Cabinet Conversion (pc:Repurposing) #3: Finishing up

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Blog entry by greg48 posted 10-07-2015 03:46 PM 1620 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Started up again after returning from the Reno Air Races by jointing the edges of some 3/4” Beech boards and dowel/gluing them up into wider boards for the cocktail box and vertical divider. The cocktail box front and floor were joined using a 1/4” tongue and groove then screwed into the sides and back with pocket hole screws from beneath.

The wine rack was next on the list. I cut 1 1/4” and 3 1/4” holes in the center of 4” wide 3/4” Beech stock then ripped them into 2” wide pieces each with 1/2 circle arcs to hold the wine bottles. Powering the 3 1/4” Forstner bit with my single belted Shop Smith was about the limit of the machine without dogging the bit and spinning the drive belt, but it’s done. The side rails and vertical supports were fashioned with 1/2” Beech stock and the stack was assembled with a combination of half-laps, 1/4” tongue and groove joinery, and Titebond II.

The vertical divider and right cabinet wall were drilled at 2” centers to accept 1/4” brass shelf supports for the floating glass shelf. The vertical divider will be held in place by the wine rack on the left and some 1/2” quarter round stock so that the next guy doesn’t have to completely dis-assemble the cabinet to remove any additions that I am making.

The client also wished to replace the proposed brass plated friction lid support with a pneumatic lift. I found a small lift through my local lumber provider (only $17) which I attached to the frame and lid. The lower mounting hardware was to large for the 3/4” thick base, so I added a small block to the underneath and spaced it out to accept the 1/8” mirror that would slide behind it.

This project is actually finished at this posting. The finished pics will be posted in the new projects category. Thanks for looking in. Any and all appropriate comments will be responded to, though not necessarily in a timely manner.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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