Down and Dirty Workbench Drawer

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 07-20-2013 11:45 AM 2483 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this drawer to hold my marking and measuring tools because previously the didn’t have a home. They were just sort of put here or there and it was adding to my steps every time I needed something. I wanted something that would be accessible from both sides of the bench since it’s mobile and I wanted it easily removable because sometimes I take things outside for the occasional large project.

The drawer is built from recycled drawer wood and is put together by simple rabbet and dado joints which are glued and nailed. The sliding tray is all just butt joints.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 11:53 AM

Looks alot like my drawer! And that’s what I kept in it early on, too. You’ll always have one now, congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 02:17 PM

great build,i like the idea of the drawer so you can put it out of the way or take it with you.i built awhile back a tote to do the same makes life alot easier,cause since then i’ve made myself put the pencils,tape measure, there.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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