|Project by Triumph1||posted 06-24-2012 07:14 PM||5911 views||28 times favorited||25 comments|
Having a very small shop to work in, every bit of free space has to be used. I noticed all this wasted space under my Delta Unisaw and decided to utilize it for better purpose…storing hand tools to protect them from dust.
The carcass is made from 3/4” oak faced plywood. Internal supports are pine and the face frames are constructed out of poplar. Finally got to really use my Kreg pocket hole jig and man, is that thing amazing. Really speeds up the building process.
Drawers are constructed of 3/4” plywood also with 1/2” plywood bottoms. I know that seems overkill but I knew I was going to be filling the drawers with heavy objects. I used a lock rabbet joint to construct the drawers. All draw glides are full extension Accuride. The two large drawers use 26” full extensions…that is a big glide! The company I work for switched buildings and they were throwing out boxes of Accuride glides…the small drawers ride on those. Since they were smaller I designed two drawers that come out the back also. Drawer fronts are Maple that has gotten pretty chewed up by powder post beetles. A couple more years and the wood would have been useless.
The body was painted black to match the saw but the drawer fronts have been polyurethaned.
The last picture shows this mornings work. All the hand tools are in their own place. I used Kaizen Foam to give each tool its own spot. I can’t stop opening this drawer up and just staring!
Well, back to the basement. This cabinet has set me back a bit on other projects! Time to make some sawdust!
-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!