A new til for the hand planes #9: Doors

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-17-2020 01:12 AM 404 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, last drawer was cleaned up, fitted to it’s new home. Handle included…so I get get it back out…

Can either leave them all set back in, or bring them all out flush….which leaves..doors

Along with hinges, a latch, a sheet of plexiglass to do both door windows…this thing came home…said to clamp a steel ruler along the cut line…make a lot of score cuts…then snap the waste off…well, it snapped, all right…

Just not where I wanted it to….there was enough left over, to do one door…trimmed things to size on the tablesaw..
Mortises: set up a jig..

had to install a new jaw, old one was in the wrong spot, and too worn out to reuse. I can clamp a stile into the jig.

Lay out for the mortise, using the tenon. Tenons were done with the tablesaw. Then slide the stile back, and chop out the waste..

Test fitting as I went along..the a dry fit of all four corners..

Made sure the plexiglass panel would fit, with a hair of space all around…add the glue to the tenons, cauls and clamps…..let it sit overnight….

This morning, removed the clamps. checked for square, squared things up, and added the piano hinge to the door. Rigged up a way to sit the door in place, in the open position and about 1/8” above the molding…and attached the hinge to the case…

Then closed the door, and added a handle..

One of the items, before the hinges….was the rebate where the two doors will overlap…there was a bit of junk in the corner of the rebate, so..

Both rebates were cleaned up….Auburn Tool Co. No. 181 Skewed Rebate plane…..until the stiles would match.

Ok, a trip to Lowes….to take that POS cutter back, and get a new panel…and let Lowes doing the cutting. Brought along a rail, marked to the size width of the panel….later, needed a 1/4” sawn off the end for the correct length.

Mortises: This time was a bit different…left the tenon a bit wide…like out the end of the stile…

Like this. easier to chop, and quicker. All four done? Dry fit?

looked good? Glue, clamps and cauls….and insert the plexiglass panel, too..

Cauls to keep the joints flat. I added a scrap to help at the thin edge, where the rebate is….down at the bottom..

Needed a second caul, to help flatten the joint….I also checked for square, got pretty close, too..

Resting right against the plexiglass. will let this sit overnight, then see about hanging this door….need to move the bench out of the way….to get my fat body in there….

Didn’t need a lot of tools to make mortises, today..

2 chisels, a mallet, and a square….
Stay tuned….almost time for the Famous Witch’s Brew….

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

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#1 posted 04-17-2020 08:51 PM

Door #2 has been fitted. Then the doors needed to be matched up…then some molding around the outside edges of the doors…latches installed, both on the outside, and the inside….then a coat of Witch’s Brew was brushed on, and then wiped down….allowing things to dry….then post as a Project…

Thanks for following along….

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

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