SawDustB

Hand tool cabinet in maple

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Thanks guys! I'd really like to get this up and out of the way, so I can move on with some other organization I have planned. I'm also going to be bringing in a small lathe, so I need to clear some room to put it. I suspect the next project may end up being another tool cart.

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Sigh... There's always something a bit depressing about taking everything apart to get into finish sanding and prep. I realized there's a few things I put off, like using saw dust and glue on the dovetails. I'm hoping to start applying finish before I go back to work on Thursday.

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I agree, taking things apart after you’ve seen what it going to look like is a downer. On the plus side it’s one step closer to being done, it always seems like the small details take the most time, hardware, final sanding and assembly and finish always take longer than expected in my shop. looking real good, that’s going to be a beautiful piece!

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It took a lot longer than it should have, but I made my chisel holder. I made about half of one out of pine to prototype it, then made this from sapele. By the time I was done I think I removed 75% of the wood I started with. Still needs finish, but it's secure and fits all but a couple of specialty chisels. I drilled two Forstner bit holes, then used a small cove bit too make it fit the handle and cut the notches. Finally I had to use the router table to add the step back to make them easier to remove. I like having the guards on there, so it complicated life a bit.

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I also fit the plywood for the tall plane till and cut the little strips up for fitting those. It looks like my number 6 and 7 will just fit in their (width wise, there's lots of height). The sapele drawer front there is the start of my card scraper holder, but I'm still thinking that through. I want a more finished look than Matt had in the project for that.

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it's the small details that really finish out this great cabinet sawdust, that chisel holder is a great idea, consider that stolen. you will appreciate taking the time to get it right you're going to have that beautiful cabinet a long time, this has been a great ride, thanks!

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Thanks for the detail on the chisel holder. I swear I'm going to make a hand tool cabinet one of these days.

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33 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

Thanks for the detail on the chisel holder. I swear I'm going to make a hand tool cabinet one of these days.

I'll believe it right after I see your Roubo :D

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1 hour ago, SawDustB said:

I'll believe it right after I see your Roubo :D

I think the hand tool cabinet will come first. I need to get a new planer, and the roubo is a milling heavy project.

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2 hours ago, Chestnut said:

I think the hand tool cabinet will come first. I need to get a new planer, and the roubo is a milling heavy project.

OK, fair enough, it sure is. My #6 and I can attest to that. Putting the slabs through the bench top planer was an adventure, and I shortened mine to 6 feet.

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