Shop storage projects #14: Face frame rails are done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-24-2017 10:55 PM 999 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Decided just to carry on, regardless of the camera “issues”.

Had to clear things out a bit, so I could rotate the case. It is sitting on both the work bench, and the power tool bench. Needed a way to chop dovetail sockets, and being out in mid-air wasn’t going to work. One pipe clamp to keep things in place.

Laid out some tools, to mark out the tails for the dovetail connection..

Combo square to mark a line 1/2” in from the end, then adjust to mark a line all the way around. Bevel gauge is set to the dovetail’s angle. Bandsaw to make a cut or two..

Then repeat for the other end. Use the completed rail to mark out for a socket..

I could only do one side of the case. The other was a bit too far away to reach. Once it was marked out, a chisel was used..

To chop out a socket for the tail to go into.

I tried to stay inside the lines…ok, all but the top rail were done like this, the top rail was a little different..

As the top is flush with the top of the sides. Did make things a bit easier to do. Ok, got one side done, could not glue anything up, just yet. Had to rotate the case 180, and work my way down the other side. Once those were done….I could at least glue and clamp the rails as each was done..

Pipe clamp to pull the side in a bit, as they wanted to flair out at the edge. Other clamps to attach the rail to the web-frame’s front edge, and make sure they were flush. Worked along until the four rails were done, making a total of six..

I think I still had one or two pipe clamps left over. Will let this mess sit here, until the glue dries. Still have use of the bandsaw, so…I set up the jig, to make a 1” thick resaw cut. Top gets a frame that is 1” thick.

So, this thin slab just had to go. I need to make the other long rail, and have already saw the two end rails. Mitered corners, need a rebate for the plywood panel to sit into, and maybe a molded edge around the outside edges? Once I can get all those clamps off, and put away…I can try to flip the case over onto it’s now completed front, and see about adding a plywood back. Might be interesting to cut a sheet of plywood down to size for that…. Stay tuned….

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#1 posted 01-25-2017 01:01 PM

I have the Craftsman table saw running again in my shop if you need help. In a few weeks I should have a VFD for the Delta Unisaw hooked up, we can then cut a few thousand sheet of plywood if you wish.

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