Furniture #34: Shoe Rack Cabinet Door hinges fitted and The tilt drawer started

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-04-2017 09:01 AM 4695 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK after getting some good advice I decided to stop waiting for a miracle and get on with the hinge work.

The hinges are Euro style inset for frameless cabinets type with blocks to simulate a frameless cabinet.
Not something I wanted to do but needed to get on with it so this is what I did.

The hinge arrangement.

There are small blocks attached to the cabinet sides building the profile out flush with the face frame.
Not the best looking solution but I needed to get some progress going.

Here are the doors in the closed position

Some shots of the doors open.

The left hand side door.

The right hand side door.

The production of the blocks was not without its issues, trying to make them as less obtrusive as possible led to quit a few in the bin.
Then add the chinese screws supplied with the hinges generated another problem, the tips broke off in the wood, I didnt realise what was happening at first until I took a closer look at the screws

Have a look at thiis.

Another view

The result.

I thought ar first they were copper screws so I clamped one in the pliers and ground the head and then checked with a magnet sure enough the were ferrous.
Obviously not hardened like “normal” screws so I sent them all on a council arranged holiday somewhere!

Forgot, something I fitted the floor first!!

Overcoming that I moved onto the top tilt out drawer.

I used some plywood for the frame and set about glueing it all together.

Here it is in the clamps.

General description:
The “tits” just visible above the sash clamps on the R/H side are the stops, which may require tuning upon fitup.

Looking at the picture The tilt frame is in the closed position and oriented correctly, the left hand side and the highest part of the “bat wing” is the front and the panel section Front will go on here.

Fiddling about while the glue dries.

I tried to determine where the partitions should go.

Ignore the clamps they are just there to try to position the dividers.

another view.

Well thats it for today pack up time.

Oh BTW speaking of miracles I PMed Patron so if your a buddy you will be interested to learn he is OK ,still getting older, has a sick brother and the winter has slowed his shop work, but he was happy for my welfare check up.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 12:40 PM

looking good there robert
we do what we have to
to get things right
sometimes it works
sometimes it leads to further improvements
all part of the craft

thanks for the check-up

rain here today
so procrastination is in the works
it’s either that or more cleaning (groan)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 02:16 PM

Those screws look… well… screwed.

Is the open back to let the odour out?

PS. See no problems with the successful blocks… good recovery.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 02:31 PM

I have been in that situation before, with the hinges.
I prefer to run a full strip up the side instead of blocks. The full strips don’t look as intrusive, looks more like it was planned than an after thought,
but that also leads to notching the shelves if there are any.
Only other thing I could suggest is to always pre drill for screws. (which I’m sure you already know)

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 10-05-2017 12:38 AM

Rob… OK on those hinge blocks… You have look really hard to see them… LOOKS GOOD to me!
Good move!

Too bad about those cheap screws… Ever use SPAX screws? I like’em…

You’re doing good!

I hope Patron is OK… The COLD time is rapidly approaching… I think he has enough wood to keep him nice and cozy over the winter…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 10-05-2017 01:26 AM

... You have look really hard to see them… Joe Lyddon
r’c’, Don’t you dare to ever close the doors… I’ll never see the blocks again!



I prefer to run a full strip up the side instead of blocks.
- jbay

That get’s my 2nd. vote… are we still a democracy?

PPS. At my age one needs many a p’s..

PPPS. (too many “P”s…phew… relief)... Sorry r’c’, one can only say good job without repetition so many times… I need to pick the Mickey out of replies for MY sanity (and I hate bypassing replies)...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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