|Project by Bill Akins||posted 10-30-2012 12:33 PM||8051 views||20 times favorited||18 comments|
For the last year or so I have been collecting hand tools for my shop, both old and new. As I grew weary of pulling them from their cardboard boxes I knew it was time for a cabinet. I made this after being inspired by the one made by Marc Spagnoulo, The Wood Whisperer. I made mine from red oak, dovetail corners, brass piano hinges and all the tool holders are made from red oak scraps. A few magnets were added to help secure the tools, I finished the cabinet with a mixture of shellac, denatured alocohol and BLO. I then put 2 coats of straight shellac. I pulled the peg board off, used concrete screws to attach a 2×6 and then returned the pegboard. Then I used the French cleat system to hang the cabinet into the 2×6. I have left room for a few items on my wish list. I have a 3 part video series of the cabinet build on you tube.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.