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    bigegg's Tools

    Tool chest

    Tool chest made from phenolic ply.
    Weighs about 90lbs empty.
    Full extension drawer slides.
    Drawers lined with carpet underlay.
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    Painted and lined.
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    Thanks bigegg! We've added your Toolbox to our Storage and Organization category,
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    Nice job - Any advise on working with phenolic? I made a table-saw insert once, roughed-in with a band saw and cut to final dimensions with a router, but I think I should have slowed the router down. The cut quality was fine, but I think it might have been overkill and may have heated the bit unnecessarily.

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    The only time I routed phenolic, I badly overheated (killed) the bit.
    Apart from that, my advice is: use it for what it's designed for (decking/flooring).
    Phenolic is way too heavy and expensive to use for this sort of project.
    Cabinet grade ply is cheaper, and lighter.
    I only used it here because I had it.

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    I agree on the project size for this material - my plans for it are for fittings and fixtures and tool bodies of various sorts. The largest things I can see making from phenolic is maybe infeed/outfeed extensions for my planer. Other than that, strictly small stuff like grinding jigs, cauls for pressing in guitar frets etc. I have a ton of this stuff - well, actually four sheets about 1/2" x 20" x 45", but more than I'll ever use in a lifetime.


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