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11-28-2010 05:37 AM

Well, today I crunched down, sanded everything, and finally stained it. Colonial Maple is the colour.

Tommorrow, think I will put a final coat, then either a coat of Linseed oil, or Poly…

I do need to finish the door. I only stained 1 side…. Although Now that I look back, that was foolish, since I didnt do the inside of the rest of the cabinet… lol…

I do realize the side is a little bowed… I have to get access to a pipe clamp… the filler I used for the shelf, to prevent nails and such from dropping through, or getting stuck on the members, bowed it out before I nailed it…

Also, i didnt get too fancy… its merely a shop cabinet… Im sure Ill have thrown a hammer or something at it before the end of the year… lol… Ill probably bump into it… Edit: Sorry, I realized I double posted the picture… lol

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."


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#1 posted 11-28-2010 06:51 AM

Also, the lumber I used was #2 Pine, from the local Lumber Yard… the 1×2s… and the ply was 1/2 sandeply… Thinking back on it, It might have been a less than wise move to use $35 plywood for it.. when a week later they had 3/4 AC for $25… oh well, atleast it saved me some sanding…

So the grand total for this: $60… not including the knob I have to get, or the hinges I used..

I will update tommorrow, if it all goes together..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 03:20 PM

Lookin good newbie … almost time to fill it with tools !!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#3 posted 11-28-2010 05:50 PM

Thanks. Yea, I can’t wait to get this finished… since I nearly tripped head over heals on it the other day.. lol…

But yea, it should be done today… but possibly not… Family is out today, so I might be able to get some work done.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 03:28 AM

Well, they are complete… But I cant say I didnt fill the space rather quick…. Time for another cabinet.. well.. in a month or two.. lol.. once I get a nail gun… too much work hammering 100 nails into something, while trying to keep it square.. lol..

I cant say this didnt hurt either. As a direct result of being able to clear my bench, I was vacuming under the mitre saw… When I went to put it down, I managed to crush my finger between a trianglulated block of wood, and the saw… so now I have a lovely block of red wood well the edge anyway….. only its not supposed to be… lol I blaim organization.

W.o Further adeu:

To show relative size:

Either way: I like it.. I now can put my drill charger somewhere where it wont get all dusty… and my most used tools can be kept seperate from the metal working supplies/finishes/stuff I dont generally use.

I like how the door came out. I intentionally put only a second coat on the door, to provide some contrast between the door and the frame. Bear in mind, it is still drying in the photo, so it will be slightly lighter. I hung it perhaps a day early, but it was dry to the touch, only oily..

I should add, that it is 4ft tall, 2 wide, and 1ft deep. I wanted maximium space, and I didnt want to waste a foot of plywood… rather use it all..(and did, appart from several cutoffs of decent size.) It is large for my 12ftx24ft shop, but, Its not too much bigger than a standard cabinet.

I also still need to get the knob and the latch.

I didnt provide a photo, but inside, on the door, is my Planer Safety quick sheet, and all my manuals, in a pink and purple, homemade folder, both stapled to the door…

Now onto the toybox.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#5 posted 11-29-2010 11:13 PM

Lookis like a nice shop in the making newbie .. i bet the sound resonates pretty good off the foundation walls in there … dont forget the ear plugs~!!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#6 posted 11-29-2010 11:28 PM

Nice job on the shop cabinet.

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#7 posted 11-30-2010 07:19 PM

Never saw a point in spending lots of money for cabinets when you can build your own. Spend the money on tools and lumber and learn by doing it.

One thing I have learned – it doesn’t matter how good it is – it does what you want it to do and it starts you in planning the next one , and the one after that, and so on.

Good job—

-- David in Damascus, MD

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