Dual Miter Saw station #5: Attaching the face frame

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Blog entry by Tooch posted 10-25-2016 01:08 AM 1956 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Prep for face frame, attaching the saw Part 5 of Dual Miter Saw station series Part 6: Making/attaching the doors »

I have been trying to make progress on getting the face frame attached so that I can begin the doors and drawers. Unfortunately, it has gone slower than usual, which is why there has been such a long time between posts. I have compared this process to the Johnny Cash song “One Piece at a Time”, because on most days that was all I was able to do… One piece at a time.

Anywho, the process was pretty straightforward: Cut pieces, glue, nail gun, pocket holes from the back.

I wanted to make sure that where 2 of the cabinets met, I made the piece double wide and notched out the necessary profile. My thought was that fewer pieces would make it more structurally sound.

On the open section where the Oneida dust bucket sits, the frame would have been fairly thin, so I attached this decorative corbel to dress it up a bit.

After getting all the pieces attached, I enlisted some help from one of my more trusted students to help me stain. Special thanks to Kordale for the help!

I know this is overkill, but in addition to glue and nails, I also planned to use pocket holes to hold it on, nice and snug.

With the frame finally finished, I have my eyes set on making the doors for the lower cabinets.

Thanks for looking, as always comme ts/tips/suggestions are welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 01:41 AM

That would be a great setup to have. Thanks for teaching them and us both.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 03:52 AM

I agree, that is a super set up. Wish I had room for that.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 11:15 AM

WOW squared. That is a great station- both function and looks!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 03:02 PM

That is awesome

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 10-27-2016 12:05 AM

Very nice setup indeed, I saw a cabinet makers shop once that had 3 of these set up, 1 was always at 90 deg., one was at 45 deg., and the other he setup as needed.

Definitely has an advantage for speed

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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