A Hand Tool Cabinet: Finishing Touches
by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
Fertig. Finito. Terminado. The tool cabinet is finished. Well, it’s not finished finished. It’s good enough for now. I need to make drawers for the plane gallery and a few more tool holders. However, I have completed the majority of my checklist. In fact, most of my hand tools are now in the cabinet.
Since my last post, the only big item I needed to complete was the plane gallery. I made the gallery from half inch birch plywood and faced it with cherry trim. I recessed the top towards the right side with a gentle curve. Additionally, the gallery dividers curve to sit flush with the top. This allows you to easily remove items from each bay. One day, I will make drawers for the two vertical bays on the left.
Aside from the plane gallery, I built a few more tool holders. You can see them in the image below.
That’s all for now. Although, I may write one more post detailing the drawers.
I will build a Moxon vice using Bench Crafted’s hardware for my next project. So, stay tuned.
For my previous post on this project click here: Tool Holders and Interior Doors