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Misc. Shop Stuff #70: Another Simple Cabinet

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-11-2019 03:39 PM 2552 reads 0 times favorited 84 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 69: A Simple Cabinet Part 70 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 71: The No 1 Stanley Odd-Jobs »

It begins anew…

For background, check here. And new build stuff could be on the OP (here) or below, so “WATCH” this blog and stay alert. ;-)

First, find some pine. Never mind the one piece had a huge stress crack in it; cut it out, joint the edges and make a good board out of it.

Those were gonna be the sides, then the second board needed attention.

Then the first one had issues…

So, new stock was chosen.

Marked and cut corners for face frame pieces.

Sized and jointed those face pieces, pulling the No. 9 mitre plane into service.

Add some square nails.

And we’re making progress!

The back of these cabinets has 1/4” T&G, so a rabbet is needed. Press the No. 78!

And celebrate the Humble #203 Clamp along the way.

Work the top and bottom plates, getting length right for the inserts before marking to proper width.

Rip pieces for door panel, rails and stiles, via RAS…

then groove w/ Stanley No.48 T&G plane.

Found the stock to be made into the upper and lower moulding.

Grain is tight and straight, as it should be.

In the Comments section below I’ve posted on cutting the mouldings, creating adjustable shelves, and working the M&T joinery for the panel door~!

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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Mauricio

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#1 posted 01-11-2019 04:25 PM

That’s coming along nicely! Nice to see your still cranking out beautiful hand work in the shop.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 01-11-2019 04:29 PM

Hi Mauricio! Thanks, and good to see you!

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

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#3 posted 01-11-2019 04:59 PM

Maur, the operative term here is crank. The man’s a machine. And good to see you as well.

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

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 05:43 PM

Good to see you to OF

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 01-11-2019 10:40 PM

You’re on a roll. Glad to see somebody is getting some shop time. This weather suchs!!

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

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#6 posted 01-12-2019 03:40 AM

Got the mended board out of clamps, flattened the face a bit.

Used a winding stick from BYo to check edge.

Jointer: the Original H&H

Ripped both boards to width, a problem with the other one: funky face split.

Glue and clamps, keep moving.

Why do I aggravate myself, right?

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

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 01-12-2019 07:13 AM

But you do do it with style dude! :-)

BTW, nice Colt clamps.

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

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#8 posted 01-12-2019 12:32 PM

Enjoying your handwork posts as usual Smitty. Makes me wish I were in better shape to do something similar. Quite a difference from using loud and dusty machinery, not to mention the advantage of not requiring a large space to accommodate all the tools.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-12-2019 06:45 PM

Progress.

Some detail later.

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

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#10 posted 01-12-2019 09:27 PM

Had to abandon one board and find a replacement, as I missed this curve.

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

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#11 posted 01-12-2019 10:04 PM

I was shocked to see that a stick eventually came along that you didn’t bend to your will. You’re a force to be reckoned with.

-- ~Tony

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#12 posted 01-13-2019 12:52 AM

That’s some good honest graft right there Smitty. The shavings on the floor say it all. My shop is in the same state. I got a full day in there today and it was great.

-- 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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#13 posted 01-13-2019 03:03 AM

Andy, your point of view is diametrically opposed to my middle grandchild! I was informed today that my shop is messy and I had better get it clean. We had just made a heart cut out using a turning saw.

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

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#14 posted 01-13-2019 05:59 AM

Need shop pics, Andy! And, more added above.

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

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#15 posted 01-13-2019 06:28 PM

Okay, all caught up with posting pics and progress above.

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

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