That OddLots Ad #12: Up date to the Project..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-18-2018 01:08 AM 541 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Short day IN the shop Part 12 of That OddLots Ad series Part 13: Late start, frame glue up »

Couple hours here, a couple there….Left side of the frame needed tuned up…to match the right side..

Got these joints fitting a little better…..

Takes most of these tools, to fit the joints up….lot of flattening to do…

The next trip to the shop..left side was tuned up. Both of the middle rails/stiles were also done…which left the curved center piece to do. Three nails, and a thin piece of plywood, mark out a fair curve…then cut that on the bandsaw

I WAS going to do half laps on the ends, so..

Make a bunch of cuts..

Hammer to knock most of the waste free…

Wide chisel and a couple other tools, to smooth things out….repeat on the other end…

Well, decided today, that I would use a dovetail instead…so..

Mark out an angle…saw and chisel to form it up…on both ends. Grab one of the center Rails/stiles and mark where this curvy thing will go….use the tail as a pattern..

More saw work…

Found out, IF I make a bunch of cuts, the waste is easier to knock out…

Usual suspects, to flatten the socket…test fit a few times, until the tail sits flush….repeat this for the other end..

Then, try to put all the frame parts together…

Top rail has a slight upward curve to it….maybe tomorrow, with a lot of cussing, I can clamp just the face frame up, with a bunch of glue, of course? Going to take almost every clamp in the shop that doesn’t use a pipe..

Later, after the forest of clamps come back off, I can drill a bunch of counter-bored pilot holes. and install the frame to the case? May use a bit of glue. Later, I can “plug” all those holes with some Ash plugs.

Need to get started on the drawer..

Will see how I do with half blind dovetails….

Picked up the hinges, and a knob or three..

Knobs will get a washer under them, to keep them from being pulled into the surface.

Matching, surface mounted hinges…three per door.

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 09-18-2018 10:51 AM

Like like that dovetail a lot better than the half lap.

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