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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 03-10-2009 10:03 PM 5 parts 6689 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Sister wants a corner cabinet

02-22-2009 04:03 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 1 comment »

The shop is finally done per my other blogs. I’ve just posted my finished new fangled workbench. I fired up the jointer for the first time in 30 years. I don’t have it connected to my new dust sucker yet. I’ve got a pile of shavings on the floor about 24 inches high. Amazing how much shavings are produced. So, tomorrow is a thorough cleaning of the shop. Put it back together after the bench build. My sister just got a new 19” flat panel TV for her kitchen and is cur...

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Part 2: Cabinet framed

03-08-2009 01:55 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Ok, My first cabinet. I decided on loose tenon joinery. I discovered a site for a good jig that was easy to make and it seems to work. I’ve got all my oak jointed/cut/and planed. Today I made my mortises with router and jig and glued up the front face of the cabinet. This cabinet will be a corner cabinet 42” tall and about 25 wide on the face. it will have two ogee raised panel doors. Next up will be the back of the cabinet. Not too much of an issue as it won’t show. I’...

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Part 3: Cabinet shell

03-08-2009 11:57 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Again in my series of building a corner cabinet. Today I got the shell built and some shelves made. I used some poplar plywood for the shell (back) and some pine to frame it in behind the oak face. Then I mounted the face to it. It’s 42” tall, 24” wide on the front and each side is about 17” Now all that’s left is the doors, so it will be awhile till my next post. I’ve got to make a test one first in pine as it’s my first time. The cabinet front mo...

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Part 4: Doors made!

03-10-2009 12:41 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

Ok, this was nerve wracking but by measuring everything 30 times I managed to make two doors for the corner cabinet and they seem to have come out okay without any major faux pas. My first raised panel doors. The new bosch router and freud panel bits worked out fine. My homemade router table got it’s first serious use too. Way cool. This is a real rush. Exploded View and a dry fit Exploded Close-up Dry fit Close-up Another angle

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Part 5: more progress on the corner cabinet

03-10-2009 10:03 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

Today I managed to get the second door glued up, the top glued up, and the frame and doors prepped for finishing with scraper, sandpaper, and tack cloth. Both doors now done Scraping the cabinet frame. Notice the nice angle my newfangled bench can position the frame clamped in. I jointed and glued the two pieces that will make up the top. A cove molding made on the router table This will go against the cabinet under the top overhang.

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