Nice work on it!!. I made mine for quarter sheets for my finishing sander.
It sure is nice getting the paper you need without shuffling through packs of it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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TomGrin

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 01:04 PM

Great job as always! You will love having the paper organized. Great router cabinet too. I need to build one.

-- Lets make some sawdust. Tom

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swirt

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 01:33 PM

Looks like great additions to the shop.

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

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 02:06 PM

Somebody has a LOT of sanding supplies. If you can fill that up, you definitely need something like that to separate and store it all.

That case for Dremel tools, and accessories is inspired. I used eyebolts as handles once and caught a lot of grief from a few guys I know. I thought they were very practical for shop furniture.

2 well made projects with practical uses in the shop, hard to beat that. Nice job Kim, and thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 09-05-2018 03:04 PM

Stellar job on the build and layout of the projects….Very nicely done….I like building shop projects and shop furniture….You never can have enough storage in a shop, and these will make a fine addition to yours…..!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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EarlS

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#8 posted 09-05-2018 05:26 PM

Good looking shop cabinets. I need to spend some time making a few cabinets like these to get things properly stored. Now I can look at yours and figure out what I need mine to include.

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

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Joe

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#9 posted 09-05-2018 10:26 PM

Great projects that will organize your shop, Thanks for inspiring

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

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KimAccurso

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#10 posted 09-05-2018 10:35 PM



Somebody has a LOT of sanding supplies. If you can fill that up, you definitely need something like that to separate and store it all.

That case for Dremel tools, and accessories is inspired. I used eyebolts as handles once and caught a lot of grief from a few guys I know. I thought they were very practical for shop furniture.

2 well made projects with practical uses in the shop, hard to beat that. Nice job Kim, and thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN


Thanks, Steve – it’s definitely not full but surely will be now that I know I have the space :) Look up dremel storage or rotary tool storage on woodsmith or even pinterest and you’ll find this project. It’s easy and is really fine in ply or pine though the plan called for maple. and I agree about the eyebolts – especially when you have many of them but can’t remember why you bought them!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#11 posted 09-05-2018 10:42 PM

thanks everyone! Aren’t shop projects a favorite of all of ours? Means you get to do whatever you want, whatever you need, however you see fit to build it! A friend commissioned me to build another box of baby toys and rattles and I just couldn’t stand the messy cardboard boxes full of sandpaper anymore so that’s how the set of drawers came to be. :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Markslawes

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#12 posted 09-06-2018 10:03 AM

I love the Drawer Cabinet Kim, really professional. Well done.

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 09-06-2018 12:56 PM

Kim, those are to great projects. I especially like the Dremel cabinet. I only wish I had room for that instead of everything stuffed in a case.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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therealSteveN

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#14 posted 09-08-2018 03:50 AM

Kim, just doubled back to say Congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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