Tool cabinet

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Project by ic3ss posted 08-23-2011 12:32 AM 4639 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Throughout my website travels on the subject of woodworking, I’ve come to admire the wall hung tool cabinets, in particular, ones that have dedicated storage for hand planes. I’ve bought a couple old planes and fully restored one, inherited another, and bought one new. I really like the cabinets that have the planes standing on end leaning into the cabinet.

This is my attempt at creating one that works for me. I didn’t really spend much time or effort on making it look pretty, but more on making it functional. I still need to install a latch of some sort to keep the doors closed. Well, it’s not pretty, a few mistakes have left some of the joinery looking like 7th grade woodshop class, but it works.

- Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 12:44 AM

It works for what you want, that is what is important. I think it looks great, a lot of thought went in to it. I bet you laid awake for a night or two planning it. I know I would.


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#2 posted 08-23-2011 01:28 AM

I like it.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 03:15 AM

Nice cabinet.

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 01:34 PM

Love it

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 05:20 PM

Sweet !!!

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 09:25 PM

looks pretty enough for my shop.

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 09:55 PM

Good work ! Looks like you’ve got those planes nicely cleaned up and tuned. I built a similar plane hutch recently that I haven’t gotten around to posting yet. I wanted it dedicated to planes, chisels and sharpening supplies and am planning another cabinet for my other older but still fine drills, braces, etc. I’m with you. I like the planes standing up and leaning into the cabinet as opposed to lying down. I am trying to decide whether to leave it open as a display of sorts or to hide them behind the door. I’m inclined to leave it without doors.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 10-07-2011 02:37 AM

Beautiful tool cabinet.

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 02:51 AM

nice box and if your anything like me your fist tool box and work bench wont be your last….....

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#10 posted 10-01-2013 02:50 PM

That came out great.

How do you like working with those piano hinges? I have a project that will call for them.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#11 posted 10-01-2013 02:59 PM

very nice!

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#12 posted 10-01-2013 03:58 PM

It’s a nice clean tool cabinet and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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