Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #4: Final details on the main cabinet

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Blog entry by sras posted 02-07-2021 11:39 PM 822 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I need to put a cutout on each of the 3 shelves and floor. For this I need a template.

Make the cutout on a template. Then locate a shelf on the template blank.

Glue a cleat on each side.

Draw the cutout on each piece.

The next 3 steps are shown here. Rough cut on bandsaw (middle), route with template (bottom), and sand profile (top).

Here’s a piece ready for routing

The template provides extra support while rounding the first edge.

The second roundover is where the template is neccesary to give support to the guide bearing.

And here are all four pieces.

Four pieces … wait … I needed 3 shelves and a floor … TARNATION!!! The floor only needs a radius on the top side!!


Deep breath

Cut a recess.

Square up the corners and cut a patch piece.

Get the patch fitted and glue it in

Trim the patch flush.

Rough cut .

Then rout the profile with the template. NOW I have 4 pieces :)

I wanted to have a similar relief on the underside of the top. This required a new template so I can use a guide collar.

I planned on using the guide collar with my roundover bit (with the bearing removed) but I didn’t have enough clearance. So I formed the round over by hand.

A shorter day today – something about a football game on?

Next up will be the doors.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 02-08-2021 01:43 AM

Nice save on the floor piece.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-08-2021 02:15 AM

Thanks Lew – if you make enough mistakes you can get good at fixing them!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-08-2021 07:09 AM

A lot of work Steve.


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#4 posted 02-08-2021 12:26 PM

Yes it is Jan – luckily I enjoy it!

As I’m sure you know the details are what makes it special

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 02-08-2021 12:43 PM

Coming along, Steve. More than once I’ve had some task where I need to repeat it a number of times, except one that’s different, and I get going and suddenly they’re all all the same and I have to figure out how to fix things. Now I always do the different one first, so it’s more difficult for me to forget. It takes me a little longer, because I don’t get into a rhythm, but it’s a lot quicker than having to go back and make another piece because I can’t figure out how to recover from the mistake.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 02-08-2021 12:54 PM

I need to do that Dave – I had told myself to put one in a different place as a reminder. But plans only work if acted on :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-08-2021 02:43 PM

Nice tutorial Steve, glad you are still working the wood!

Albert AKA Paul

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#8 posted 02-08-2021 02:53 PM

Thanks Paul!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 02-09-2021 12:51 AM

Nice job as always! The journey is the best teacher there is. Kras

-- If you are afraid to make a mistake you never achieve your goals!

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#10 posted 02-09-2021 02:05 AM

Thanks Kras!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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