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Project by Gibernak posted 340 days ago 2735 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Summer is over and here is what I’ve been working on. I wanted to practice cutting dovetails and I needed a new way to store my tools. So why not combine the two things.

I chose plywood, because I did not know about edge jointing when I began and it is cheaper.

I was stating to have to many tools, the old tool board could not hold all my tools any more and it was kinda disorganized.

I basically made a very big box in tree parts. Here is where I got to practice the dovetails and the drawers
I wanted to be able to take it down from the wall and move it all. And I made handles so it can be carried.

An then it took me some time to plane the inside and make holders for the tools

Behind the plane till I made a sandpaper dispenser, that explains why sandpaper is sticking out behind it. The hinge is at the top.

Cajun box Greg has not spammed us with his beautiful boxes in vain. I got inspired when I made the drawers.

chiselholder which fits in the cabinet and I can bring out to my workbench.

I don’t have allot of space so the cabinet had to hold all my tools not just woodworking tools.

The narrow centerpart is big cupboard door and I can look it in place at both sides

The other side holds my measuring tools and some miscellaneous tools

and the last part holds mainly saws.

the saw till is made with magnets. It holds them in place very well

and there is still space for more tools in the future.

all in all its a great improvement to my workshop.





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 340 days ago

Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 340 days ago

Really well done, good practical design. Dovetails are looking good!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 340 days ago

Very cool some nice personal touches to boot.

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

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 340 days ago

This is really cool. Love the drawer fronts. Very creative. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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BusterB

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#5 posted 340 days ago

Impressive… a summer well spent I have to say. The design is unique and those drawer fronts are the bee’s knees. Very nice addition to your shop.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodcox

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#6 posted 339 days ago

Nice job with your dovetails. I like that you made it portable and big enough to add more as your collection grows. Also the double compartments is a great idea.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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kdc68

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#7 posted 339 days ago

Well thought out and executed…thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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waho6o9

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#8 posted 339 days ago

Awesome work, I like the saw till with the magnets, good job.

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 339 days ago

great looking cabinet. The sculptured drawer fronts are real nice,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Mauricio

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#10 posted 339 days ago

Wow, really cool. You have some great tool holding ideas in there. I especially like the saw till. How many rare earth (I assume) magnets do you have holding each saw?

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

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Gibernak

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#11 posted 339 days ago

Thanks for the comments.
Mauricio: It is rare earth magnets and there are two holding each saw and they are 1×1 x 0.5 cm. But one bigger one could properly also work. I glued some thin aluminium over them to hold them in place, some thick veneer could work as well. I came to think of that afterwards.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 339 days ago

This tool cabinet is really nice and will make a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mafe

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#13 posted 339 days ago

Wonderful cabinet.
Love the fact you practice dovetails on ply, that’s kind of cool.
What a fine workshop and space around, looks like you walk into a greenhouse outside the door.
Love to see the family around the shop.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brit

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#14 posted 339 days ago

Well done. It look so much better than how it was before.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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SamuelP

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#15 posted 339 days ago

Nice job. I like this a lot.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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