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  • bdubu commented on bdubu's instructable Small Parts Cabinet2 months ago
    Small Parts Cabinet

    Looks good to me. If I ever manage to get back to work in my workshop this fall, I still need to finish my other parts cabinets that I started building prior to purchasing a CNC machine (needless to say, I'm changing how I build these things -- using my table saw was a PITA). I decided to create a double-wide version of the one that's detailed in this instructable so that it holds twice as many drawers with a center "spine" board that splits the horizontal distance in two and therefore keeps the shelves from sagging. These double-wide units were originally intended to be placed on a large metal shelf. I don't know if I'll still do that or not as my workshop layout has changed a bit since I initially conceived the idea. When I finish building these, I'll post pics of them here.

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  • bdubu commented on bdubu's instructable Small Parts Cabinet2 months ago
    Small Parts Cabinet

    Nice job! Did using A4 sized sheets require that you modify the dimensions of the cabinet itself?

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  • bdubu commented on bdubu's instructable Small Parts Cabinet5 months ago
    Small Parts Cabinet

    That sounds like a good plan. I too have a lot of electronics parts to store. Don't overlook the utility of entering the contents of all of your drawers into a software app to make it a simple matter to locate stuff... Even just having a simple text file that you can "pipe" its contents through a "find" filter is much better than nothing... After having built a couple of these units--one for my son and the other for myself--I decided to "double" any new units I build so that each unit is more or less like two of these smaller ones side-by-side (but with only one vertical board in the center that is slotted on both sides). I cut all of the boards for three or four of these new units and then got sidetracked and never assembled them. :( Your comment has me th...

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    That sounds like a good plan. I too have a lot of electronics parts to store. Don't overlook the utility of entering the contents of all of your drawers into a software app to make it a simple matter to locate stuff... Even just having a simple text file that you can "pipe" its contents through a "find" filter is much better than nothing... After having built a couple of these units--one for my son and the other for myself--I decided to "double" any new units I build so that each unit is more or less like two of these smaller ones side-by-side (but with only one vertical board in the center that is slotted on both sides). I cut all of the boards for three or four of these new units and then got sidetracked and never assembled them. :( Your comment has me thinking about finishing these, so thanks for the reminder in addition to the compliments. Best of luck on your project!

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