Next Kitchen Project #12: Sunday's Finale, and a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-29-2018 07:37 PM 609 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, Sunday….nasty, dreary, rainy outside the windows…..even a Hail Storm came through….seems when we get a lot of rain…the Dungeon gets a small creek running across the floor to the floor drain…..

Life in a basement….of course, the creek HAS to go through, right where I’m working….

And each rain shower, a new wave would come downstream. Ok…had a door to repair..

I had went ahead and drilled corner for a deep counter bored hole….each got a LONG screw drove into the corners..bad corner that wanted to come apart got a pipe clamp to close the gaps up, then the screws were added…stiles and rails tried to angle a bit…clamps and cauls to flatten that out, again before the screws were used.
Plugs were glued in…..trimmed and sanded flush..

Same corner as above…find the plug? Plugs, with the cutter going as slow as the drill press could go, the blank wanted to hop around a bit, until the cutter finally started to cut….fixed that problem…

I also needed a few more plugs..

This is the “good” set of holes…other end has a fourth hole….after I had snapped a screw off in the hole..plugs installed, trimmed flush…a little sanding….
Router got changed a few times..

From doing dovetail pins on the end of the shelf….change to a rabbeting bit ( hang the edge guide up)

Between the shelf and the top, there needs to be a plywood back panel…bit leaves a rounded corner..we have ways….

Sharp chisel, a few whacks with the hammer….panel was marked for size..

Was just enough room to use the bandsaw to make the cut…..glue and nails to install….and Oak does not like nails

The “fixed” door has been sanded smooth….hinges and a knob were installed…I like the Yankee drill better than the VIX bit…..VIX likes to wander around with the grain. Door installed..

Knob is about “knee high” easy to reach. Second door? was a tad too wide for the space….marked the excess width, bandsaw to remove the bulk of it..then a plane to joint the sawn edge..

Couple of test fits…back to the bench…joint the other stile…until the door fits. Then hinges and a knob installed

Need to install two magnetic catches….maybe later today? Cleats were cobbled up…Just ripped two pieces from a scrap of Oak….pre-drill four holes…and attach the cleats to the topper’s sides, and the top of the base cabinet…and promptly snapped one screw off….Stepped back a bit..

While changing the router bits…I also changed to a 1/4 round over bit….top edge of the topper’s top, and down all the front edges were rounded over. Sander ran around…let the dust settle out for a while…and dry my shoes off

PIP? Well, the Boss likes that “Weathered Oak” stain…meh ( goes on a light gray colour) so that was used (better than paint, at least) and later, after it had quit stinking up the shop…and coat of Amber Shellac was used…
Now the PIP..

Will see IF a second coat of shellac will improve things…..then the Gloss Poly….going in the Kitchen later this week

At least it looks better than the thing in the catalog..

next post will be as a Project…woodworking part is done. Thanks for following along….

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 01:14 AM

You do great work Bandit. Your wife is a lucky gal to have you around.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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