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Project by PepeCH posted 10-14-2013 10:31 AM 1921 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi

I just finished this tool cabinet for my daughter’s workshop. She is a saddle maker.
The cabinet is made from solid pearwood, finished with a mix of tung oil and orange oil.
It is wall-mounted with a french cleat.

I tried a construction with unconventional grain on the top and bottom pieces of the box in order to avoid a frame construction. Dimensions are 300 cm x 89 cm x 13 cm (open).

Thanks for any comments.
Peter





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racerglen

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 12:11 PM

Very nice Peter ! Bet your daughter’s thrilled !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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489tad

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 12:29 PM

Yes, very nice. Interesting tools too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 01:08 PM

Switzerland is not the usual place you think of for saddlemakers, but from the looks of the tools she has
a well equipped shop. We are used to the western style, but from your location I would have to guess that
she makes the dressage style. Wonderful looking cabinet and I am sure she is enjoying it. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 02:11 PM

Very nice. Something she will appreciate every time she works on saddles.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 02:55 PM

That’s a wonderful tool box for your daughter. She has a nice collection of tools.

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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WayneC

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 03:27 PM

Outstanding. I bet it really helps to improve her productivity.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 03:35 PM

What a great set up… I’m sure she love it!

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

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 10:33 PM

Great looking tool cabinet Peter, your daughter must be very happy with it. Some very interesting looking tools used for saddle making…great job on the cabinet.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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mafe

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#9 posted 10-16-2013 02:44 PM

Truly a elegant cabinet.
Lovely tools as well.
Anyone would love to have a father like you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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