I realized yesterday morning that I was getting way ahead of myself trying to make the saw till with the door guides before the case was assembled. I need to know the exact dimensions of the space it will occupy before I build it *doh!
So I got re-organized and turned my focus on prepping the panels for assembly. First thing on that list was to knock out the grooves for the sliding dovetailed drawer cubbies.
I asked my helper if he wanted to help me out but he was busy chilling on the couch..
So it was up to me to figure these out ;-)
I had originally planned to make a dovetail stair saw for this and will probably still make one (plus a stair saw) but I was in the mood to get these done so I made a fence with an angle cut in the face in the mean time.
I laid out my lines and knifed the cut line then back cut it with a chisel to get a good kerf for the saw to follow across the 2 faces. Set up the fence and going reeeeeaaaallly slowly at first to establish the cut I used my D8 to cut the line on both sides.
Then I used a chisel to remove as much waste as I could reach with it on both ends to establish the depth.
Then I sharpened up my new router plane and removed the rest of it. This guy worked great! One problem though was my blade holder. I should have known this would happen because I didn’t wrap the brass around the back corner but I was hoping for the best and I was wrong lol. The wood snapped upon first use so I will have to rebuild that.
Luckily I had a blade holder from a #71 that I used as a template for this one that fit nicely and got the job done.
She makes nice curlies!
Then I repeated the process on the second groove and by the end of the day I had 2 dovetailed grooves ready for their respective shelves which I will wait to make till the case is assembled for the same reasons as the saw till.
Now I am goignt o head to the orange store to brainstorm material for the dividing wall. Once that is decided on I can gut the dado for it and get to dovetailing the case together.
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"