DVD Cabinet of Ash

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 11-12-2019 01:55 AM 11 parts 5581 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Start up

10-16-2019 03:08 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

began with an “Inventory”.....still had a 4/4×6 x 6’ plank of Ash. Also had quite a bit of scraps… Got to digging around a bit more… Bit of plywood…door panel, or back of the case? And this piece of Poplar..shelves, maybe? Have a bunch of box sets of DVDs I like to watch while at the computer….scattered out through drawers in the house. Would be nice if they were all rounded up, and place in a cabinet next to the computer’s des...

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Part 2: Flatten the curves

10-17-2019 01:20 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

and straighten the edges…For some reason, I decided to joint the edges first… Hmmm, we have ways. I have 2 Stanley No. 6 small jointers in the shop…and gave both a work out….because one has a smooth sole, and the other is a “c” model… Any difference? Not really…Ok, got 4 edges jointed, and parallel to each other, with the sides matching in up… To try and flatten a bit of cupping going on…. I worked the hi...

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Part 3: Dovetails and other joints

10-23-2019 01:24 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Dovetails. For some reason, I do pins first…then the tails…was trying to cut around a few bad spots in the “pin board” Wasn’t much to do with this end of the board, a rebate will go along that edge…however, on the other end.. Tried to get the waste areas laid out as tails…so I could chop away at them better… Trying to either split the lines, or just miss to the waste side of the lines…finally got both ends sawn and chopped.. ...

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Part 4: Dados, shelves....glue and clamps..and a back

10-27-2019 03:30 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Dados to hold a pair of shelves… I used the DVD case to get the spacing….thickness of the shelves for the width of the two dados…then knife a line Mitre saw to saw the walls to depth… hammer and chisel to pop most of the waste out of the dado… Then flatten the bottom of the dado with a plane, first the #39 3/8” dado plane, later took the fence off the #45 used a wider cutter, and cleaned things out…Shelves….one Poplar panel was clos...

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Part 5: Out of the clamps, a clean up, and some foot-work

10-29-2019 10:22 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

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…...

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Part 6: Foot work completed, almost

10-31-2019 05:21 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Almost as in need a few plugs made…Found the counter-bore bit.. Decided to to see how much I could get done, with this sore thumb.. They had a bit of digging to do on it. Set the bit into the drill press.. mainly so I could use the vise to hold things still….also had a drill set up to sand the cut-outs…and remove the burn marks…old Bandsaw blade burned as much as it cut…. Counterbores done…almost.. Added a screw of two to the glue blocks, ...

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Part 7: A panel for a door

11-03-2019 03:58 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sounds easy enough? First need to haul a 8-1/2’ long 1×6 to the shop….through a Kitchen with 7’ ceilings From the dining room, with 9’ ceilings….headed for the house’s back door…get past the stove.. Hang a right ( hand held camera, sorry), heading for the 1st door on the right…. Had the signs on the door, even.. Door opens out, of course, to reveal this scary sight.. Ummmm, paint was there when we arrived…meh. Cir...

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Part 8: Just catching up..

11-06-2019 03:26 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Been a few 1-2 hour work sessions….since the last episode…usually not enough gets done, to make a decent Blog..So….here we go…Panel for the slab .. While it might be OK for a certain state to be “high in the middle”, in a slab of wood, not really wanted…Set the panel on the bench, planing stops to keep it in place…and go across the grain.. Until things were flat… And, since it would be a few days before I got back to it…. ...

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Part 9: Raised panel, part 1

11-08-2019 05:04 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

2 parts? Well, Paul Sellers makes this look easy….but, when there is a pile like this on the shop floor.. Some serious work was getting done. Part one will be about the bevels to the front of the panel…first decide which face is the “inside” of the panel…then set a combo square to 1/2”. And mark a line all the way around, with the square against to inside of the panel….this will be a “stop line”...then set up a jig to hold the pa...

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Part 10: Rebates, and a glue up

11-10-2019 03:14 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had to dig the tablesaw out….I wanted a way to be a little “neater” with the rabbets/rebates… Set up the blade, and the rip fence…I wanted a crisp, pristine ( as Sellers likes to say) wall, that also is to the correct depth. Planes are nice to use…but, they sometimes give a messy look…one rebate being thinner, or thicker…right at a corner…so.. Planes can still remove the waste…until they reach the corner of the wall…en...

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Part 11: Door installed, and a PIP

11-12-2019 01:55 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Door came out of the clamps ok. But, you would not think it would be so hard to fit a door….grrr, cussing began right away… Trouble began when I laid the door on the case….bottom of the door fitted up nicely with the sides…but, as I went up the sides…case seemed to “flair out” a bit….seemed the two shelves had bowed the sides out….Made a few marks, and planed and belt sanded until the sides matched the edges of the door…Once thi...

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