Stepback Cupboard in Pine #17: Build a door

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-21-2018 09:57 PM 651 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Catching up, done, door start Part 17 of Stepback Cupboard in Pine series Part 18: Last drawer and aPIP »

Trip to the Blue Borg….wound up with a pair of CLEAR 1×6 x 4’ boards….Got those cut to length….had to rip the fancy boards to remove a couple bad knots..

Both boards had a knot like this….Figured out how wide I needed for the panel…made a couple rip cuts.

Has more waves than the N. Korean Cheer Squad….We have ways..

Also cleaned up the edges on the “new” boards, was finally able to glue up a panel..

I also cut grooves into each of the frame’s parts. Chopped a mortise, and fitted the tenons. Again. Let the panel sit for a day or so…

Well, this morning, the panel came out of the clamps…used a plane and a sander to clean the glue joints..

Hmmm…thought I got rid of them big knots..

At least this one will be on the inside of the door…..had to square the ends..

Then figured the final width of the panel…needed to trim a bit off..

Set out two planes ( for now)..

One coarse set, one smooth set..marked a “stop line” 1-1/2” in from the edges..

I start on the end grain ends first. Looking to leave a 1/2” edge, once the bevel is made

Plane is used at the diagonal to the grain…less tear out. Got both ends done, then worked on the sides of the panel..

Used a jack plane for these two bevels…longer sole. Goal was to make a mitered corner…

When the lines is gone, should be pretty close..

Once the bevels were done, time for this little plane ( and a sore left thumb)

Wards (Stanley) #78. Needed to cut rebates around so a tenon of sorts will fit into the grooves..

Worked my way around…again, doing the end grain first. edge grain cuts will then erase any blowouts,, more test fits

Until I could do a dry fit. Rails needed trimmed back a 1/8” Door frame was tight in the opening..

Something like this. Joints looked nice and tight, time for the glue, clamps, and cauls?

Will let this sit a day..

It even came out square.

Tomorrow, I can try to install this, and make a little drawer for between the two units….might even get a start on a finish…before friday? Stay tuned..almost done…

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

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