Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #3: Tool cabinet #3

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Blog entry by exelectrician posted 10-04-2014 05:21 AM 2724 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Moving on, the hinge mortises are marked and chiseled using my new Stanley sweetheart 750 chisels.

The original countersink needed enlarging to take the steel screws after I broke two brass screws in my test piece – Decided that steel was stronger than brass.

And now for the first time the doors are on!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 08:40 AM

Don’t know how I missed this blog, but it is looking great. Can you tell me how you are handling where the doors meet in the middle. This is often a problem when the doors are thick like on a tool cabinet. Are you just leaving a bigger gap and fixing a piece of molding on of the doors to cover the gap, or have you tapered the two faces of the doors where they meet in the middle. Hope that makes sense.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 04:41 PM

Nicely done!! That curved door really makes it in my opinion.

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 07:57 PM

Hi Brit,

Thanks for the compliment, the door pivot point is exactly on the split so they do not interfere with each other when opening or closing. And yeah, I thought about this for a long time before I went about doing it, I did put a 1/16th ” gap between them which disappears with the moulding on the outer edge of the door. No tapering or cover strip is needed.
Hi Luke,

Thanks for the comment, I amazed myself doing the curved edge, (getting rid of a bad knot) with nothing to lose really, I just went for it!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 10:32 PM

Beauty. Good camera work too.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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