New workbench cabinet system. 8 feet of pen blank storage.

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Project by Schimmel posted 07-18-2012 07:22 PM 6566 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed more drawers to store tools and projects so I decided to take a wall that I had some mismatched tables on and build a proper set up. What resulted was an 11 feet long workbench cabinet with 17 drawers. It is a crazy amount of storage for my little garage shop and what is most fun is the top drawers are 4 feet each and very shallow to hold pen blanks. That’s way too many pen blanks. Above it I have a 4×8 of peg board so I think I’m done for a while. Thanks for looking.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ and

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Ethan Harris

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 07:37 PM

Simply amazing and very inspiring! I hope I can build mine to have lots of storage too.

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 08:26 PM

Nice pulls. Storage is something every shop need (especially mine)..

Well done – Thank you for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 08:44 PM

You, my friend, have some pen blanks!

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

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 09:01 PM

That’s a lot of storage! Looks awesome.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 10:37 PM

Outstanding project. Well done and I’m sure it’s a welcome addition to the shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 11:44 PM

Wow, that’s a lot of storage!
And I’m guessing you like to turn pens? lol

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#7 posted 07-19-2012 12:21 AM

Really nice storage you have created. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#8 posted 07-19-2012 12:50 AM

That is AWESOME!!!! I love all the storage. I too have a garage workshop so storage is crucial. Well done!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 07-19-2012 02:43 AM

Very impressive and very organized! Well done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 07-19-2012 01:09 PM

wow my daughter will be jelous here work table is a total of 5 feet and thats with her lathe and drill press on it
are you using the arbor press to assamble your pens?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 07-19-2012 05:07 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, I do use the arbor press for assembly.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ and

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#12 posted 07-20-2012 01:03 PM

Very impressive and well thought out!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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