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04-08-2013 08:31 PM

Three hours ago I never even heard of one (saw till) never mind seeing any…

Unfortunatly I wont be able to say which thread I saw it in because I sometimes skip way back to see older threads…

Once I saw what it was I already knew where it was going…

It took about 1 1/2 hrs to dig out wood to build it with, I never keep scraps with any project in mind its just so hard to through them away…

I’m so happy I saw that thread because I didnt have a clue where I would put them.

Update…Made the till wider so it can hold more saws, from 9 to 13 now…

Still have to taper the sides but right now it good enough.

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 09:18 PM

Looks good! That should keep them in place until you get a few more saws! Nice lamp shade, too.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 09:52 PM

Gotta make me one soon, have 10+ saws laying around that need a dedicated home

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 09:54 PM

next stop tool chest !

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 11:43 PM

Little update, new till pic in first post…

I’ll take a brighter photo later on when its actually done.

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 02:59 PM

It seems that I’m going to wind up changing the Till into handtool storage…

I added a till for my bench and block planes and in the middle there will be a cabinet for the other handtools as I add to my capabilities…

Two sets of shelves gave their lives for this project, lol.

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 08:49 PM

Its coming along nicely so far, I’m actually suprised because everything else I’ve ever build was basicly through away stuff…

Because its that lowes edge glued stuff, I now have enough good size scraps that I’ll spend a while glueing up some larger boards so I can finish (for the time being) tommorow…

Someday I may make up doors and face frame if I ever need more storage.

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#7 posted 04-12-2013 01:06 AM

It turns out with some future face frame modifactions my machiniest tool box fits nicely…

Since its not fully tied in to the wall as it will be I’m doing a test…

I’ve placed 190 lbs of plates to stress it, I did move anything of value out of its path…

I guess I leave it for a day or so and every once in a while I’m sure I’ll try to pull it down.

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 07:12 PM

Bit of an update…

Today I put the wood along the top (I have no idea what its called), and it passed its stress test…

And yes almost every time I walked into the room I tried to tear it off the wall using different angles and locations, its plenty solid…

Im not sure but this weekend I may make the face frame and doors, so far I have used enough scaveneged materials that currently I have spent $35 or so.

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 07:35 PM

It’s a saw till on steroids! Looking fine, love the mitre boxes. Need to post those in the Mitre Box of your Dreams thread!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 07:37 PM

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#11 posted 04-13-2013 07:15 PM

Well for now its pretty much finished, I’m definitly happy with it…

At some point I’ll probable replace the screws with dowels and apply a finish…

I still may someday put doors on the center cabinet…

I feel pretty lucky I was able to get this far along then I remembered another bundle of wood I had saved…

When its all done I’ll post a final pic in my first post, Its gonna be awhile though.

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#12 posted 04-14-2013 12:34 AM

Apparently I have a habit of lieing…

I cleaned up in my room, vacumed put stuff away, I stood staring at it about an hour, which is a bad habit of mine so I just continued on…

I think the right side of the cabinet will be used for marking and measuring tools when I have some better ones and the bottoms of both will be for planes other than bench…

The bad part is I’m tired because I didnt bother sleeping 2 days on this project because I couldent stop thinking about it.

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#13 posted 04-17-2013 11:24 PM

Well its pretty much finished for now…

I pulled the machinist toolbox down because I just couldent get over how unbalanced it looked…

I havent used it yet but there is something I have wanted for a while in this pic but I just couldent get over the cost…

I received it yesterday and I’m really looking foward to using it, I may make my first review because of it.

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#14 posted 05-26-2013 02:54 PM

Yesterday I was moving my room around again, just trying to get the wood and stuff out of my closet…

I pulled out a bunch of shelves that almost all the wood for this project came from. As I’m looking back and fourth at the cabinet and shelves they looked big enough for the doors…

The shelves had a gap in the middle and I didn’t really know how I would fill it in. They were the right height so I just had to narrow them 2 or so inches…

Still had a problem with no wood in the center of the doors, while I was looking around I found extra Mahogany just in case I screwed up the frame I made for my friends wife (posted on this site)...

So I used it, then found some hardwood to fill in the center, I still had a bit of Mahogany left so after looking for a while I did some banding to help it look like it all was planned out…

The handles are Mahogany also but the dowel is poplar (for now) the cross dowel is oak, had the springs and washers already…

The only thing I have bought is a piece of that edge glued stuff Lowes sells and some screws and nails…

There will be some refinements with the banding but for now I really don’t want to spend any money.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

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#15 posted 05-27-2013 07:55 PM

Decided today I’d mount my pliers on the left door…

Used a 2 1/2” square leg, the slots are about 30 deg. 3/4” wide, left a 1/2” along the backside. I cut a v-groove on the top and used a 5/16” oak dowel to hold them up and a thin strip in front to keep them from flopping around…

What always amazes me is how long it can take to do some things. Spent about 4-5 hrs to figure out how and to actually build it…

Happy to say it works great, THANK GOD.

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