Hand Tool Cabinet

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Project by DVB posted 1324 days ago 1707 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have recently journeyed into Hand Tools and this was made to accommodate all the Hand Tools I acquired throughout the process as well as allow for some room to accommodate my new addiction. I basically put the cart before the horse…haha. Since I’ve only been woodworking for a couple years and made a few small projects before this, it was my first “major” attempt at building something of quality. I learned alot in the process and am continuing to learn the right way of doing things from folks like Shannon Rogers’ Hand Tool School (which for what it’s worth, I highly recommend) and The Wood Whisperer.

It’s made of African Mahogany and Curly Maple. The finish was the same Marc Spagnolo used in his “Pop the Grain” episode – Shellac with Transtint dye and then 3 coats of Arm-r-Seal. The shelf for the hand planes was taken from an article in Fine Woodworking.

Appreciate all comments.


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#1 posted 1324 days ago

Looks good. I’m in the throes of design on something like this at the moment myself. The maple looks great. I’m sure you’ll fill this up with all sorts of goodies as the years go by.

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#2 posted 1324 days ago

Very nicely done and not to bad looking for an old horse cart ! Your first attempt looks great and it will make all of those future tool purchases feel right at home. Great job!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

Now that is a fine looking tool cabinet. Looks like you definitely learned a few things…..

Well done and congrats on you first major attempt on building something with quality… Looks to me like you nailed it…

Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

I’m trying to get this sort of class into my shop! Looks like a fine addition to your work area and a great reminder of what’s possible when you put your mind to it.

I really like the idea of giving yourself room to expand, but I just hope you kept some of the Maple and Mahogany, tool collections have a bad habit of growing apace with your skills!

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!

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