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Misc. Shop Stuff #69: A Simple Cabinet

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-03-2019 05:46 PM 966 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 68: Unusual SW Marking Part 69 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 70: Another Simple Cabinet »

It all started with a bit of horsing around with one of the M. Crannell moulding planes that came with the H&R half set + I got from Don Yoda over a year ago.

Found some straight grained pine and made a decent profile, then decided to rough out a simple cabinet I could nail it onto. Start with more reclaimed (old, salvaged) pine boards and rough ‘em to size.

Do some notch cuts and rabbets.

Square nail fasteners for the face, then added beadboard back and shelf cleats.

Then, get a door on this thing. M&T frame, floating panel.

Oh, and this was about the moulding, right?

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten thus far.

PROJECT POST IS HERE! Thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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putty

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#1 posted 01-03-2019 06:19 PM

Looks good Smitty, pictures are like taking a step back in time.

-- Putty

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#2 posted 01-03-2019 06:36 PM

Nice work Smitty. Did you cut rabbets/rebates before using the molding plane?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 01-03-2019 07:36 PM

My horsing around rarely results in something productive and never in the beginnings of a cool piece of furniture. Hip cats are hip.

Thank you Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 01-03-2019 10:12 PM

Back to when I used to blog and post more projects, right Putty? ;-)

Kevin, I was bad and did not remove excess material with a rabbet plane first.

Thanks Tony!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 01-03-2019 10:17 PM

Nice looking start, brand new…but yet vintage. Certainly your wheelhouse.

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#6 posted 01-03-2019 11:44 PM

Very nice.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 01-04-2019 12:20 AM

It’s probably too rustic. Paint seems like an option. Not a great one, however. Stain? Nope.

Give it time, ‘we’ll see,’ i guess.

Thanks everyone!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 01-04-2019 01:34 AM

Everything Smitty touches looks vintage. That’s a compliment.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#9 posted 01-04-2019 02:15 AM

Thank you, Bob. I appreciate that!

Bead detail on door compliments of a Crannell 3/8 beading plane (4th from the laft).

Trim: Done.

Now, latch and lock, and a finish.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 01-04-2019 04:14 AM

Excellent.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 01-04-2019 03:46 PM

I admire you working with those old hand planes Smitty and your work is always very well done, interesting and distinctive (in a positive way).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-04-2019 04:43 PM

Great to hear from you, Mike! You know, I keep saying I’m not a collector… the No. 1 way to keep that in the ‘more truthful than not’ column is to use those tools. It’s a special kind of joy, letting these planes do (again) what they were intended to do. More fun that the completed project sometimes.

Glad you like it, Tony. What’s the finish needed, you think?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 01-05-2019 08:47 PM

I love watching your shop adventures Smitty. Your love for old tools is always borne out in your work. A love which many of us also share. Great job!

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#14 posted 01-08-2019 01:38 AM

I second what Andy said Smitty. I love reading your Shop Stuff adventures.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#15 posted 01-08-2019 03:49 PM

Thanks Gents. Thinking milk paint for this cabinet. Low tech knob and surface mounted wood ‘turn latch’ to keep it closed. Blue? Green? Haven’t done red or yellow yet.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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