|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 01-19-2012 01:01 AM||9602 views||8 times favorited||105 replies|
01-19-2012 01:01 AM
NOTE: This is an old post that has popped back up because of new comments. I actually never really finished this cabinet. I built the carcass and drawers, but not the cabinet doors because it became a plane and chisel till instead. It is seen in the background in more recent videos:
Original post is below…
I’m building the ULTIMATE tool cabinet. Well… I hope it will be. I originally started this thread to get ideas from the LJ community, and this is what I cam up with… LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK…
First, it is pretty large, over 4 feet wide, 12 inches deep and almost 3 feet tall when it’s closed. It can mount on a wall, stand on some legs, or in my case, it will sit on a bench. It will be made of solid oak.
Besides the six lower drawers, it has a series of swing outs behind the two main cabinet doors. It also holds a complete set of basic planes (#3-#8, various block and smaller planes).
Behind the doors are slots for a double row of chisels, screw drivers, etc (right above the drawers). Then there are a pair of double sided swing-outs that can hold a large variety of small tools. These swing-outs are behind both drawers, holding a total of eight layers of tools. In the photos below only one side is shown opened completely.
It can hold a huge amount of tools, much more that the typical cabinet of it’s size can. The design was also created for another reason, it forces me to use a variety of skills including three types of dovetails, raides panels, various dados, etc. I plan on building it over the next three months on Blue Collar Woodworking documenting it step by step. Then I will also make plans available to those who want to make one for their own shop. Hope you keep tuned in!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”