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Start of a plan, and a mess

Things are getting messy, dis-organized, and just needs something better,,,
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This entire area needs a "facelift" from the left side's messy pile..
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All the way to the right..
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Lines show the limits I can go to. IF a door would swing open on a new cabinet…it has to clear the plane til.
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This side, nears to clear the drill press handles….

I can go until the ceiling joists, about 48" above the benchtop. And 36" in width….maybe. Depth?
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IF I clean off the "back porch", I'd have up to 4' deep….way too much for my arms…
I could slide the drill press to the left a bit…IF need be..
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4" at the most..meh.

Plan is, the next time Menard's has a sale on 1×12 x 4' planks, I'm buying a stack of the best on the pallet….4 planks for the top, bottom and 2 sides. The rest will be for shelves, and any drawers. Doors will get a 2-4" deep frame around a panel. Panel will be used to hang a few tools on. Back of the cabinet will be T&G planks, so I can hang racks, hooks, shelves and such….May just buy a plank of Car Siding? Or, just make my own.

Some of the tools will get sorted through….keeping the better for use, rest over in a drawer…
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Need to sort through this drawer. Other piles need cleaned up..
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Maybe find a better place for the cases? And NOT sitting with the laundry soap…
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So..about the first week of April….I'll get the lumber….and then we'll see how this goes…..
Stay tuned….


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Clamps came off, build-a-door #2, and other stuff

All clamps came off. 1×4s hauled to the shop…supplies laid out, even found a full box of 2" long, coarse thread screws….
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So, laid the 1×4 x 6' down on the mitre box…find the center…should leave 2 pieces at 36" long…in theory
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I can't hold the saw in a "death grip"...makes sawing go better…also use the entire length…not just more teeth, it keeps the wear on just the middle section of the saw to a minimum . Then glue and clamp time..
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I kept 3 drills set up, counting the one to drive the screws, one to drill a pilot hole, and..
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A Vintage drill, with a 3/8" forstner bit to do 3/8" deep counter bores..saves resetting one drill between three bits.
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About 6-7 screws should do…flip this over, and repeat for the other stile…
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keeping things steady, while I'm working, was a bit of a challenge….then measured how long to make the top and bottom rails…16-7/8" long…came from a bowed 1×4 x 4'...the worst of the bow was in the middle….scrapped that spot. Then glue and clamps, pull things together and flat,,,do the corners first, leave the clamps in place..
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Corners done…lay the door flat on the bench, 6 screws added. rotate, do the other end the same way…
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laid a couple long scraps across the bench. Then start cleaning things up….plane, beltsander ROS….ends were done with the door standing on the floor..
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One dry fit, to see which way looked best….then marked one end as the top…
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"T" for Top. Which meant the while one stile could simply be planed flat..
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The stile that will sit against the other door needed a bevel made….doesn't take much..
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Maybe 5 degrees…beltsander COULD do this, but 36" of stile needed something a wee bit longer..
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Stanley No.7c, Type 9…..then clean up with the sander.
Placed a scrap 1×4 over where this door will go, and got a clamp ready…time for the dry fit..
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You can see the scrap it is sitting on, too…seemed to fit. next Payday I'll buy some piano hinges to install both doors…i even picked out the handle to use..
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Ok, door is as done as I can get it, for now….the rack for the chisels needed cleaned up…
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Planes worked nicely….ends were squared up on the mitre box…
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Shallow counterbores and pilot holes were drilled..
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A Stanley No. 60-1/2 was used to add a bevel to all the sharp edges..
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Ends and all…set the rack into the vise, and checked how the chisels will set..
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This is actually from the back of the rack. May use a counter-sink bit, and give each slot a bevel, for the chisels to sit a bit better…

Legs were getting a bit crampy…3 hours of shoptime….swept the floor, and closed up shop, for the day.

Stay tuned….may do a bit of work on some hangers for handsaws….until I can get the doors hinged.
does anyone have experience with cabinet design software programs. i am looking at sketch up and would like to check out a few other systems



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