|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 07-05-2015 04:30 PM||675 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-05-2015 04:30 PM
A nearby home was being gutted and renovated, and a nice set of kitchen wall cabinets, five feet worth, was put out to the curb.
I just had to figure out what to do with them.
One wall of my shop was dedicated to pipe and bar clamp storage, but mostly the space was wasted because I only ever use but maybe four, the rest just gather dust.
So, voila, a piece of 50’s architecture gets re-purposed and saved! And now, I finally have a secure, dignified place for my vintage saw collection, each awaiting restoration and sharpening. The square footage of the pegboard on which the saws previously hung will now be dedicated to extension cords and tools that were packed away, out of sight.
That’s my handsaw collection; about 48 of ‘em, including a bunch of D-8s and my new fave acquisition, a vintage Sandvik 14 point among others. The cabinets will be refinished inside and out, and I gotta say, it’s been decades since I’ve worked with blockboard. Though the shelves are nailed in, I might go for adjustable inserts and shelf clips. I have not yet decided how to configure the 36” section. Our home was built in the same approximate year as these cabinets, so it’s ‘period correct’ LOL!
I made separators for the handsaws, 1/8” stock fitted to dadoes on 5/8” centers. I can safely squeeze them together by alternating up and down, the blades do not contact one another.
Hope you like!
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