Large Tool Cabinet

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Project by Norman1 posted 10-07-2012 05:29 PM 21556 views 150 times favorited 93 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tool cabinet was very much needed and very enjoyable to work on and finish. Now I can actually find the tool I need and not spend half of the day looking for my tools. I just completed the cabinet this morning and have been looking forward to posting the finished piece. I do have a little bit of room remaining for additional tools but not much and most of the drawers are already full but each has very specific purpose. I hope you enjoy the tool cabinet.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 05:35 PM

That is a big box of awesome, a fine project sir. I am envious, for sure.

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 05:37 PM

Norman, that is one beautiful tool cabinet and your tools give me goose bumps. Congratulations.

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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#3 posted 10-07-2012 05:56 PM

This my friend – is quite impressive – both the cabinet and the collection. Nicely done!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 06:09 PM

Uber nice! Curious, what is the angle of the plane till?

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 06:12 PM

excellent cabinet,and quite a nice collection of tools.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 06:32 PM

I love it ….........very, very, nice! Yes, and you have all the cool tools too!!


-- Robin Renee'

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 06:35 PM

The plane till is 22.5 degrees but I have a trick to holding the plane all in their homes. There is a additional piece of cherry that I included at the top of the cabinet that does a couple of things. Most importantly it holds all of the planes firmly in place without any concern of them tipping or slipping out.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#8 posted 10-07-2012 06:36 PM

Outstanding! Very very nicely done.

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

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#9 posted 10-07-2012 06:39 PM

Wow so much in such a confine space, great work enjoy!!

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#10 posted 10-07-2012 06:42 PM

That is a thing of beauty. Well done.

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#11 posted 10-07-2012 06:43 PM

That is a great Tool Cabinet

It should serve you well

Also a nice collection of tools.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 10-07-2012 06:45 PM

This is very beautiful and functional. My fear is that I would not be able to accomodate additions to my growing collection of hand tools. Are the inner panels on the doors and the angled section replaceable? If so, do you think it possible to make them so I could rearrange things as I add new (and sometimes old) tools?

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#13 posted 10-07-2012 06:47 PM

This is amazing! Great tool collection, great storage!

-- Jason K

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#14 posted 10-07-2012 06:49 PM

What’s the wire rope hanging down the back near the saws?

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#15 posted 10-07-2012 06:52 PM

Beautiful cabinet, worthy of the tools.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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