Dealing with a blank wall #10: Almost done,handles, latches, and and a stain

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-21-2021 02:24 PM 278 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a series of tasks to do….remove the clamps from the doors…drill 2 holes for the two knobs…

Glue and clamp into place…and let sit a while.

In order to install these mounting brackets…

I had a problem, again…

Bracket at the bottom was easy enough to do…pilot holes, even. Towel rod was a bit in the way, meh
But to do the top bracket…inside the case, underneath the top of the case…

The drill will not fit here. So, while the knobs and the glue got happy, I went digging..

And found this little gem. Was made for use on a bomber assembly line in WW2….drilling rivet holes. I reground the end of a #3 Phillips bit, and installed it…The chuck takes a #0 key, BTW….

So, NOW I can get in there, drive 2 screws in place….needed to wax the threads, and keep running the screw in and out until it finally settled in..

I intend to go through the 2 red holes, through the plywood back, through the plaster wall, and into the wall stud..screws are unable to be just pulled on through the plywood back this way.

Third task? Well, decided neither of these either fit, nor look right..

But, I did have two packs of these…

A magnetic catch, a steel plate, 3 screws…

Simply mark where 2 screws will go..

Install the magnet part….set the plate on the magnet, and close the door..

Grab the plate and the door, raise the door, mark the spot for the screw, pilot hole drilled, and install the plate..

Close this door, turn the case around, and repeat for the second latch….

Which left? Sanding…yesteday tasks were sanding the case from 100 grit, then 220 grit…get things ready for a coat of stain….may call that Witch’s Brew II….one can of stain was way too dark, the other way too light and red..50/50 blend….grab a brush…and start on the insides first..

Pine middle shelf was staining a bit…differently. Trying NOT to stain me shirt….then close the doors, rotate the case as the entire outside got stained..and not me..

Letting this sit a day….to see how the stain dried…might have to fix a spot or two….maybe tomorrow, I can brush on a coat of varnish? We’ll see

Stay tuned. ( anyone want to show up, and help hang this cabinet?)

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

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#1 posted 02-23-2021 03:16 PM

Has been hung up on the wall…and posted as a “Project”...

Thanks for looking in..

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

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