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Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2016, 04:28 PM »
Kirk,

Great job!  Very impressive.

I made one of these myself several years ago. 

Sorry, just another giggling rich American with expensive tools and no skill...    [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

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Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2016, 04:35 PM »
Wow! A funnel!!!!!
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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2016, 05:13 PM »
Kirk,

Great job!  Very impressive.

I made one of these myself several years ago. 

Sorry, just another giggling rich American with expensive tools and no skill...    [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Very nice, @Steve-Rice !  How do you like your knew-concepts fret saw?  The coping saw I have pictured is just a place holder for one in the future.    [big grin]

@ChrisK1970 , good catch on the funnel.  Makes filling the flask in the plaid sack a snap.   ;)

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2016, 05:18 PM »
Awesome. Just awesome! It's like I tell my wife....."how the heck else am I supposed to cut straight if Mr Adams isn't helping me?????"
Dark Helmet.....Remember! Evil will always triumph over good. Because good is dumb!

Offline teocaf

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2016, 05:51 PM »
Truly excellent cabinets and tools you guys...thanks for sharing.


And now... I will introduce you to what's in my shop.  Behold:
 




For those following along with this build, I will list the tools used:

4 pieces of Scotch Magic Tape of the organic variety
1 Xacto Limited Edition knife made out of molecularly enhanced aluminum with titanium triple bevel blade
1 OTT Woodpecker's Patented Square for Adhesive Products without which I would not be able to cut my tape perfectly square
and
1 third-hand metal cabinet which was found on the side of the road on trash day and which, as luck would have it, had the perfect size door to adhere the poster to.

Would love all questions and comments whereby I might describe my craftsmanship in more detail.

Offline neilc

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2016, 07:39 PM »
Jim -

I have the Knew Concepts Fret saw.  Really like it a lot.  Use it mostly for cutting pins and tails out on dovetails.  But I've also installed a metal blade in it and used it on aluminum and brass.

Highly recommended.

Offline Kev

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2016, 08:25 PM »
Wow! A funnel!!!!!
@ChrisK1970
You don't want to waste anything filling up the hip flask [wink]

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2016, 09:39 PM »
Kirk,

I have to agree with Neilc, it's the best fret saw I ever used. Tightens up very nicely.

Offline Kev

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2016, 01:32 AM »
Kirk,

I have to agree with Neilc, it's the best fret saw I ever used. Tightens up very nicely.
@Steve-Rice

I've been drooling over the Ti birdcage fretsaws. If they only made the 5" I would have grabbed it already, but the 3", 5", 8" range has me stumped (if they sold them as a discounted set I'd probably have jumped).

It'd be easy to spend thousands on the Knewconcepts web store [embarassed]

Anyone upgraded to an Elkhead handle? ... that'd really disturb @Lemwise [big grin] I'd like the idea of a handle thats a little fatter at the base for grip and control - with my big fat paws.



Offline Bohdan

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2016, 02:21 AM »

It always makes me giggle ... when people ask me why I ride an expensive bicycle when I could clearly save thousands of dollars and get the same benefit by losing one of my many extra kilos of body fat and riding a cheaper bike.

@Kev Its because with the expensive bike it's so much easier that you can save loosing those extra kilos.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2016, 09:07 AM »
Jim...
First time I've seen this post, the cabinet is great but I'm even more impressed with the time spent on the tool holders. The spoke shave rack and the awl rack jump out at me. The tool holders probably took longer than making the box. [eek] Nice job!

Offline neilc

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2016, 10:28 AM »
Kirk,

I have to agree with Neilc, it's the best fret saw I ever used. Tightens up very nicely.
@Steve-Rice

Anyone upgraded to an Elkhead handle? ... that'd really disturb @Lemwise [big grin] I'd like the idea of a handle thats a little fatter at the base for grip and control - with my big fat paws.


I have the Elkhead handle.  Beautiful and comfortable addition.  I think I went with the medium size.


Offline iamnothim

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2016, 01:30 PM »
Jim !!!!

Top shelf!
Amazing!

I am ... in awe and jealous.

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Offline Mitchewd

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2016, 10:33 PM »
Excellent job, I love it!  Keep it up!

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2016, 01:17 PM »
Where do you plug the cords in at?
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2016, 02:22 PM »
Thanks, Cheese - but I'm sure Lemwise is just having some fun with his American friends...

I got a good laugh out of it!

Offline Holmz

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2016, 08:01 PM »
Where do you plug the cords in at?

It would be funny with a Plugit.

It is a nice looking chest, both outside and in.
That is a lot of $ in planes.

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2016, 04:12 AM »
Wow @Steve-Rice

That is impressive

We don't have cabinets like that in the uk. We are too busy building sys ports for all our NAINA lol

Joking aside that's a nice cabinet and contents

Offline Kev

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2016, 05:08 AM »
Thanks, Cheese - but I'm sure Lemwise is just having some fun with his American friends...

I got a good laugh out of it!
@Lemwise doesn't even have any chisels .. just uses a really sharp shovel [wink]

Offline iamnothim

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2016, 10:50 AM »
I have to elaborate why I find this cabinet a marvel.  The stuff I have made is big with a fraction of the joints found in Jim’s cabinet.  The only small thing I made was a craftsman lamp (thread someplace) and it was far far from clean.

There are like a jillion joints with cross dividers here.  They are all square and true.  There are also a whole bunch of odd shaped small pieces of matching sizes.  Small pieces are not easy at all and end grain makes them even more difficult to come out clean.   I cringe when I have to get rid of router burn on end grain.

This piece is the product of a true craftsman.
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Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2016, 11:03 AM »
@VW MICK  and @Holmz,  Thanks for the kind words.

Much appreciated,

Steve
« Last Edit: April 16, 2016, 11:08 AM by Steve-Rice »

Offline Lemwise

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2016, 03:13 PM »
Thanks, Cheese - but I'm sure Lemwise is just having some fun with his American friends...

I got a good laugh out of it!
I was just trolling a bit  ;D

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2016, 03:16 PM »
Nice cabinet , Jim.

I sort of like the slightly modern clean take combined with the "old" tools look.

Seth

Offline iamnothim

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2016, 03:44 PM »
I was just trolling a bit  ;D

Why don't you post when, on the off chance, you have something pertinent to add to the thread.  Or start a joke thread since you havent built anything

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2016, 04:27 PM »
Please let's us not take this build thread down a rabbit hole and rather continue to focus on the project originally posted.

Peter
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Offline alkaline

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2016, 01:48 PM »
...brilliant collection, brilliant work. Congratulations.

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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2017, 07:38 PM »
I'm ashamed to say it but I just now finished the project in this old thread today.  I posted some finished pictures in the 3rd post at the top.   [embarassed]
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 08:34 PM by Jim Kirkpatrick »

Offline RobBob

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2017, 08:00 PM »
Jim, it's beautiful!  Very, very nice.  You should be proud of it.  That's a family heirloom.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Hand Tool Cabinet Build
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2017, 10:04 PM »
I'm ashamed to say it but I just now finished the project in this old thread today.  I posted some finished pictures in the 3rd post at the top.   [embarassed]

Great work - sounds like my kind of schedule.