A Stepback Cupboard build #8: Updates: getting the lower unit about finished

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-20-2018 02:55 AM 1891 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Door is done.... Part 8 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 9: The Upper case/Bookcase started »

Fighting a chest cold all week long….I was able to sand a few places, and add a seal coat or two..

I tipped the case onto it’s back, just a bit, so I could trim the plugs flush and do some sanding….

The Trimmers. Use the chisel with the bevel down, a couple taps with the hammer to pop the waste off. I try to follow the grain to keep from going too deep….8 out of 9? not too bad. Then sand the remains flush, sand the door and anywhere else that needed it…..Dust things off, and brush on some shellac, while things were still leaning back..

Made the walnut pop? Then spin things a bit, and work on one of the sides..then stand it up when dry..

The two little objects on the top?

I was trying to decided on an edge treatment….round-over…or…...cove.

Ok, today, I went lumber shopping. Once I got back home with about 15bf of Ash that matches the Ash I have been using

I left these planks upstairs, to thaw out a day, or three. Decided on which bit to use, so got out the router..

May clean that fancy base up, sometime….may come in handy, someday. Bit chosen?

Using most of the cove bit, not all. The Stanley 45 didn’t have a cove I could use….nor does the 45 do these..

All that well. Then the sander to ease to sharp edges a bit, the Stanley #4 to work over the top a bit more, and then some 150 grit to sand the top smooth. Most of the shellac was gone, by then, so a new coat was added….along with coating the last side of the case..

Waiting for this to dry overnight. Also waiting on a pair of strong backs, to carry this heavy thing up the stairs. Kind of need a bit of room…

Somewhere, there IS a bench under this mess. I get the case out of the shop, then I can start on the bookcase part..

Need to rip one of these..

6” wide planks right down the center, then add the 3” to the 6” wide side pieces. The Books going into the case are a little bit big…..that is them in the bookcase. Then a way to add shelves, and a raised panel door. And figure a way to attach the case to the base unit….
About halfway done..stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 01-20-2018 01:47 PM

Looking good Bandit

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 01:14 PM

Nice work and very comforting to see that my bench isn’t the only one that often looks like that!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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