Next Kitchen Project #6: face frame and a back

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-23-2018 05:32 AM 575 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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had some time to kill, waiting on the Boss. Decided to fix the tablesaw, and see what I could get done…
Hauled a plank to the shop….will be cut into parts for the face frame…first, the saw needed some work.

Mitre guage isn’t the biggest…at least it doesn’t rattle around in the slot. Found a STRAIGHT scrap…attached it to the mitre gauge..

It has a pair of slots for screws. Strip was a bit long, so I ran the mitre gauge down both slots..

Will make lining up a cut a bit easier…I also set it for square…

Should help some? Crosscut the plank, trying to get two parts for the rails of the face frame….top one, and a bottom rail…what’s left for other parts…like all the plugs I’ll need to make….plank had a lot a bark to an edge..

HAD. Still too wide. marked them for width…reset the saw ..

The skinny rail I already had…needed trimmed for length, two longer ones are the stiles….each needed a little trim on an end. Reset the saw to do 1/2 lap joints…needed a way to check depth settings..

About the same thickness as the frame parts, looks like this will work…rails were cut…

Bottom rail needed a trip to the bandsaw..

Blade burned the wood,,beltsander wasn’t up to the

Works for me. Laid out where each rail will go on the case..then on the stiles….top and bottom were easy,, the rail under the drawer was different…

As it had to match where the drawer runner was…getting ready to start cutting the rest of the half laps…Boss said she wanted to go to the store…..decided to stop at Lowes for the plywood panel, to make a back for the case…

Actually, I bought two…1/4” x 24” x 48” panels. Was a good idea….width I needed for the back turned out to be 25”! Hmmm, could cut the length to width, and add a filler at the top?

Hoisted the case up onto the two benches..

Pipe clamp to pull the sides in tighter, F style clamp to pull things into square…was about 3/4” out…

I was just going to nail the back in place, but..the first nail did a u-turn…..screws were then used. Cut the filler strip to size, installed that….was not going to install the face frame with the case sitting like this….

Thin scraps to cover the tool well..and just stand this thing up..

Thin ones in the back, meant I needed matching ones in the front….not as rocky that way..

Was checking the stiles to the locations…..something was a….one side of the drawer runner was 1/4” lower than the other…..made a gauge block, set to the lower side….

“Un-hooked the frame from the case’s side, used the block to set the new location, and re-attach the frame to the side, and the back. Had a shelf that was gappy along one side…removed a few screws, clamp to remove the gap, screws into new holes…gap is closed up. A few spots stuck out a bit too far…sanded or chiseled away the offending spot, just enough for the stile to sit.

Clean up of the half lap joints..

Just a chisel…Was getting tired, and sore….all the laps were cut, and cleaned up, set up a pair of drills

Counter-bore and pilot drills…..Tuesday I will try to install the face frame. Later, I make a bunch of face grain Oak plugs to fill the counter-bored holes, covering the screws. IF I don’t try to burn the plugs, this time around.

I think that will be just enough, for one day in the shop…Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 10-23-2018 08:26 PM

I’m really liking this one!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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