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Tea Bag Holder Cabinet #6: Box Assembly

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Blog entry by sras posted 02-12-2021 02:30 AM 567 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This entry covers the last 3 days.

I got the door assembly out of the clamps. So far so good.

And here is where all the time went. It took 2 days to get the finish right on the interior surfaces. I masked off any surface that would accept glue later.

Time for a side project while the finish dries. My hinges came with #2 sized screws. If I open up the countersinks I can use a #4 which has a lot more holding power. I used my sacrificial block from cutting the hinge notches to hold the hinge.

You can see how much bigger the countersink is. This allows the #4 screw to sit flush with the hinge.

Once I got an acceptable finish on the interior surfaces it was time to glue up the box. I did a couple of dry fits to make sure everything would go as planned.

Lots of clamps in a small space.

Some of you might have noticed that the hinge notches overlap with the shelves. Now I can finish the notch with some chisel work.

All notches done.

And that completes the basic build of the box.

Next up will be more work on the doors.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive



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#1 posted 02-12-2021 02:53 AM

Looking really good,Steve

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

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#2 posted 02-12-2021 03:30 AM

Thanks Lew!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-14-2021 01:32 PM

It’s looking real good! I like the hinges.

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

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#4 posted 02-14-2021 04:09 PM

Thanks Kras – the brass hinges look great but they take a bit of effort to get everything aligned.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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