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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2021, 04:10:52 PM »
Looks great. Nice job 👍

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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2021, 11:14:16 PM »
That honestly looks better than the island I made my wife for the kitchen. 

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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2022, 08:46:32 AM »
Got started on another shop project yesterday. I didnít take any progress pics, but you can all imagine big pieces of plywood becoming smaller pieces of plywood. 😆

This is what I hope it will become Ö 
All measurements are suggestive only. 🙄



 



 

I traveled a bit for this plywood. Itís prefinished, 9ply plus the two birch veneers. It was worth the four hour round trip and half a tank of diesel to Asheville both for the bargain price and quality product. 

I was worried driving back up the mountain that all this would slide out the back of the truck. It is slippery!



 

This is the first time Iíve been able to give this sliding table a good workout. It really is nice to use. But being organized with a cut list is important. Taking it off and on and recalibrated can be a pain. 



 

And by dinner time, the boxes are all assembled. 



 



 

This prefinished has been nice to use so far. It didnít scratch up like I thought it would. And cleanup of glue squeeze out was a breeze. 

Today I will edge the boxes and maybe even get the bases in place?
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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2022, 09:37:16 AM »
This looks nice. One of these days I may have enough shop space to organize the space :)

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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2022, 09:27:30 PM »
Itís been a while since I spent 12 hours straight woodworking.
But I got all the boxes edged out and sanded. The base has been set along with the bottom boxes. I even got a first coat of finish on the top!  Iím beat.

This is a piece of butcher block that I scrounged a while back. Ripping and re-sawing this makes quick work of making edging strips.





 



 



Everything goes through the sander. Ended up with about 250 lineal feet by 1/4Ē thick.




 

All the boxes edged. BTW, 16 gauge brads will not shoot through an 18 gauge Brad nailer no matter how much you swear at it. 🙄



 

Canít see it, but I made up a 2x4 base. I ripped the 2ís nice and square then just screws them together on 16Ē centers.



 

The top is 13í long and 1 1/2Ē thick. This was some more of the BB I bought as remnants. This is Brazilian Cherry. That top is HEAVY. I bought it at 16í x 27Ē x 1 1/2Ē. I bet it weighed 500 pounds.  



 

Anyway. Iím tired.
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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2022, 09:58:36 PM »
Looks great! Good job 👍 

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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2022, 11:00:10 PM »
That does not look like any shop I have been in. That looks great.

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2022, 02:23:18 PM »

I took advantage of being caught up with work to finish these shop projects. 
Almost one year ago I started this little bench and here we are, finally, with it done. Well, almost. 😆
Just need to put a finish on it. 



 

And the big cubby cabinet is getting close, too. The doors and drawers are done!



 


A sharp eye might notice the walnut on this cabinet front is European Walnut. Not our Black Walnut. 
Thatís what I had available in enough matching quantity and thickness from my butcher block remnants pile. The cabinet still needs some sort of top moulding or crown. Iíll get to it someday. 🙄

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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2022, 09:53:55 PM »
The bench and cabinets look great and so does your shop......but I don't see any sawdust or cobwebs.  Ya want me to send ya some? :D :D :D
Larry, making useful and beautiful things out of the most environmental friendly material on the planet.

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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2022, 10:57:47 PM »
Well, Iím ashamed to say that Iíve been working with 2x4 assembly tables and plywood sheets on a pair of saw horses for a workbench. This is inspiring.
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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2022, 08:02:33 AM »
You are amazing.
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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2022, 03:40:50 PM »
All measurements are suggestive only. 🙄
To me this statement sounds like seat of the pants carpentry!
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2022, 05:41:16 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, guys. 

GAB, these pencil drawings really are just a way for me to get started. Itís kind of hard for me to stick to a hard plan. These are just  mostly plywood cabinets, so I needed a cut list. 
But with furniture like the little bench, I usually design-on-the-fly.  Especially if I am using a natural edged piece. 
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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2022, 09:45:19 PM »
This oneís quick. Another workbench. 
I really like these flat files. 



 

The topís about 6 foot long and 50Ē wide. 




 

Here are some bolsters that I used to both attach the top to the cabinets and raise it to the same level as the bench next to it. They are attached to the cabinet top with threaded dowel bolts. 

Tomorrow, I will make some angle iron brackets to connect the top to the bolsters. 




 


And my favorite drawer. 😊 there are all kinds of ideas in there waiting to be discovered. 




 
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Re: Shop furniture
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2022, 08:24:09 AM »
Look like old drawing cabinets, back before CAD days.  Good use of the flat cabinets, I was wondering what you'd store in so many of them.  I guess you could store hardware there too.

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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2022, 10:35:51 AM »
These are perfect for the work that I do. I use lots of sheet cork in various thickness along with fiber material that comes in sheets. These are great for storing that along with patterns, materials, etc. 

I used to store my hand tools in them, too. But recently picked up a tool box for all of that. 

And a couple of drawers for my clicker press dies. There are some of these cabinets that are only 37Ē wide and Iíve been on the hunt for a couple of them. 



 
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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2022, 11:24:34 AM »
Your flat file storage is outstanding and the nice top makes them even more useful.  Wish I had a couple....and enough room for them! :D
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« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2022, 10:17:26 AM »
I thought I was organized...until metalspinner came along :D I'm not even close to him! 
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« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2022, 11:04:06 AM »
Itís great to be organized until you start working and need to get every tool out to do the project then you have to put everything back. One plus of being organized is you do know where your tools and supplies are

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« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2022, 02:29:22 PM »
I manufacture about 40 different products for a music accessories company.
Each of these products requires patterns, molds, forms, tools, bits and pieces to aid assembly, etc.
So, for each of these products, I have  created ďjob boxesĒ that contain all of those items necessary to produce a run of products through different stages of completion. That way, I donít have to go run down a 5/16Ē nut driver for instance. Itís already in the job box. And three of these boxes might contain a 5/16Ē nut driver.

Thatís what this big cabinet is for with all these boxes.


 

Here is a close up of four boxes used for one model we call the ďVintage Tone.Ē



 

Some tools are generic and used across most of the products and they may get a special box.

The only tools that never leave my bench is this little knife and file.



  
I do what the little voices in my wife's head tell me to do.


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