A few days ago I showed you this cabinet being sprayed in my home-designed-and-built spray booth
Edited on Saturday, September 29, 2007, to add the following:
I have had several questions about the dimensions of this cabinet. As a result, I include the following drawing, extracted from the design information. I did not include the countertop in this drawing, as your own design could use an inset top, for example. And, getting ahead of myself: I used a regular laminated countertop, as shown in subsequent photos, with sufficient overhang to allow clamping of “stuff”:
During construction, after installing the slides and checking for fit of the drawers:
I changed the drawer design, so this cabinet would match one I made several weeks ago. As a result, the drawers in the following photos will not look like the ones in the original design rendering above.
Today I had a chance to get close to completing assembly, including installing the counter top – is it obvious I did not do the edge treatment on the glazed door? I used a door edge treatment router bit to do the drawers, but forgot to do the door… I am tempted to just redo the door, as I don’t think that doing the edge at this point will provide good results. Also missing at this point, are the (adjustable) shelf that is still in the spray room and the drawer pulls.
This photo shows the new cabinet in place, near the lathe:
This is what I mean about the missing edge profile on the door: The door looks a little blah without the profile. Plus, I still need to plug some holes on the floor, as I got overzealous with the lag screws for the casters:
The top-right corner houses a fixed shelf; its front is a hinged door that swings open from the top:
Below you can see the old cart that the new cabinet replaced – an old typing stand. The ad-hoc sharpening station has the regular Wolverine sharpening jig installed under the grinder, and the Flat Tool Sharpening & Honing Jig sitting on the shelf below. Behind the grinder and hidden from view, are markers, a container with water to cool steel, in case the heat from grinding the steel tools becomes too uncomfortable:
All that remains at this point is to transfer the grinder and the jigs to the new cabinet, and start using the new arrangement. My customer will be very happy!
Of course, projects are always lined up, waiting to be done. The following is another old, old cabinet in dire need of replacement. It contains a nice number of woodturning chisel, chucks, and other assorted woodturning stuff:
The design for this one is not yet completed. I will start work on the replacement for this cabinet soon.
Thanks for looking. Until next time, I hope you had a great week, and wish you a great weekend!