Next Kitchen Project #7: Face frame installed..plugs done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-24-2018 02:40 AM 982 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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two trips to the shop, today… one to drill and install the parts for the face frame.

One drill for the counter-bored hole, then another to do a pilot hole, so a third drill could drive the screws….clamps to pull thing where they needed to be…bead of glue on the back of each part….19 holes to plug,,,

I kept the cutout from the bottom rail….figured it could provide enough plugs..

Didn’t burn a one! Drill press was still in “Low Gear” to install the plugs..

Screwdriver to pop each plug loose, dab of glue at the narrow end of the tapered plug…hammer to drive each home..

Rag to wipe away any excess glue..allow the glue to dry a while…

Use the chisel, bevel down, to pop of the excess plug…..block plane to trim each flush, if need be…

Maybe a little sanding?

Was at a stand-still for a while….most of the clamps I needed for other things, were on the case…waiting on glue to dry…..took a break…had a drawer blank to glue up…later

needed the extra “height” for the drawer opening….

Allowed things to dry, until after Supper…..removed the clamps…..somehow got the case off of my bench…

This is after I worked it over. beltsander to even the edges of the sides and the face frame….round-over bit to do any and all hard corners, even around the feet..

One of those front feet was too long….had to trim that off, to keep the case from rocking…white objects are nail on plastic pads…..saves the bottom of the feet…and the floor. Cut outs on the sides, and across the front also got a round-over. Plugs were cleaned up..

There are at least 3 plugs in that picture. Sides were sanded smooth, front was too. Top?

Got the round-over all the way around. A scraper followed up on all the sanding going on

Face frame, top, and even the sides..

Seemed to have the scraper honed about right…but, where did those clamps go?

The pine block is just a caul…had a spot needing pulled flat….will let this set overnight….and try to do the drawer tomorrow. Finish for the Project? Well, a coat of each of these..

Stain first, then the shellac….then a coat of clear gloss poly. Boss has picked out the handles she wants…need to go and pick a few up…..

Will need one more plank of White oak, so I can build the twin doors. Don’t have enough long pieces for the stiles…have plenty for the shorter rails. and some thin stock for the flat panels.

Stay tuned….

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 10-24-2018 02:16 PM


The cabinet is coming along nicely….It’s looking really good, as usual…..You’ve made a lot of progress, and the doors and drawers will top it off with a great look…..!! Hopefully the “Boss” will like it….I know I do….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#2 posted 10-24-2018 02:18 PM

Really love the grain in the top

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

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