|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 01-19-2014 04:53 AM||3289 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
Lately I have been trying to use up the wood I have on hand. In my storage shed, I have several pieces of 1/2 inch CDX plywood and some 1/4 inch stuff left over from other projects.
I gathered up what I could find and built this tool storage cabinet. It is not very big, but it will work nicely for me.
The cabinet top and bottom are both 1 inch thick, the result of laminating two pieces of the 1/2 inch ply together.
The sides are 3/4 plywood. The drawers are actually mostly trays consisting of a single piece of 1/4 inch ply with a piece of 5/8 dowel glued in the center to keep the saw blades from shifting around.
The top drawer actually has sides so I can store a thin rip jig, feather board, blade changing tools, etc.
The other big drawer is used to store the dado set.
To cut the dadoes in the sides, I set up the dado set and used my recently modified table saw sled to make the cuts. The Kreg precision measuring system worked great for repeating the cuts. After the first one was cut, I simply reset the stop 1 1/2 inches closer to the blade.
The drawer fronts were cut from a piece of 1/2 Baltic birch.
I must admit, it is not very pretty, but it is functional and that was my goal. And I have a little less scrap wood to deal with. :-)
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas