A Stepback Cupboard build #4: Face frame installed, and other mishaps

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-06-2018 02:13 AM 656 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: A face frame gets built Part 4 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 5: A drawer building day »

Ok, tried to fit the face frame to the front of the case…..wasn’t going to fit….Frame was a hair narrower than the case, and threw the alignment stuff off. Decided to expand the grooves outward a hair, both of them. had to reset the cutter on the Stanley #45,....took out the #12 cutter, and replaced it with the #13…

That was all I was going to do..last night…one thing lead to another…tried different ways to hold the frame still, long enough to use the 45….finally just clamped to the bench…might as well use the plane….

With that chore done, I had to do some digging around. Wanted to find a 3/8” plug cutter, and my forstner bit set. Wanted to counter bore 9 holes. Set up the 3/8” forstner bit in the drill press….getting to each location to drill a hole, and operating the drill press..was “fun”....Finally got 9 holes drilled, three per rail

One in the center, one near each end. Was going to use a cordless drill to do the pilot holes…Eggbeaters won’t hold the bit, and the batteries were needing charged up….remembered I had a corded drill in the shop..

Sold by M. Wards. A POWRKRAFT 3/8” keyed chuck all metal drill. Could say it was a Vintage Tool? I did find the plug cutter..

Cuts a tapered 3/8” plug, by Veritas. Set the frame in place for the night…

Called it a night

Ok, FRIDAY! Got a late start, but, after much cussing, 9 screws, most of the clamps in the shop, and a lot of glue…

Takes up the entire south bay of the shop. It groaned almost as much as I did. Them bottom clamps are a LONG way down. While this mess was curing, decided to at least make a front for the drawer. Had an “interesting board, upstairs

If I could center that knot…..drawer width was measured out @ 21” or so….Centered that on the knot, made a few saw cuts…

A bit old, but works. May have got things centered..

Cleaned the sawn edges and checked them for square..

Since my beltsander is now DOA, and headed for the trash can, I went old school to flatten the faces of the drawer front..

Board is cupped a bit. Could take it to a friend’s lunchbox planer…wouldn’t do much good. I can just plane the high spots with the old #4, and have it ready just as quick.
Back was having issues, working too hard for a Friday..called it a day

Stay tuned…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-06-2018 02:20 AM

Wow. Thanks for sharing. I am always amazed by people hand tools skills. Your are one of them.

-- Larry - Illinois

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