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Mortises-Tools Cabinet Back

June 21, 2016 Leave a comment

With my mortise jig complete, the process of measuring and marking begins. I’ve repeated enough steps on this project and take extra care to make sure everything goes right the first time. The first time of course did not include the two additional mortises and tenons I chopped because I put two in the wrong spot. The extra cross member didn’t hurt though and everything went well.


The care certainly paid off and everything fits snugly.


I still have to plane the carcass sides and tidy up before attaching the back. Hope everyone had a good Father’s Day.


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Frame Rework

May 15, 2016 6 comments

The fit of the frame sides is not good and the color worse.spending time analyzing my mistakes it is clear that I ahve not cut the Tenons straight again. The mortises are fine but there needs to be more foocus when I remove the wood for the tenons. Try again.

Taking more care I measured and chiseled out knife wall for the saw cuts. The lumber already looks a better match. The preparation gives me time to consider how to make the Tenons. More care with the router plane and perhaps a longer bed on theplane would help. Roughing the tenon out with a saw, I then take the router plane to size and hopefully maintain a square tenon.

While I’m sharpening my router I also notice the angled blade which I have never used. Giving it a whirl I find it cuts well and I like the fact that I am putting less pressure into the cut. Perhaps this has been causing me to lean the router slightly and ending with an angled tenon.




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Hanging Tool Cabinet Shelf 3

May 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Paul Sellers gives you quite the work out in his projects. There are several extra steps built into this cabinet that prepare you for making the cabinet doors. One of these is a shelf that is more complex than necessary. Where a single board or glued panel  would work well, the project calls for a frame and panel; the same joints that would be required on the door. Not one to shy away from excess joinery I milled the pieces to size and set out to make a frame and panel shelf.


A couple of rough measurements and I glue together a panel for the shelf. Using the parts from my prior mistake I was able to come up with grain that matches well, hopefully the final door panels will come out as well.


Taking the shelf part previsoulsy made that was prepared to recieve the divider I set up my plow plane to groove the edges to accept the panel. It is allways a surprise how quickly this process goes and withing minutes it is completed. The groove then becomes the guide for the mortises that hold the shelf frame together. In the last couple of projects I have been successful with the mortises but struggled to keep the tenons stright. More in the next post.



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Tool Cabinet Dovetails

February 6, 2016 2 comments

Haven’t chopped dovetails for a while, certainly is nice to empty my mind grab a chisel in one hand and a hammer in the other and work away.


A couple of thoughts recent dovetails have been in Sapele and Oak, Cherry takes a slightly different touch. It’s a fun challenge and as I move from joint to joint the accuracy improves.


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