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Project by ianlee74 posted 04-24-2011 05:48 AM 1129 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an oldie that I thought I’d share while I’m rebuilding my shop after moving. I made this about 9 years ago when I had not more than a cheap Craftsman [death machine] contractors table saw and a belt sander. All the wood (maple?) was planed (not sure you can really call it that…) from rough cut lumber with the belt sander. Miter joints on the [hardly square] box and dowel joinery on the doors. First and last time on the dowels… The panels were made of tin and the pictures were literally created with the blood of my fingers as I hammered the holes using small nails and a hammer. I don’t recommend that technique… I cringe to look at the thing now knowing how much better it would turn out using the tools I have now but overall it turned out alright to the unknowing eye. I think it’s a nice modern twist on the oldie style. Sorry for the dirty pics. I didn’t realize the thing was so dirty until I pulled the pics off the camera.

-- Ian, Tennessee





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 06:49 AM

Even if it’s an old project, this is good inspiration. Thanks for posting.

Question: Is there any holes for ventilation?

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Serge

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ianlee74

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 03:25 PM

Thanks Serg. Good question. I forgot to mention that the back is made of pegboard to solve the problem of ventilation. Also, there is a 1/4” gap between the front and the top lid (mistake that became a feature ;)

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#3 posted 05-15-2011 07:39 PM

Looks good to me : )

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 05-16-2011 04:40 PM

Well thought, Ian. Both the pegboard and the gap should do the job. I should have thought about some ventilation from behind though! Thanks.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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