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06-05-2020 07:21 PM

Question on hinges! - 26 replies

Hey folks,Running into a problem here. I build a range hood cabinet/cover for the kitchen, and I wanted there to be an option to open it up should we ever need to do any fixing on the range hood itself. I wrongly assumed I could just use some regular hinges I had laying around. When I tried that, the bottom of the drop down lid scraped agai...

03-23-2020 11:45 PM

Can anyone help me determine my filler width for blind corner wall cab? - 40 replies

Howdy folks. On my final few cabinets for the kitchen cabinet build and I’m unsure about clearances. I have a blind corner double door wall cabinet perpendicular to a single door wall cabinet.Space is of the essence because the left cabinet (the single door one) ends at the range hood. What is the smallest filler I can get away with t...

01-07-2020 05:43 PM

Female woodworker guidance - 87 replies

Not sure if this is allowed on the forums or not (my sincerest of apologies if not, not intended). This is not likely needed for most of you skilled and older woodworkers who have been at it for decades.But for those who are just dipping their toe into the world of woodworking, and who might feel more comfortable learning from a female- (no o...

06-17-2019 09:35 PM

Kitchen Cabinet build melancholy (this is a bit long) - 7 replies

Well, I’m finally done with all the base cabinets in our kitchen. It’s taken me 3 years, but they’re built. I’ll move on to the uppers when I have the time. We’ve been living with plywood tops on most of them for a long time now and we’re very excited to finally be getting new countertops. I placed the...

05-26-2018 12:32 AM

Ridgid 4512 riving knife/spreader - 9 replies

I finally got my hands on a new (open box) Ridgid 4512 and it’s taking me forever to assemble. I am now nearing the finish line and so ready to try out this new powerful machine. Light years beyond my crappy portable craftsman ts. I am assembling the blade guard/kickback pawls, but I notice that the riving knife just pulls right out of...

04-03-2018 10:03 PM

Blum slides won't engage self close without weight in drawer - 8 replies

I’ve just finished my trash pullout kitchen cabinet, and with much fussing over Blum 563 slides (easiest glides my ass) have the drawer box installed. All worked pulling in and out. Then I attached the heavy door to the drawer box. Now it soft closes, but stops short of full close with about 3/4” to spare. I’ve tried angl...

03-19-2018 03:09 AM

Push to open for Blum soft close slides - 9 replies

I’ve seen this thread talking about the search to combine push to open with soft close slides- I’m curious if there have been any updates in the past few years and something might now be available. I feel like I’ve pored over every option online and am coming up empty. I’ve built...

05-23-2016 03:31 PM

My rails and stiles just won't fit! - 65 replies

My latest project is new kitchen cabinets for our house. I’ve run into some difficulty and I’m stuck. I just can’t seem to get the rails and stiles to fit snugly no matter how many shims I add to my router bit. I contacted the seller of the bit and he sent me a smaller bearing, saying that should fix the problem. It didnR...

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