Record Cabinet Take 3

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Project by kyngfish posted 04-08-2021 10:04 PM 539 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wrapped this up. This was the latest in a string of record cabinets that I’ve made, and this is the one that’s turned out the best, it was also the most complex because of the dividers, and the challenges of working with walnut vs. Sapele.

I got about 2k for the cab, and I have to be honest, for the work, it wasn’t worth it. I milled down the lumber from rough cut, planed it to 5/8ths thickness, glued, flattened, cut dados, round over, put together. I gotta ask, for those of you who know, what type of time should be spent on something like this? I think my challenge is that I don’t have a drum sander, so flattening the panels so everything is smooth is done with my Rotex and with old Stanley hand planes, since the panels are too wide for my planer.

As to why I had to flatten the panels, I think I need to do a better job selecting my rough cut lumber, but some of it warped a little after milling, and even after resting for over a week, they never really fully flattened out.

Either way, the client was really happy and sent me that picture of the cabinet all dressed up after delivery.

Anyway, look forward to the feedback!

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#1 posted 04-08-2021 10:12 PM

looks great beautiful far as time unless your a pro doing it for a living whatever it takes or how long you want too take.ive seen projects here that guys spent years too a hobby i take my time as to enjoy the process.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-08-2021 10:23 PM

Excellent work. Screams MCM.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 04-08-2021 11:48 PM

That looks really cool, I love it! Was it worth the effort, the pictures say yes.

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#4 posted 04-08-2021 11:49 PM

Super nice!

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#5 posted 04-09-2021 01:34 AM

Very nice. Great design.

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#6 posted 04-09-2021 12:55 PM

Very nice record cabinet. I bet it was a lot of work!

-- Tom

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