Simple is not always easy

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Project by Paul Maurer posted 05-28-2014 04:07 AM 2703 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet doors and drawer faces to match.
A friend is putting in a larger sink and base cabinet. I made him some maple doors and drawer faces to match the rest of the kitchen cabinets. Also cut new door panels (1/4 maple ply not pictured) and 180 feet of poplar ΒΌ,1/4 round to trim the rabbet for the new door panels. I have no idea what to cal the bevel /counter beveled joint that I made on the TS rather than spending $170 for a bit set with an angle different from the rest of the doors. It is simple, but simple is not always easy. I wasted a couple of bf on mis-cuts, I lost count of the passes through the saw. No finish, my friend is going to paint them.

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 04:48 AM

you’re an aweful nice friend for doing that for him. Just my own personal thought, always thought it was a shame to paint maple. it’s such a beautiful wood.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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Paul Maurer

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 04:59 AM

Ya, all that work to make beautiful tight joints that wont ever be seen.

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 05:55 AM

Nice work Paul. I’m reminded of a thread awhile back, someone thought the TS was a waste of space.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 11:04 AM

At least you’ll know the craftsmanship is tight & right.
Good looking job.

-- Gary, Florida

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 11:15 AM

They should never consider a simple joint easy just because of construction. You did a great job. Doing it right only makes it look simple.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 12:07 PM

They look great! Maybe you can nudge your friend into not painting them.

In my extremely limited woodworking experience I’ve found that clean and simple often = frustrating and time consuming.

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#7 posted 05-28-2014 12:15 PM


But I understand that there is poplar being added, and plywood as well. I’d rather just see the maple and omit the poplar quarter round. It might even look decent together.

But anywhoo… Very nice looking work.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#8 posted 05-28-2014 12:23 PM

definitely very clean precise work. Agree with everyone else, kind of sucks that those nice joints will be covered.

-- Steve

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 12:12 AM

That is some very impressive tablesaw joinery! I agree it is a shame to hide it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Paul Maurer

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 04:11 AM

Thank you all, I had pictures of them prior to there being Painted. Now I have your accolades as well.

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