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Modified Hand-Tool Cabinet

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Project by cdarney posted 961 days ago 3036 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to try building the Hand-Tool Cabinet featured in the April/May 2011 Woodcraft Magazine. I needed something to hold my growing collection of hand tools and measuring “stuff”. My hardware supplier didn’t have any nice walnut when I went so I made it out of cherry with tiger maple raised panels instead. When my wife saw how it was coming together she decided it was WAY too nice to hang in the garage and she wanted it upstairs instead. To make it a little more usable I added a second, adjustable, shelf to hold cookbooks and some rosewood door handles. I gave her a small set of hand tools and mounted them in the cabinet and mounted grill tools on the other side. At least it does get used for some tools. The last picture is what it SUPPOSED to look like.





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 961 days ago

Yeah, way too nice for the garage, good job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 961 days ago

Nothing wrong with the Cherry and Maple combo !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 961 days ago

Hey, I built a similar one, but mine looks like shop furniture. Yours looks like it belongs in the living room!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 961 days ago

That is a sweet build, very nice!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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shinju

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#5 posted 961 days ago

very nice like it !!... shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 961 days ago

Beautiful ,I’m with Don way to nice for shop use.Great wood combo.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kelen

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#7 posted 961 days ago

That is one awesome cabinet. Thanks for sharing.

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ScotttheSurveyor

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#8 posted 960 days ago

Verrrrry nice. The combination of the two woods looks good.

-- Angular error is proportionate to the distance run

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SPalm

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#9 posted 960 days ago

Your wood combo is one of my favorites.
And a big Ha to having the wife take it. Been there. Take it as a true compliment.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Tim

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#10 posted 219 days ago

Haha, that’s what you get for choosing such nice wood and doing such a nice job. I don’t think it’s too nice for the shop if you enjoy it though, so if you want another one make getting some more supplies part of the bargain. :)

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cdarney

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#11 posted 219 days ago

I did build another tool box but this time out of plywood. I made SURE it didn’t look too good. That way I could keep it. It’s still a nice box in the house.

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