Tool Cabinet

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Project by Bsmith posted 1280 days ago 3009 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 1280 days ago

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 1280 days ago

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 1280 days ago

Nice looking cabinet and wood planes.

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

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Glen Peterson

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#4 posted 1280 days ago

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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#5 posted 1280 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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Stephen Mines

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#6 posted 1280 days ago

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

-- Stephen Mines (

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#7 posted 1280 days ago

Wow! That’s some nice looking pallet wood.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 1280 days ago

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.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 1280 days ago

love it.

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

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#10 posted 1280 days ago

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 1280 days ago

Great job I love the doors!

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

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#12 posted 1280 days ago

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 1280 days ago

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 1279 days ago

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 1279 days ago

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!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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