Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cabinet'

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Cabinet Progress #7: Watch Glue Dry

04-24-2007 02:50 AM by gizmodyne | 8 comments »

Under Pressure I don’t know about the rest of you, but glue up stresses me out. Even though we had dry fit the doors, I feel that time crunch as soon as I spread the glue. These doors are only held together by tiny tenons on the left and right beadboard pieces. The process Set out the clamps and separate the breadboard end to expose the tenons. Glue the tenons of the outer beadboard Clamp it Check for square by measuring across the diagonals Apply diagonal pressure if n...

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General Topics #5: I got a 'Commission'

04-22-2007 06:19 PM by Jeff | 9 comments »

I got my first ‘commission’ a few days ago. I occasionally play golf with a friend, Dan, who has just moved into a new place and has inherited an older 50” big screen. Over a post-round beer, he mentioned he needs a sturdy stand and asked me how the woodworking skills were coming along and if I might be interested… We chatted, made a sketch on a napkin, and now I’m working on some designs in SketchUp. He’s getting a ‘bargain’ cuz he’s a...

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Wall Cabinet #4: Hinge Mortises

04-18-2007 04:02 AM by cheller | 5 comments »

I’m closing in on completing the construction of the wall cabinet. Progress this past week has been on the hinge mortises. I’ve got the mortises in the doors done, as well as two of the four in the case. I’m cutting the mortises by hand – using a marking gauge to mark the depth and width and doing the rest with a chisel. It’s slow work – the door frames and case are maple, after all, but satisfying. Here’s a picture of one of the mortises, wi...

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Cabinet Progress #6: Groovin on a Saturday Afternoon.

04-15-2007 06:34 AM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

Baby Got BackToday we completed our four cabinet boxes’ parts by cutting the groove for the backs. This sounds simple but we had to do a ton of double checking. Plus, I don’t think I mentioned that my biscuit joiner needed a little tune up. After last week’s dry fit, I realized that several of the cabinet rails had slightly miscut biscuits. So we recut 10 rails today. Screwing down the biscuit joiner helped as well. So, on to the tablesaw to cut the groove and trim the...

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