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Wormy Chestnut Drill Bit Cabinet

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Project by Manitario posted 08-11-2013 03:42 AM 1242 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been meaning to build this project for a long time…beats having the bits laying loose in a drawer. I love the look of wormy chestnut, but it sure is difficult to work with; just wants to splinter and splinter and splinter….Wanted to do something a bit different for the interior; back is t+g pine with milk paint. Now have an excuse to buy some more bits to fill up the interior…
Finished with two coats of “Maloof” finish ie. 1/3 BLO, 1/3 turpentine and 1/3 poly.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil





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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 04:41 AM

Nice cabinet. Love the contrasting color from the finish to the milk paint. Have you given any thought to adding shelves on the blue side or will you add more bit storage there too?
Great job again!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 02:17 PM

Pretty darn neat. Now I am gonna want to do that too, except I wouldn’t have the pretty wood you have.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 03:17 PM

Nicely done—agree it sure “beats having the bits laying loose in a drawer” or as in my case some just laying loose on the bench beside my drill press. Congratulations on getting the job done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Don W

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#4 posted 08-11-2013 09:38 PM

well done. I like the chestnut. I never thought of it as that splintery though. But then, I’ve worked a lot with wenge.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Manitario

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 01:39 AM

Thanks guys; it’s fun to build shop projects. I like using “nice” wood for it, I figure if I’m going to spend more time in my shop than in the house I might as well have nice cabinets to stare at.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 03:11 AM

Great cabinet man! I also like the idea of making nice stuff for the shop.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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KOVA

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 04:04 AM

HERMOSO GABINETE Y DE UN ALEGRE ASPECTO RÚSTICO!!!!!!
TE FELICITO CARPINTERO :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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