Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #5: Door construction

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Blog entry by sras posted 02-09-2021 03:40 AM 555 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The door blank needs to be split into 2 parts – a door top and a door front. I’m going to join them with a mitered rabbet joint.

I cut the step for the rabbet on the router table.

The rest of the cuts were done on the table saw. I made sure I had the blade set at an exact 45 degrees.

It took a bit few passes to sneak up on the fit. I was so involved I forgot to take any set up pictures. Here is the result.

I then glued the mitered rabbet as the first assembly step.

While the glue set up I worked on the door sides. After cutting them to length I clamped the door sides and box sides with some sacrificial blocks to cut the notches for the hinges.

Each set of notches required 2 passes. First pass:

Second pass:

Starting the second pass on the second set of notches.

And done!

Once the glue in the mitered rabbet joint was set I added the sides.

That takes care of today. Progress was a little slow with a good deal of fine cuts and fitting.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 02-09-2021 10:26 PM

Slow and steady wins the race. Love those precise cuts.

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

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#2 posted 02-09-2021 10:34 PM

Thanks Lew – This project is small enoguh that even a small misalingment is visible. Takes extra time to dial everything in.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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