Roll Around Tool Cabinet #17: After Today, What's Left? Glue and Some Screws...

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 02-21-2017 02:15 AM 1984 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Let’s see, what did I get done today?

The corbells… I had to draw the shape of the corbell. All of that was straight forward. With a photocopy of my scaled drawing, I glued it to 1/4 MDF. With my spokeshave I smoothed the curved surfaces. I had already cut four poplar blocks to the same dimensions. Since they were all the same size I used double-sided tape to hold the four parts together. Then I cut the corbell shape out on my bandsaw. Some more spokeshave sork and then the use of a sanding block and a sanding disk on my floor drill press I had the shape refined and ready for glue and fastening to the cabinet tomorrow.

I did use my table saw with a combination blade to cut the grooves in the plywood top in which I will install the breadboard end stub tenons. I worked out the distance from my tall fence to the blade with a scrap piece of plywood. I determined to get a tight fit with the scrap plywood piece. I would make necessary adjustments with my shoulder plane on the stub tenons in order to fit the stub tenons into the grooves.

I have already glued on poplar hardwood to cover the plies on the top plate. Therefore, I will make the stub tenons a tight fit into the grooves in the plywood top. Therefore, I will either hand plane the excess thickness from these hardwood strips or rip the thickness on my table saw and then hand plane to match the breadboard end widths to the width of the plywood top with the hardwood strips glued on. There is enough thickness in the hardwood strips to get these widths the same as the breadboard ends.

I also cut the 45 degree miter ends on the 3/8 poplar strips I had ripped last evening. I have cut these miter strips to their final lengths so all I have to do tomorrow is glue and clamp them on to the bottom plate. After that I will fasten the four 5 inch swivel locking casters to the underside of the bottom plate. Then it will be ready to glue and screw to the bottom of the tool cabinet.

The top plate with the breadboard ends will also be ready to glue and clamp to the tool cabinet tomorrow.

The corbel’s will be glued and rubbed fastened into place under the top plate after it is in place.

-- --- Happy Howie

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