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Oak Rib Tool Cabinet

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Project by JRL posted 1082 days ago 1275 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some may recognize the oak rib and re-used poplar flooring from an oak rib chest I blogged a couple weeks ago.
Same wood, same caul and clamp construction.
It’s a rite of passage to build your own cabinet as a woodworker. Besides, I prefer these dimensions.
The only innovation I attempted was the clamp rack construction on the cabinet’s back side. When the cabinet is in placed against the wall, these teeth-like hooks leave enough clearance to finagle the clamps in and out. The idea has worked well so far—an answer to limited shop space.
Final note: No picture, but the door gap is now resolved

-- Jay in Changsha





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1081 days ago

It’s a nice looking tool cabinet.

-- 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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Chris

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#2 posted 1081 days ago

The cabinet is nice, and I very much like the clamp hanging arrangement. What’s even more sweet is your workspace – even tho you indicate it’s small it’s wonderfully naturally lit with what look to be great floors.

Look forward to your posts from the other side of the world!

-- Chris

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Don W

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#3 posted 1080 days ago

I liked the way you alsoused the back. I’m short on wall space in my shop, and that’s a great idea. The cabinet came out well too.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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