Hanging Tool Cabinet

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Project by WoodScrap posted 491 days ago 8381 views 100 times favorited 35 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 491 days ago

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

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#2 posted 491 days ago

serious handtool envy

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#3 posted 491 days ago

very nice, love the way you display your Tools !

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#4 posted 491 days ago

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

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#5 posted 491 days ago

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

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 491 days ago

nice job

-- Joel

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#7 posted 491 days ago

Nice: This is next on my to do list.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 491 days ago

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

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Great job.
I bet it ages beautifully.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#10 posted 491 days ago

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 491 days ago

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 491 days ago

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

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#13 posted 491 days ago

Very Nice

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#14 posted 491 days ago

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 491 days ago

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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