Tool cabinet for the metal workshop

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Project by Per Isacsson posted 06-10-2011 07:53 AM 2652 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a tool cabinet that could store all the small parts for the metal lathe end milling machine in my additional metal workshop.
The idea was that it should be a “quick and dirty” project but as it often is for me is that I tend to increase the quality of the work down the line that I see that it turns out more nice then I original thought it would.
It is made out of pine plywood and the drawers is made out of birch with button made out of Masonite. The benefit with the masonite is that it could cope with some oily tools without going bad.
The handles is made out of brass and later on I added small brass “labeling pockets”
It is all finish with a water based lacquer.
// Per

-- Per I

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 09:36 AM

nice cabinet :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing it

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 01:42 PM

From quick and dirty to amazing work! Well done!

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 01:43 PM


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 09:41 PM

This is my favoirte of your projects so far. I really, really like it. I like the drawer size, the efficiency, the pulls, everything.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 09:43 PM

Again wonderful work what do you think ? I also have a metal shop with milling machine and metal lathe and aL things nice and good ,well done. A nice shop cabinet . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-11-2011 03:45 AM

Really nice. I like the pulls.

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 04:59 AM

I like cabinets just to see the many drawer pulls .Love the old style pulls adds class

-- Grandpaj

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 02:42 PM

This a very nice tool box and is perfect for all of the tools and miscellaneous cutters and accesories that go with a lathe and mill. It will give you a lot of organization. Congratulations.

-- 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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