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  • #18321
    David Gill
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    I have not got around to making the tool chest as yet but I did get as far as producing the attached spreadsheet to summarise the length of material required per width and thickness Hope it makes sense

    Sorry I don’t think it will open up the spreadsheet ? I have not tried to add an Excel spreadsheet before

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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    #18327
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks David I just need something to open it now. 😉

    #18335
    David Gill
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    Hi Ken
    I tried to open it and it would not open is there a better way I could save it before attaching

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #18339
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Hi David and ken
    I opened cutting list up in numbers got usual error warning very readable.
    I have converted to PDF
    Makes me laugh When doing cutting list in UK you start with the Length x width x thickness.
    I was taught to say 8’x 4″x 2″
    The yanks say 2″x 4″x 8′
    It is the same for drawings UK use 1st angle projection. The Yanks 3rd angle projection. Totally opposite to one another.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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    #18344
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Mark

    #18347
    David Gill
    Participant

    Thanks Mark
    Please note I have not used the list, there could be errors in my calculation

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #18350
    jgust747
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    Hi David and ken<br> Makes me laugh When doing cutting list in UK you start with the Length x width x thickness.<br> I was taught to say 8′x 4″x 2″<br> The yanks say 2″x 4″x 8′<br> It is the same for drawings UK use 1st angle projection. The Yanks 3rd angle projection. Totally opposite to one another.

    It would be too easy if we all just used the same system. 🙂

    Dallas, Texas

    #19280
    md11toolman
    Participant

    Thanks David for posting these spreadsheets. I purchased some 4/4 White Oak at my local supplier using pad and paper calculations to determine the amount needed and I think I have enough for the box. I may have to get creative on the drawers and make them out of something fun with contrast and highlights. Your spreadsheet(s) opened automatically in NUMBERS on my Mac.
    Thanks again.

    Retired airPLANE driver. Learning a new lifestyle in woodworking is fantastic!

    #123850
    mike forbes
    Participant

    Thanks David, I love the way you broke it out by widths, makes it easy to figure out when I am shopping random widths and lengths at the lumber store. I am off to pick the material up next week.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #123851
    Jim Braun
    Participant

    For an open source alternative spreadsheet app have a look at Open Office.

    Having issues getting the link to work, the URL is http://www.openoffice.org

    Jim

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #123863
    David Gill
    Participant

    Hi Mike
    Glad you found it useful I have still not got around to making it, I do not have enough room in my garage for a stand alone tool cabinet I keep all of my tools in three cabinets under my two benches

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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