used a needle file. just followed the angles already there.Plugs done, latches installed, stain applied
Update on that plug cutter, needed sharpened…and a skinny board for the vise on the drill press. was having trouble cutting the plugs..
Once they were made, a small screwdriver could pop them out, dab of glue on the narrow end, and tap into place..
let the glue set a bit. Chisel and a tap with the hammer to trim the plugs down…block plane to smooth things out.
Sharpened the cutter, today..
And made the last 11 plugs. made a road trip to Lowes, and picked up the latches..
used a tool by Irwin, to start the screw holes..
hard part was setting the latches so they closed the doors up tight..
Then installed the last of the plugs, trimmed them flush, and sanded them smooth..
IF you watch how the grain runs, plugs will almost disappear…almost…Then gave the door#2 a brushed on coat of Witch's Brew..
Added a strip to the bottom edge of #2
And a couple more keepers for the braces..
getting a bit crowded? Chisel rack also got a finish…to protect the steel from the Oak in the rack..
So…I think this is about ready to "open for business"?
just be sure to close the doors, when done..
Might be ready to post as a "Project"?
Insides are still a work in progress, trying to find the best way to stash things…without a crowd…
Piling up in the corners…
It had a lot of carbon build up, from burning it's way through Ash and Oak…
I had it clamp points upward in the vise. And just followed the angles.