A Stepback Cupboard build #7: Door is done....

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-11-2018 02:03 AM 720 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Drawer fitted, door started Part 7 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 8: Updates: getting the lower unit about finished »

Well, I did get a panel glued up this week..

And let it sit a day…, it came out of the clamps. Marked for final width, and a rip cut made on the bandsaw.

Then face planed to remove some high spots..

Along with jointing the sawn edge. Width was now set, length was about as close as I could get it. Marked a line along one end, to do a bevel across the grain…..

Panel raising. This panel is a bit on the thick side. (more on that in a bit) Paul Sellers uses hand planes to raise a panel, by going at a “skew” to the grain. I do the cross grain first, the clean up by going with the grain along the other two edges..

Until I have a corner like this. I used the jack plane, to hog the waste off, then a #4 smooth plane to smooth things up…

With the panel so thick, I decided to add a rebate on the inside of the panel….to better fit in the grooves. For going across the grain, a Ward’s ( Stanley) #78 was set up…
I also used a dado plane, to clean things up..

And used a rail to test the fit.

Problem with the 78…the spur does not play nice with following the grain, along the edges,,,I set up the Stanley #45

To make the same cut…

Ok, once the panel was done, I set it aside. Then set up to do a few mortises…

Legs were cramping, anyway. Felt nice to sit a while. Finally was able to do a dry fit..

Then a couple more..

Then finally all four corners were fitted.

I used the end vise as a helping hand, while I spread some glue, and added some clamps..

Then found some hinges, and some pilot hole bits, cleaned the hinges up…

And called it a day. Waiting on glue to cure ( tomorrow?) then maybe a door installed?
Need to sand the sides of the case smooth. Then set up to make the Upper Cabinet.

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 03:52 AM

I tink you turn the spur on the 78 so no spur protrudes when using the 78 with the grain.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 04:04 AM

You can…didn’t feel like messing with it, today. And, with the 45 handy….each could do the jobs.

Have also found a few spring-loaded door catches…..won’t have to buy any, now. Trying to decide what door(s) and shelves for the Upper Cabinet…..will be more of a bookcase….my son has a BUNCH that need a place to sit..

Trying to decide what flavour the finish will be…..

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

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 04:18 PM

Just a PIP..once I went and bought some screws for the hinges..

Ned to start on the upper unit, next..

Trying to figure out how tall to make it.

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

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