Tool Cabinet

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Project by Bsmith posted 03-01-2011 05:48 AM 3123 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my tool cabinet. Started with some oak pallets, pulled the nails and planed everything smooth. Practiced some hand cut dove tails. Had to learn how to sharpen my chisels after that. All in all it’s not bad but should last for many years to come. Thanks to everyone else who shared their pic’s. I got a lot of good ideas here. Next project, refurbishing a dove tail saw.

-- Bryan

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 06:06 AM

You and I are going to get along just fine. Nice work. Can’t wait to see the re-furb tool.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 06:07 AM

Nice cabinet. Real character to the wood. Nice tools too! Thanks for posting / sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 06:12 AM

Nice looking cabinet and wood planes.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 06:19 AM

Very nice. I love the reuse. I was pulling nails myself tonight. I think I got a splinter for every 2 nails I pulled.

-- Glen

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 06:38 AM

Great job.
That will last a long time & looks swell!

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 06:42 AM

Too good! Gotta do the same thing meself, thanks for showing.

-- Stephen Mines (

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#7 posted 03-01-2011 07:08 AM

Wow! That’s some nice looking pallet wood.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#8 posted 03-01-2011 07:41 AM

Greetings bsmith,

Stellar job on the tool cabinet. I like the wood you used from the pallets. Sometimes you can get some really nice wood from them.. A lot of work to clean them up, but the end results are hard to beat…..Thanks for posting….. Rick.

-- " Unwanted mistakes.... are missed opportunities"......

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#9 posted 03-01-2011 07:52 AM

love it.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 03-01-2011 11:07 AM

That sure is one wonderful cabinet!
I love the color, the finish, your tools, and that it’s recycle wood.
Best thoughts,

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

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#11 posted 03-01-2011 11:47 AM

Great job I love the doors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 03-01-2011 12:44 PM

nice work on the cabinet

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

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#13 posted 03-01-2011 02:43 PM

Great work, Bsmith. It’s always good to see people who love using hand tools. The cabinet looks very nice.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 03-01-2011 03:30 PM

Man, seriously nice cabinet. I need to this in a bad way in my shop. Thanks for the post and pics. Great job

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#15 posted 03-01-2011 04:09 PM

Whenever I see what can be done with recycled wood it makes me think of all the wood that I’ve burned over the years. What a shame- some of the most beautiful wood I’ve ever seen came from “junk” wood or fire wood!

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