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Moroubian Tool Cabinet – Completed

I created the first rendering of my new workbench in 2014. For several years, the workbench design was just a thought. Now it is finally completed and it looks great and works great. This week I applied paint and shellac to the tool cabinet for my workbench and tucked it into place and stood back and admired what has been accomplished. After more than three decades of woodworking, I finally have a proper workbench. The tool cabinet was the final piece to this puzzle and now the workbench is finished. Since my last update, I have worked mostly on fitting and attaching the drawer fronts for the front side of the bench. This is simply a process involving a lot of patience as I make repeated trips to the table saw to trim minute amounts of wood from the length and width of each front. These are the same steps taken in my last update, so I won’t repeat it here except to say just like everything with this project, repetition has lead to more …

A Moroubian Tool Cabinet, Part 3

I want you guys to know that I have been doing some serious woodworking the past three weekends. No SketchUp (well, not much) – all woodworking. Except for cutting the grass and painting my garage doors; going to church. I guess it has been mostly woodworking on the weekends. Like most of the day woodworking; as in woodworking in the morning, eating lunch and then more woodworking after lunch (oh, and there is the all important weekend nap – I did that too). It has been a long time since I have had this much shop time. It felt good, like I was a woodworking spider monkey. And I’m getting to that phase of construction where the project gets exciting which is pretty cool. I ended the last post in this series with the front drawers for my workbench tool cabinet installed minus what I call their drawer faces. In this post, I’ll simply repeat the same process for the drawers accessed from the opposite side of the workbench. And then add some handsome quarter-sawn …

A Moroubian Tool Cabinet, Part 2

I have to tell you there are some super exciting things going on at Jeff Branch Woodworking. So exciting that my workshop has been neglected. I have two woodworking plans underway with one being for a nationally known woodworker. And there is an additional thing in the works which may mean that I will build a second Moroubian workbench. Cool stuff for sure and again, EXCITING. Most recently, I have been back in my workshop making definite progress on the Moroubian tool cabinet. I am building drawers (there will be 12 of them) and after some considerable thought, I zeroed in on the joinery for the drawers which will be simple yet durable. Simple and durable = good. I recently purchased a Katz-Moses dovetail guide which means I am looking for a project to try out this accessory; but it won’t be with my Moroubian tool cabinet. But I did give hand cut dovetails serious consideration. Years ago, I upgraded my master bath cabinets. I re-built the doors and drawers and added bracket feet to …