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Project by Joe posted 01-08-2012 11:47 PM 2146 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this cabinet on Tommy Mac’s wall in his shop so being that I am tired of all my hand tools everywhere, I thought I would build one for my own. Anyway, I had some birch PW lying around and trimmed it with some walnut. I made the chisel rack removable, its 36W X 90L 8D. I really like the fact that everything is in one place vice being scattered around in different tool boxes. I left a empty space for a Bad AXe 16” tenon saw. (wish list)

-- Senior Chief





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degoose

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 11:54 PM

Well organised…

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Ben

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 11:54 PM

Nice cabinet! one change I may have made would be since the plane and chisel boards are slanted, there is wasted space behind them. they could easily be hinged to lift and have a bit more storage. Great work, my shop is in need of something along this line. It is on my shortlist between actual job projects.

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Joe

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 12:02 AM

Why didn’t I think of that. Damm good idea Ben. Now that you bring it up I will store small stuff that I don’t use much behind the chisel rack.

-- Senior Chief

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 01:04 AM

This is great Tommy would be proud.Nice job.

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 04:32 AM

That’s a great cabinet, Joe. I’m trying to build one for my hand tools, too, and you’ve given me fresh inspiration. Nice work.

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 06:36 PM

How steep is that angle the planes are on? Looks steeper than what I was planning. Or do you have a rare earth magnet behind each plane? Saw the Woodwhisperer did that on a case he built.

I have one half built, and was trying out different angles to see what worked best to hold my larger planes as well as shoulder and bullnose planes.

Looks great!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Joe

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 07:46 PM

I think it’s around 60 degrees. It’s a tad steep but it’s based off height and depth. There is enough lean for them to be secure.

-- Senior Chief

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 07:48 PM

Thanks Joe! Looks like it is more than that, but hard to tell from photos.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 01-09-2012 07:49 PM

Outstanding! and Hayoooooooge!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 01-10-2012 04:58 PM

would you like to come to my house and build me some tool cabinets? i really need them. those are very nice.

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#11 posted 01-10-2012 08:50 PM

It’s a nice cabinet. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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#12 posted 04-16-2012 05:24 PM

Nice!
I’m making the same tool cabinet! How many sheets of ply did you use? Just to save me the time of adding them up.
Thanks for sharing!
-WoodWorkingGeek

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#13 posted 05-09-2012 10:24 PM

Sorry for the delay WWG. I think I used three sheets. It calles for 1/2” for the back but I used 3/4.

-- Senior Chief

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