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Dry fitting the inner pannels.  They will have hardwood runners with grooves to hold movable dividers.

Dry fitting the inner pannels. They will have hardwood runners with grooves to hold movable dividers.

Preparing stock, unfinished cabinetry.  If you know you will need to add some filler pieces, make sure you attach blocking before hand to each side.

If you know you will need to add some filler pieces, make sure you attach blocking before hand to each side.

A simple miter sled with a backer board and clamp to make dados on the router table.

A simple miter sled with a backer board and clamp to make dados on the router table.

Rolling tool storage chest made from salvaged poplar boards and whatever else has been living too long in the scrap bin.

Rolling tool storage chest made from salvaged poplar boards and whatever else has been living too long in the scrap bin.

The big bench build almost done.  Still needs the benchtop and drawers.

The big bench build almost done. Still needs the benchtop and drawers.

Simple mounting cradle for dust deputy box above the shop vac.  The whole thing is on wheels and while tall, creates a minimal footprint, saving valuable floor space.  I am not a fan of plastic buckets.

Simple mounting cradle for dust deputy box above the shop vac. The whole thing is on wheels and while tall, creates a minimal footprint, saving valuable floor space. I am not a fan of plastic buckets.

Building a long, wall mounted bench.  I had to move the frame from the temporary shop to my own, not so easy when it's 9 feet long but not so hard either.

Building a long, wall mounted bench. I had to move the frame from the temporary shop to my own, not so easy when it's 9 feet long but not so hard either.

Ripping boards to width.  Once you have a reference edge, rip your parts down to rough width and wait a day or two.  This allows wood movement to occur.  Then, make your final rip cut, and finish by cutting to finished length.  Use a stop block for perfectly identical parts.

Ripping boards to width. Once you have a reference edge, rip your parts down to rough width and wait a day or two. This allows wood movement to occur. Then, make your final rip cut, and finish by cutting to finished length. Use a stop block for perfectly identical parts.

Up cycling an old counter top to make a long miter saw station with lots of storage.

Up cycling an old counter top to make a long miter saw station with lots of storage.

Fold away bench in down position.

Fold away bench in down position.

Seating the tortion box inside the frame of the bench.  Here is where taking the time to make everything perfectly square and plumb  pays off.  And it all begins with selecting good lumber.   All that was needed for this part to fit into place was a few passes with a block plane.

Seating the tortion box inside the frame of the bench. Here is where taking the time to make everything perfectly square and plumb pays off. And it all begins with selecting good lumber. All that was needed for this part to fit into place was a few passes with a block plane.

Jointing a board without a jointer.

Jointing a board without a jointer.
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