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Project by SeaFarin posted 819 days ago 3739 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to give shout outs to fellow LJs dakotawood http://lumberjocks.com/projects/54581 and Lenny http://lumberjocks.com/projects/45904 for some helpful design ideas. It is so very nice to have all of your most commonly used tools right under the bench. This also helps me keep the bench cleaner by having a place to put tools away after or duing a project. I used cabinet grade birch plywood for the cabinet and drawer fonts and then maple and walnut for the drawer pulls. Four of name drawer pulls are my 4 grandsons, then the wife and my two daughers. It’s kinda funny how I associate a tools location with someones name. I seem to know where stuff is now!

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 819 days ago

I like it. The named pulls really do add a personal touch.

-- Chris K

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Bennie Woods

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#2 posted 819 days ago

Fantastic job SeaFarin! I really like the drawer fronts as well as the names!

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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PaulHWood

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#3 posted 819 days ago

nice, excellent idea. Making a bench is my future and storage underneath is a must

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 819 days ago

Let me guess…your wife’s name is on the drawer where your screwdrivers are stored! :-)

Nice build for sure.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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SeaFarin

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#5 posted 819 days ago

In response to the post from MT_Stringer. LOL! Did not think of that one. I was trying to get words nagging and tools in the same sentence and came up with nothing! Actually she is, in my mind the greatest! She is very supportive of my hobby endeavors. She is also responsible for my 14” Jet Bandsaw that cut out the names as last years Christmas gift!

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 819 days ago

When I bought my new tool cabinet at Harbor Freight, my wife was all for it. So, first thing we did was dedicate the top left drawer for screwdrivers. It seems that is used the most and she is always asking where the screwdrivers are…and she turns the screws around our house. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 819 days ago

The lettering style or font reminds me of the ‘48 Chevy Fleetline my Dad had when we were growing up… that was a long time ago…

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Doss

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#8 posted 819 days ago

The handles look like Fairlane or Classic Car font. Nice touch.

Looks good.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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redryder

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#9 posted 819 days ago

I have to agree. At first glance, I thought you went to the wrecking yard and took emblems off of cars. Different is always good in my book…...........

-- mike...............

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bowtie

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#10 posted 819 days ago

Very nice! Do your grandsons store lizards and frogs in” their” drawers?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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mloy365

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#11 posted 819 days ago

Fantastic job! Just finished a similar addition (not as nice as yours) to my bench yesterday. Can hardly wait to start filling. Pulls are over the top!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 818 days ago

Very nice job and a fine addition to your shop; it will serve you for years.

helluvawreck
https://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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Roger

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#13 posted 197 days ago

This is something that’s on my “bucket-list”. This makes for nice, easy access to hand tools at the bench.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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