Working with recycled timber #73: MC Fish tank Stand Door Work Pt 3

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-17-2017 06:26 AM 1121 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After my crook leg episode I directed my activities to replicating the door for the center cupboard.

I set up the shaper to cut the profiles and did heaps of test runs before being satisfied that I could pass off a reasonable copy.

The trim bits

A lot off bench fiddling about went on until I was happy to go at the assembly

If found to get the best accuracy for both the bullnose and raised panel part I needed to cut the profile on a larger piece of timber and then trim it down.

Note the saw was not running when I took this picture

Then for the backing board I grooved a piece of ply to replicated the lap joints and screwed it on the back

Then I the cut each piece at 45 deg oversize and and then sanded it to a tight fit and then finalised the assembly by glueing the corners and spot glued the trim along the length.

Its a bit rough with a few waves in the raised panel section but should pass off as professional!!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 01:40 PM

not too shabby buddy id say you were successful in replicating that door.what about the finish are you going to tackle that?finishing is not my strong point,thats why i mostly use oil.nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 07:18 PM

Thanks Pottzy.

The staining will be another challenge, there is a series of offcuts (scrap) left over all destinied to become test victims in the attempt to replicate the stain finish, the final finishong coat I assume is satin by the looks of it.

-- Regards Rob

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