Another productive weekend in the garage makes me feel accomplished! I have finished the carcasses that will house my miter saw and plenty of drawers for storing all of my tools. Four lower carcasses support the entire build that are mounted to the back wall of my garage.

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Everything is even across the build and set into place. The majority of the drawer slides were put in on the lower half. Let me tell you, that was a pain to deal with. 10 screws each drawer slide makes for 240 screws to set them in place... but well worth it!

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This week, I start the process of making a total of 28 drawers for the cabinet system. This will be the most time consuming portion of the build.

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This back wall was unfinished before this project started. To keep a cleaner work area, I opted to insulate, drywall and before I mounted the right part of the cabinets, painted. I think I did a pretty good job with the drywall and tape for it being my first time tacking the project!

Yesterday afternoon when I was finishing up one of the last carcasses, I had my first real accident in the garage. As I was screwing in the last screw for the leveling system in to the plywood, the screw stripped out. My right hand was applying pressure to the board when the screw stripped. The drill spun to the right and the phillips head bit went into my thumb.

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The bit chewed into my thumb, ripping my skin and going under my finger nail. Needless to say this was a bit painful. Immediately after this happened, I broke out into a cold sweat and felt like I was going to pass out for almost two hours afterward. This put a hiccup into my progress over the weekend, but now it doesn't hurt nearly as bad.