Cabinet Progress #6: Groovin on a Saturday Afternoon.

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 04-15-2007 06:34 AM 2107 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Baby Got Back
Today 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 back panels around 1/8” all around.

Here we check the fit of the back panel. Nicely aligned to the edge of the rail.

Face Off
It was exciting to get the backs fit.

Here I hold up a faceframe to the cabinet just to get a taste. So sweet.

Air Supply
We decided to get on with the sanding. If you have never tried air powered sanders, I say try it.
I would love to have one of these. We used two of the Dynabrade Sanders that run on a high powered compressor. They run smoothly with no vibration. The downdraft table helps control dust as well.

All doors are sanded to 220 now.

Coming soon: Door Glue Ups. Cutting drawer parts. Finish Samples

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#1 posted 04-15-2007 06:57 AM

Looks like it is coming along nicely.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 04-15-2007 06:16 PM

Yes. Though I know this is not the most exciting part of the project to do or to read about. Sanding blog.

First I sanded to 80.
Then I switched grits…. etc. etc.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 04-15-2007 06:29 PM

no vibration, that’s pretty cool.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 04-15-2007 08:43 PM

Great trip. Thanks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-01-2007 07:17 PM

That Dust Storm thing is cool, does it work well?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 05-02-2007 12:31 AM

The dust storm is a down draft table and is hooked to the dust collector. It just is a giant vacuum nozzle. It holds the work down to the table by air pressure and sucks in most ambient dust. You can buy small versions (Delta) I believe. I tried to make one but actual physics are involved so I need to go back to the drawing board.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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