Hanging Tool Cabinet

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Project by WoodScrap posted 03-27-2013 11:45 PM 51764 views 151 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many other woodworkers, I continue to buy new handtool as I explore new technics and try to hone my skills. As my hand tools become more expensive I thought hanging tghem on a pegboard didn’t really do them justice and they deserved a showcase. This is a tool cabinet which was featured in Fine Woodworking and designed by Jan Zoltowski. My version is 34”x48” and made of Red Oak ply primarily. As you can see it’s large. The nice thing about building a tool box this large is it gives me more excuses to buy more tools to fill it up. Trimmed with Pauduk but I decided to leave it unfinished to match the rest of my shop cabinets. I prefer the aged look.

Thanks for looking!


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 11:47 PM

Sweet set up. Looks to be full of goodies too.

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 11:53 PM

serious handtool envy

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 11:55 PM

very nice, love the way you display your Tools !

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#4 posted 03-28-2013 12:05 AM

Very nice. I want one. Of course, I need the tools to fill it first.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#5 posted 03-28-2013 01:16 AM

Rick, I love your cabinet, and a great set of hand tools!

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 03-28-2013 01:35 AM

nice job

-- Joel

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#7 posted 03-28-2013 02:47 AM

Nice: This is next on my to do list.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 03-28-2013 02:50 AM

That is so clean and beautiful. I’m in total envy.

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#9 posted 03-28-2013 03:18 AM

Great job.
I bet it ages beautifully.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 03-28-2013 03:55 AM

Awesome cabinet to show off a fine tool collection!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#11 posted 03-28-2013 04:05 AM

Great job, looks awesome and very useful. I see one of these in my future

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 03-28-2013 05:26 AM

This is outstanding. I’ve been wanting to build one recently, so I may borrow a few ideas. Looks like you’re keeping Lee Valley and Crown in business. I’m jealous of the saws in particular.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 03-28-2013 06:38 AM

Very Nice

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#14 posted 03-28-2013 08:47 AM

Rick, Great work on this very nice! Some really nice tools you have purchased…. Your right they deserve a show case! Very organized… enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 03-28-2013 12:39 PM

Now that’s not made of wood scraps, pun intended. Beautiful work. With COPD I find myself moving more to hand tools to reduce the amount of fine dust in my shop. I was fortunate enough to take a class with Garrett Hack this last weekend on making scratch stock. Everything he does is with hand tools. You’re definitely headed in that direction, in fact it looks like you are there. Thanks so much for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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