Machinists Cabinet

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Project by CJay posted 04-19-2012 07:11 PM 1771 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made as an educational exercise in machining and batch production. All power tool construction apart from a little work with a chisel for the hinges. All shaping done on a spindle moulder, frame and panel door made with a tennoner, mortiser, and spindle moulder. Drawer finger joints done on the spindle moulder (again)

The cabinet is all oak (apart from the back panel and drawer bottom which are birch ply)

A much quicker way of working, though not as much fun with hand tools.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 07:28 PM

Very nice clean lines. I wish there was something in the picture to give this perspective… this 6” tall or 6’ tall? Either way very nice.
I am not ashamed to say that my projects are 100% hand tool free…...aside from cordless drills and palm sanders. There is a reason why electricity and motors were invented and that was so those of us who use power tools can giggle at those struggling with old fashion hand tools.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 07:30 PM

wow, that is really really really nice. No shame in power. The piece is tight as a drum. Fine job!

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 11:16 PM

That’s a very good looking cabinet.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 11:41 PM

Looks great , but what would a Machinist use this style cabinet for ?

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

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#5 posted 04-21-2012 08:35 AM

Cheers guys,
Ohwoodeye – the cabinet is 559mm high….at least according to the CAD.
Dusty – I picked a bad title. I meant that it was machine made rather than for people who use machines.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 11:50 AM

That is a beautiful cabinet and very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 04-21-2012 01:44 PM

LOL , I see what you mean. You can always go back and edit your title at any time , if you feel like it : )
Handmade or machine made , it is still a great looking project !

thanks and have a great weekend : )

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

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 05:46 PM

Which would you rather on desert isle?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 02:15 PM

Very nice. I like the idea for the front door handle opening method. Simple, effective, complimentary, subtle.

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