DVD Cabinet of Ash #5: Out of the clamps, a clean up, and some foot-work

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-29-2019 10:22 PM 324 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Dados, shelves....glue and clamps..and a back Part 5 of DVD Cabinet of Ash series Part 6: Foot work completed, almost »

Clamps came off, nothing blew apart…..always a good sign. While hanging the clamps up, picked up another splinter..seems the threads on one of the older clamps is shedding steel whiskers from around the threads…dug that out. Laid the case down on the bench, with the top stuck in the end vise, to keep it from walking away..

Sand things smooth, remove any dried glue, level the dovetails, and fill any gaps..

First side cleaned up, rotate the case, and do the other side…then stick the case in the end vise, to where the bottom could be cleaned up..

Good thing this IS the underside…then rotate, and sand the top smooth…sit the case aside…but not too far…

Used the case to measure for the feet….Had a nice long 1×2, and a shorter 1×2….shorty had just enough for the two side pieces, counting the miter cut…plus a dab extra….set up the mitersaw..

The fingers clamps worked better than my sore thumb. Cut both side pieces, and then checked for fit, using the extra piece..

Should work…same set up for the longer piece for across the front..

Miter cut on one end, then swing the saw around to the other “4” setting…

The “4” on the scale, means there are 4 cuts to make a square box…45 degrees. Then back to “0” ( 90 degrees), and cut some glue blocks…and glue a couple in place…

Circled a pattern, of sorts…saved the better of the two cut-outs from the front….and after a new blade on the bandsaw..

A the glue dried…could make the side pieces…

Case sits on the glue blocks…

Attach with a couple counter-bored screws. Then glued the block to the front piece..

With a couple c clamps. And that will do…until the thumb feels better…had run out of glue, needed some 1” long screws to join the front corners with…and a couple brushes.
need to attach and assemble the foot of the case ( base?) and decide on a treatment for those sharp edges…round-over…champfer…cove….little bit of each?

Door will then be next…
Stay tuned….

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

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#1 posted 10-29-2019 11:15 PM

Great progress

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#2 posted 10-30-2019 11:22 AM

I noticed the yellow #2 pencil. I’ll bet there are no mechanical pencils in your shop. I always enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the pictures. It reminds me that I need to incorporate more hand tools and I also learn quite a bit from your commentary.

Seems like Ash, Elm, Sycamore, and some of the less well know domestic woods are starting to gain more popularity (almost made a poplar pun there) in the woodworking world.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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