Stepback Cupboard in Pine #16: Catching up, done, door start

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-19-2018 02:47 AM 769 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Bookcase, face frame and top Part 16 of Stepback Cupboard in Pine series Part 17: Build a door »

Ok, face frame out of the clamps. Stuck against the case, to mark out where to put a few screw holes at…

These two came out, once the frame was laying on the bench..

Scratch awl to make a starter hole for the 3/8” forstner bit. Then drill a pilot hole..

Once all the holes were done, I moved the frame off the bench, and placed the case on the bench…Had an extra hole to fill. It just gets a counter sink.

Bead of glue run around where the frame meets the case. Added some screws…

Needed the clamps to pull things into where they were supposed to go. Added the rest of the screws. Had to make another batch of plugs..

Pop one out, add a spot of glue to it, and hammer it home..

Started at one bottom foot, worked my way up that side, and then down the other side..the middle plug was last. Then a chisel and a block plane, and retrace the route..

Chisel to pop the excess plug off. chisel or the plane to smooth things out…Then the chisel to clean out the bead area by the plug.

Looks a little better. Sides of the case needed smooth planed, to match the side of the frame..then stood the case up, and trimmed the top’s plugs flush..

There IS 4 plugs sitting there. Set the bookcase back onto the base cabinet..

needed to turn that 1×4 into stiles for a door frame…already had two rails set aside..
Bandsaw to rough cut the 1×4 to get the clear section out…then, since I couldn’t get TO my big mitresaw, I got out the traveling one..

Called a GEM Mitre Box. You can unfold the front and back parts, adjust the guides to fit about any saw. I added screws to keep it in place. Finish cut for length, then a rip cut or two on the bandsaw. Then the jointer plane took over..

Wasn’t quite done with the GEM…was a little tight running a plane. Stiles looking good, used those to mark out for tenons and final length of the rails…which also needed jointed to match each other…tenons done on the bandsaw..

Then got out the mortise toys..

Open ended mortise. I mark out for each tenon, backsaw to make an angled cut to leave the layout lines, chisel to dig a hole at the far end, then pop the waste out. Finally got all four corners done, and a dry fit.

I even set up the Stanley 45 to plough the grooves to house the raised panel..

About as far as I got….back was hurting. Went to lay out boards to do the raised panel glue up…hmm, the two fancy grained boards were long enough ( barely) but the three other boards I had stashed back? NOPE, not even close to being long enough. So…now I have to go to the Green BORG, and buy one lousy board.

Once that happens, I can do a glue up of the panel, and maybe plough a few grooves.
Stay tuned…getting close..

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