18 drawer tool cabient

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Project by Insagent posted 05-20-2013 08:03 PM 8550 views 13 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cabient to help organize the shop. I bought a book from fellow LJ sorry I can’t remeber his name but it was very helpful. I used reclaimed wood from old high school bleachers. The man in the photo is my father he is a 90 year old WW11 vetran. He’s a retired carpenter raised 12 kids driving nails.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 08:08 PM

Beautiful cabinet. And say a big thanks to your dad on Memorial day. We sure appreciate him and his buddies!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 08:14 PM

Wonderful job. I thank your father for his service to our country, We are losing all of our WWII vets and we need to treasure and honor thier contribution to our freedom.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 08:15 PM

Nice cabinet.

You’re a lucky man to still have your dad around. 12 kids, huh? That’s a feat in itself…imagine surviving that. LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 08:16 PM

That is super nice! Same from me on thanking your father for his service during WWII..loads of respect are due them.!!!
It reminds me of my Grandfather when I was a kid….. when is was photo time and my mother was taking lots of photos he would always say ” It doesn’t cost any more for me to get in the picture…. does it Barbara?”

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 08:36 PM

TWITA on Father and cabinet.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 08:43 PM

He is one reason it is called the greatest generation. People don’t realize the sacrifices ALL Americans made to support the war effort. My father was a WWII veteran, Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre. I read in my DAV magazine that they are dying at the rate of 1,000 per day. Consider how many million men and women were involved in that war.
Before I forget, those are nice cabinets. Twelve drawers would try my patience.

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 09:02 PM

thats a real beauty, lots of work, but plenty of room for tools, i also want to thank your father for his service to this country, and for the great example of raising a family working hard and making it happen…god bless his service, enjoy the cabinet…maybe post some pictures of the drawers all open full of tools…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 09:28 PM

excellent cabinet,thats what i’d like to build for my shop.i need to find a plan like that.

i’d also like to thank your father for his service.12 kids holy cow my 1 keeps my

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 05-20-2013 10:38 PM

Very nice cabinets….very nice, indeed….One can never have enough storage in the shop….Don’t worry, you’ll fill them drawers up quicker than you think…..And on your dad….I too am a vet (Viet Nam), and guys like him paved the way for the Korean and Viet Nam vets for the road ahead…..He raised 12 kids… grandpa and grandma had 13 kids…....I wonder if they knew each other……........!!!!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#10 posted 05-20-2013 11:18 PM

Beautiful cabinet.Good job.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#11 posted 05-20-2013 11:38 PM

Beautiful work space cabinet !!
Thanks for posting it and also to your Dad for his service and also on reaching the 90 year young mark !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 05-21-2013 12:00 AM

He raised 12 kids…….my grandpa and grandma had 13 kids…….I wonder if they knew each other…….lol…….....!!!!!
Doubtful Rick, mine had 15 and I heard they didn’t have time for friends,lol

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#13 posted 05-21-2013 12:53 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments about the cabient. But even a bigger thanks the nice comments about dad. He’s a great man that is really respected in the small town of Okarche, Oklahoma. I am not sure if he was more respected as a carpenter or as veteran that saw a ton of action in the war.

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#14 posted 05-21-2013 02:05 AM

Man that cabinet makes me jelous. Whats even better is the fact your 90 yr old dad who made a living doing what you now love is there to enjoy it with! Did you get one of those, junior these miters are a little off stories? lol your dad thanks for his service. My grandpa was also in WWII. I was lucky enough to hear some stories.

-- mike c

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#15 posted 05-21-2013 02:17 AM

Thanks nakedjoinery! Yes, he was very picky but he always had more more than he could handle because of it.

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