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Project by GMman posted 12-23-2011 09:21 PM 1767 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet I made way way back still standing.
Those were the days I had no tools to work with.
Today it would look a lot different.
But as you see it’s still doing the job.





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superstretch

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 09:42 PM

I hate to sound rude, but how long ago was that? It looks like something my wife would see and fall in love with

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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GMman

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 09:47 PM

That is not rude my friend, I made that in 1963 living in an apartment one year before we bought our house.

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superstretch

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 09:48 PM

I love the top.. what is it made of?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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GMman

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 09:54 PM

Maple 1/2” Plywood “veneer” sometime called.
I had an old hand saw, a little jig saw I had for Christmas and my father inlaw hand plane.
Stain and varnish.
It did the job for a young maried couple lol.

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 11:15 PM

Yep, still looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 11:43 PM

Wife and I decided to give it away to a young couple which made them very happy.
The machine is in perfect condition.

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 12:40 AM

Very nice. You may be technically better and possess more tools but the cabinet has a nice charm about it that would be hard to recapture.

-- Don

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#8 posted 12-24-2011 05:47 PM

That is quite an accomplishment for the tools you had. It looks fine to me, even if you had good tools and built it today!

When I was in the Navy for a couple of years, in Taiwan, late 1960’s, I built a vanity cabinet around a bathroom sink, just so we had a place to bath and change diapers for my newborn son. It was made of plywood, had a tile top to water proof it, and had doors for underneath storage. It was painted with multiple coats of enamel after filling the wood, so it had a very nice smooth finish. My only tool was a GE multitool with one motor, and a sander, drill, and jig heads. Kinda like having a portable drill with attachments. The bathroom was my shop!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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GMman

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#9 posted 12-24-2011 06:19 PM

Thanks…..Just to show that even a beginner can do most anything if he puts his mind to it.

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