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Cheap or Cheat? [member edit]



Direct link - https://youtu.be/dG7GlRzA128


Cheap or Cheat? Either way, I make the most of what I have and get a good looking cabinet for less cash! In this one I’m making the carcass for the final cabinet in the workshop makeover, a 5-drawer unit that I’m also using it as a test project for some new tools and materials. Enjoy!



I finished this cabinet with Carnauba wax from Leo at Hand-i-Craft, pick some up at Leo’s new store here - https://www.hand-i-craft.com/store-1-2

I used Finsa Fibracolour for the lipping, and Finsa Hidrofugo for the carcass; Google them for stockists, or follow @finsauk on instagram.


Other videos of interest:-


Dowel Jig Basics - https://youtu.be/zTj_hiEVfvw


Loose Tenon Basics - https://youtu.be/t86QGUn7dAI

Cabinetry Basics P1 - https://youtu.be/3N_T-YpkBCg


Money, Mouth, Mirka - https://youtu.be/5XDUWQ_Jodo


Ikea Curtain track DIY MFT - https://youtu.be/223QALIbnRc


Workshop cabinets and shelves - https://youtu.be/iaB_CL5md8U

Basic plywood boxes - https://youtu.be/li5AIXw3XPE


New to track saws? Tracksaw workshop & all tracksaw-related videos in a playlist here - http://bit.ly/TracksawWorkshop


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Handy consumables & gear:-


Note that prices fluctuate - some have risen since I made my purchases.


Triton Duo Doweller (full review coming soon) - https://amzn.to/3XzNQyF (US: nope, sorry 🤷‍♂️)


Adjustable cabinet feet - https://amzn.to/3XzQfJH (US: [similar] https://amzn.to/3Xranh6)


Benchdogs. Use offer code 10minuteworkshop at checkout for 5% discount across the board at benchdogs.co.uk


Benchdogs precision rulers (Gifted) - https://benchdogs.co.uk/collections/rulers?ref=1x_p0bagtnr


Bessey DuoKlamp - https://amzn.to/3eDz1Ig (US: https://amzn.to/3w1s1dM)


Festool lever clamp - http://amzn.to/2pOohLD (US: http://amzn.to/2pnFZIM)


Festool Midi extractor - http://amzn.to/2tCIN3Q (US: http://amzn.to/2rKNIOx)


Stainless steel graphics knife, Olfa SAC-1 - https://amzn.to/3DnWzvJ

Polyvine Polyten PVA - https://amzn.to/2EY9Dgf (US(crazy price, just for reference) https://amzn.to/2Tm7RsC)


Tongue depressors (waxing spatulas) - https://amzn.to/2zpHlp8 (US: similar) https://amzn.to/2S1QLP7)

Hultafors Talmeter tape measure - http://amzn.to/2pHwnbH (US: http://amzn.to/2oqLQc9)


Moldex 6810 in-ear defenders - https://amzn.to/2P2c5nP (US:https://amzn.to/2LgIsye)


Bahco 6” combi square - http://amzn.to/2oumhX4 (US: http://amzn.to/2ouSg9k)


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Nice cabinet Peter. I too have used strips of timber to face the edges. In particular MDF shelves which were painted white with a Rimu edge applied. Looks good and a good use of leftover materials.

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Nice simple cabinet should really be in the basic build series.

looks great with the contrasting finishes too.

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petermillard
petermillard
Feb 17, 2023
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Thanks Joe! Way too many tools used for a basic build - though a simple cabinet build is on the cards, maybe with (shudders) pocket-hole screws and dowels. 🤔

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Nice job Peter, “all gone together very nicely with no issues” 🤔 we may know differently …


One question, did you cut the drawer boxes and fronts after you had constructed the frame, the video suggested you had? Reason I ask is my first ever set of drawers I did it that way, building the frame and then measuring and cutting the drawers and I got all sorts of minor mis-alignment issues, proving that I could neither measure 100% accurately or put a pencil mark down precisely either. Sub-mm errors meant that the drawer boxes were not totally flat and I had to plane at least 1 drawer to get it to fit properly. Since its only a workshop cab…



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petermillard
petermillard
Feb 17, 2023
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Thanks Geoffrey! I haven't cut the drawer boxes yet - just the fronts, so that I could put them in place at the end to give an idea of how it would look, finished - so I'll be doing it the first way! I'm trying to do a lot in this cabinet - different materials, different drawer runners, different tools and yes, trying to keep some video back for a 'base cabinetry basics' video too! All of which means I just didn't have time to get everything cut in one hit, so I'll be making the drawer boxes over the next few days, probably. Let's hope they fit! 😂

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