Hand Tool Cabinet - Start To Finish #6: Researching cabinet construction, design, functionality, fundamentals

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 07-01-2015 03:28 AM 1353 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am now “somewhat” confident in my dovetail methods to proceed to the next step (I think I may master dovetails by the time I’m 90, so … best to work on other things while I’m learning). I spent the last week redesigning my 2 car garage wood shop since I have a newly acquired 15” Jet Planer and 8” GeeTech jointer (HVAC redesign, machine placement, bye-bye fliptop carts, etc). Though, I still have a Rockwell/Delta 6” to use while I await 2-3 weeks for the GeeTech parts to arrive such as the crank wheels, shafts, etc that were not present on this $50 8” auction jointer.

Here is my current Amazon shopping cart:

The Complete Cabinetmaker’s Reference (Popular Woodworking) by Jeffery Piontkowski
Hardcover · Used, Good

Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (American Woodworker) by Bill Hylton

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae
Hardcover · Used, Good

Cabinets and Built-Ins: A Practical Guide to Building Professional Quality Cabinetry by Paul Levine
Hardcover · Used, Good

The Complete Woodworker’s Companion by ROGER HOLMES
Hardcover · Used, Good

Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery by Terrie Noll

Gorilla Gripper 44010 Panel Carrier by Gorilla Gripper

I will start simple cabinet design around my drill press. Since I am abolishing all fliptops in my shop, my 10” Delta drill press currently sits … somewhere with no home. It needs a mobile cabinet cart made out of simple plywood. I do not know what is the best joinery methods for cabinets. So, research is needed. This will eventually lead into making doors from breadboards, flush, frame & panel. I am pretty excited to jump into this realm :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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