Next Kitchen Project #11: Too LONG of a day

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-28-2018 06:31 PM 544 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Cut list, and a start on the doors Part 11 of Next Kitchen Project series Part 12: Sunday's Finale, and a PIP »

Ever get an entire day IN the shop? Me neither..but, was in and out of it all day long….worked around running errands and such, letting glue ups dry….

Well, I did manage to pick up some hinges…

And some knobs and the washers to “back them up” with….keeps the skinny end from sinking into the wood…
And a handful of cheap brushes…

Had this glue up done, will be the shelf for the Topper..sides of the topper and this shelf all needed to be ripped down to 8” wide. Sides needed squared on the ends. Shelf can wait awhile, until I find out how long it needs to be..

All three can sit here, until needed. Mortises were chopped..

Gene’s chisel, and Rowdy Yates’ Mallet (Rawhide?)

Got both frames made. Worked on the panels..

Jointed matching edges, so they fit..

Without glue…clamped both panels up..

And let then sit awhile…errands to run….

Later, got both panels out of the clamps, used a frame to mark the panels for width…little off each edge, then cleaned the glue lines up..

I though t I could bevel one face a bit, to fit the 3/8” thick panel into the 1/4” wide grooves…..nope. Had to bevel from both faces…..Was able to glue and clamp, and caul..

Used pipe clamps on the second door..

Allow these two to cure a while….
later, went back to the shop…and worked on the topper a bit…I marked the layouts for the sliding dovetail sockets, double checked both layouts…...and still got one off by an 1/8”? Simple fix..align the sockets, mark the excess lengths on the two side boards…and cut them…wanted the shelf level..

One dovetail was a tad tight ( better than being too loose?) so a hammer and a block of Maple to drive it in place.
Top is held by three counter-bored screws into each side panel…front corner were bandsawn to a curve to match the base’s top. Still need to mill the plugs, round over the tops edge, make a rebate for a back panel to sit in, between the top and the shelf….

Drawer even has it’s knobs installed. Doors? One came out of the clamps without any “issues” going on..

The second door tried to open back up at one end…..Clamped it back together with a pipe clamp, drilled and counter bored a hole at each corner…drive a 3” screw. Needed a caul installed, to keep things flat, while the repair was going on…..Decided to let that sit overnight…

Lots of sanding to be done, topper needs finished…Cleats to attach the topper to the base need made.

Stay tuned…..might even get the doors installed?

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

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#1 posted 10-28-2018 08:47 PM

You’re wearing me out just reading this!

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

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