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Project by againstthegrain posted 02-22-2011 05:50 AM 4366 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I mentioned in a previous post, recently I have been rather obsessed with shop organizing. Time is scarce, and when I go into the shop, I don’t want to have to hunt and peck for anything. When I upgraded the drill press to the Delta 20-95 20” variable speed drill press, I quickly got frustrated with running all over the shop getting various drill bits. I decided it was time to make a storage cabinet. First step was the upper cabinet. It would house most of the drill bit sets, as well as various other bits I use in the cordless drills.

Top cabinet complete, and installed . . .
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An open view, next to the drill press.
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Left side door open
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Right side door
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Next step was to build the lower storage cabinet. It would house some other bit sets, as well as larger cutters and LONGER cutters. It would also give me a table top when open to put all the removable inserts in both cabinets.

Lower cabinet installed
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Both cabinets open
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Close up of lower cabinet
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OK, so I might sound like an organizational freak . . . but for me, happiness IS an organized shop. Everything in it’s place, everything has a place. When I come in, I can just go to work. And clean up is a snap!! Happy woodworking!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 02-22-2011 06:39 AM

Hi Anchul;

I don’t know why you think your obsessed with organization. Looks about right to me. (for a machine shop) LOL

Very nice arrangement.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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againstthegrain

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 07:05 AM

Thanks buddy. I was flipping through shop photos and found one that reminded me of you . . .check it out . . .

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Every time I slide a 4×8 sheet effortlessly through the sawstop, without worry, with accuracy, I am blessed!! Ezee-feed was one of the BEST saw accessories I ever purchased Lee.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 09:05 AM

cool , cool and cool
I liked how you made the lower cabinet with drawers too
and the use of the bottoms to slide in and out will hold for generations

take care
Dennis

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steliart

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#4 posted 02-22-2011 09:10 AM

very well organized storage cabinet with some very nice ideas
thanks

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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BurningLizard

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 10:47 AM

Excellent bit cabinet I like the adjustable expandability of the shelves. I used to think all bits go in one place and all blades go in another place. But over the years this local machine or task oriented storage of accessories makes more sense.

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BigTiny

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#6 posted 02-22-2011 12:24 PM

Hi Anchul/

I especially like the multiples of the twist drills, each size with a little cut off of PVC pipe as a holder and all neatly marked.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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troyd

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 02:27 PM

looks great there buddy

-- Troy

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 02:37 PM

Hi Anchul;

I appreciate the kind words very much.

It always seems to amaze customers the first time they cut a sheet on it!

Again thank you, and it’s good to see you posting.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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mafe

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#9 posted 02-27-2011 02:47 PM

Awsome order!
This is one of those I really love.
This is high on my wishlist.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Roger

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#10 posted 01-16-2012 11:30 PM

what an awesome way to store drill bits… w/pvc cut-offs… very nice. the whole cabinet is nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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againstthegrain

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#11 posted 01-17-2012 03:46 PM

Thank you! Love an organized shop :)

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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