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Picture of Edward Kitner
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Larry Buchan's acquition of that nice old watch cabinet gave me the idea of building one on a smaller frame.
This is my attempt, made from some left over butternut and plywood.
It holds 35 p/w's or accessories
What do you think?
to big?
To small?
Any ideas?
 
Picture of Edward Kitner
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Picture of James H. Miller
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looks great to me.
 
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Picture of Lindell V. Riddle
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Beautiful workmanship Ed, my appreciation goes out to people like you who can turn pieces of leftover lumber into something truly unique and worthwhile.

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Picture of Edward Kitner
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James, Lindell, thanks.
I plan on building another out of a more fitting wood, maybe cherry or red oak.
I have 3 changes I plan on making to the next one.
I am looking for some ideas,recommendations, changes.
 
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Picture of Dr. Debbie Irvine
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Ed,

Very nice work!

Debbie

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Picture of Brian C.
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Hi Ed,
Nice job on the cabinet. On the next one, you might try and put a fancy top piece on it, and maybe a lock on the door.
Brian C.
 
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Picture of Tom Brown
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Nice cabinet. One other idea might be a drawer under the cabinet to hold chains, keys etc.

Tom
 
Picture of Edward Kitner
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Brian, it does have a lock on it. But that is one of the things I would replace, I didn't like the set up for the lock.
I had thought about some eye candy but this one was built as a reference (plain jane.)

Tom, a draw within the case would be a good idea.

What about the size, to big, to small?
 
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Ed-I love playing with wood myself,and I'm pretty good at copying anything I can get a good look at.

My problem seems to be yours;I lack a good enough imagination to build something I'm satified with from scratch-I always want to improve it later. I see something better...and wish I'd done it that way.

Here's what I do now-search the internet for pic's of what you're looking for and get all the ideas you like-put them together and create your masterpiece.
When yer done please post it so I can copy it,OK? Thanks-!


Marty
 
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Picture of David Abbe
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I went through the same quandry. Lacking major woodworking training, I drew up a 32" High x 20" wide cabinet with a 6" deep display section and a 14" deep glass enclosed sloping storage space above a pull out drawer and shelf (for putting stuff while fiddling if I hung it on a wall).

 
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Picture of David Abbe
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The cabinetmaker who did our Kitchen and Bathrooms made it. I think I could actually produce these for sale if there was enough interest. The green felt lining is used pool table felt that a local recovering guy gives me for free. Used P/T felt is nice because with a little vacuuming, it is very low lint level.

 
Picture of Edward Kitner
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David,
Very nice cabinet and with lots of room.
It looks like you need another, maybe a floor model with more drawers.
I had thought about a felt backing in green, red or blue, but went with the black paint job on my first try.
 
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Dave,
That sloping drawer is something I'd never have the imagination to think up, and those two little sliding drawers under it really make it something a guy can use-it looks good and it's practical.

The window glass on the bottom is a nice touch,too...You say you lack training? I think it's harder to draw up the plans for something like this than actually building it.

Very nice...If I get that many pockets,I'll copy it and post a pic'!!


Marty
 
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