Roll-around tool cabinet

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Project by DLCW posted 03-20-2011 03:41 AM 6738 views 60 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a roll-around tool cabinet that is mostly done. It has been a work in progress for the last 6 years (get a little done here and there between paying projects). The only thing left to do is put on the upper doors and some door pulls. The dark wood is bubinga. The light wood is curly maple. The 4 long drawer faces are from 1 board giving a beautiful grain match across the 4 drawers. The upper 6 drawer faces are also from 1 board. The drawer pulls are made from bloodwood with ebony inlay. The upper doors will have bubinga rails and stiles and I’m still deciding on the panel material. The panels will either have inlays of square rigged ships or 3D carvings of a square rigged ship. Eventually the drawers will be lined with forest green felt.

Like I said, it is a work in progress even though I am using it everyday.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 03:46 AM

Very nice!! Great mix of woods. Also dig the pulls…
Patience is needed for great projects.

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 03:47 AM

very nice man…....

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 03:48 AM

Obviously a work of art. Great job.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 03:48 AM

LOL, if I had something like that I would never be able to use my tools for fear that something would get dinged or dirty or out of place. Nice job, that’s a beautiful chest.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 03:52 AM

Very very cool. I like chisel organization in the drawers very nice. Good job bro.

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 03:54 AM

A wonderful cabinet, wonderful work and such fine details.
Thanks for sharing,

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

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 04:12 AM

Wow, that’s just spectacular, maturing over time like a fine wine !


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#8 posted 03-20-2011 04:15 AM

Very nice cabinet.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 04:34 AM

Wow is too small a word. Can we see some pictures of the door inlay?

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 04:38 AM

Very nice, I want to build one too.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 05:55 AM

wow, drool, wow, drool wow!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#12 posted 03-20-2011 06:02 AM

I wish My works in progress looked that GOOD , I wish My finished work looked that GOOD !! LOL. A home that tools can be proud to stay in, Beautiful piece !

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

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#13 posted 03-20-2011 06:38 AM

Flush drawers are difficult to align perfectly!!!! You did good. I’ll take one

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#14 posted 03-20-2011 07:10 AM

My that is a pretty tool cabinet. I would hate it the day that I dinged it or scatched it someway. Then again it probably wouldn’t happen because if I made a cabinet that nice it would be in the house not the shop.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 03-20-2011 07:13 AM

Oh my that is really nice. As kindling said drool, drool

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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