|Project by bluekingfisher||posted 10-17-2011 10:36 PM||2110 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Just finished this one so thought I would add the last of my workshop cabinets. It’ a five drawer cabinet with full extension slides to house my machine vice, grinder and metal working tools (perish the thought).
This cabinet sees the last of the laminate MDF panels I bought on the cheap from ebay.
All was going well untill I made the drawer boxes the same width as the inside measurement as the cabinet. I don’t know what I was thinking as I even measured it twice, still got it wrong, so Saturday was spent ripping down the boxes by an inch then re gluing and screwing them back together. A little insurance was used in the form of some angle bracket (recycled from my bandsaw packing crate) to ensure integrity of the drawers , so hopefully they will hold up OK.
I raided a dumpster one night last week outside a tool store while visiting for some fixings (owners permission of course) I picked up two tool display cabinets, some counter top, about 12 feet long, laminated panels and some advertising hoarding about 9 feet by 3 feet. It’s made from 1/4” thick ridgid foam with a polypropelyne face on both sides. I had no idea at the time what I would use it for. As it turned out It cut easily on the table saw, I used it for lining the drawer boxes. I thought it might protect the bottoms of the dfrawers and be easily to wipe clean. What I found as well was that being white it makes seeing tools against the back drop of the drawer bottom a lot clearer, particularly with my ailing eye sight.
As with all my carts they are all on castors, 2- 1/2” in this case. The top of the cart is double thick edged with white oak so should be able to take a bit of a ponding and easily wiped down with the laminate top. Just got to fill it with stuff I would otherwise have thrown out….not!
Most of my tools are Jet so for a little fun I gave the cart the same livery as the machines.
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