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Project by HillbillyShooter posted 887 days ago 6807 views 90 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I’m working on some new projects I thought I’d share some of my older, pre-LJ ones.

This is a multi-solution project I designed to fit in an unusual space by a floor/ceiling beam. It offers a perfect place to store 10” table saw blades, table saw inserts, 12” RAS and Miter Saw blades, router bits and router fence inserts, along with shop manuals for bench tools and portable tools.

Looking at the front: the left door swings up (like a Barrister bookcase) and the two orange binders hold my bench and portable tool manuals. The right section contains ten vertically stacked trays for holding 10” saw blades, with some now being doubled up to hold additional blades (separated by a 6” stabilizer). (Interesting how I just keep accumulating things.)

Looking at the bottom row in front, starting from the left is the drawer for my router fence inserts, which match different bit profiles for a saw/router fence I designed. Next, on the right are two stacked drawers with the upper for my 8” dado set and the lower for a molding head and cutters. On the right side at top you see the drawer for my table saw inserts. Below that are four trays/drawers for 12” saw blades.

The piece de resistance (IMHO) is the router bit drawers at the back and behind the area on front for the manuals, 10” blades, etc. These drawers take advantage of the design difference between the 10” blade storage and the 12” blade storage and have provided a handy, readily accessible system for storing my router bits.

My router table is incorporated in the right extension of my table saw top, below the cabinet, taking advantage of the table saw fence (and accessories for that fence).

Thanks for looking.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington





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dakremer

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#1 posted 887 days ago

thats very awesome! Sometimes making things for the shop is just as fun as making actual projects! That looks like one awesome storage cabinet! Thanks or sharing and welcome to LJs

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 887 days ago

wow that’s a ton of storage great job. You must have 500 router bits and 150 saw blades that’s great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kaschimer

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#3 posted 887 days ago

Much better than my way of organizing—hmmm spare box… toss toss toss. LOL very nice job

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 887 days ago

Very nice, I need to make nice projects like this for my shop, all my shop builds are old garbage wood, I guess I cant bring myself to make something that nice for the shop. The inside of the house is a different story.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 887 days ago

Great design for a very unique space.
You have a ton of storage built in to that piece!

-- Having fun...Eric

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woodman88

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#6 posted 887 days ago

That is awesome you don’t mind if I steal some of your design I could sure use something like that very nice

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 887 days ago

WOW!! Weeee! I wish my bedroom set looked that nice!
Got to go now…... I’m drooling!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 887 days ago

This is fantastic! Great design; super use of the space available; top-notch workmanship! Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 887 days ago

Sweet cabinet. I love organizers of any type!!!!!!!!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jeff

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#10 posted 887 days ago

that is a great design and build…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 887 days ago

Thanks to everyone for looking and to L.J. for the opportunity to share my work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 887 days ago

This is an outstanding tool cabinet. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Spoontaneous

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#13 posted 887 days ago

Purely remarkable!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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489tad

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#14 posted 887 days ago

I need that!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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datadev1

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#15 posted 887 days ago

You are obviously much better organized than I am. Great looking cabinet.

-- Rick in Myrtle Beach, SC

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