Tool Cabinet Build #8: Starting To Take Shape Now..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 274 days ago 1055 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Refocusing, Reorganizing and Sliding Dovetails.. Part 8 of Tool Cabinet Build series Part 9: Tambour Part 3.. »

It has taken longer than I had hoped to get an update here but I wanted to wait till I had some tangible progress made before posting an update. So after a month of long days at work followed by a family emergency that kept me out of the shop for 3 weeks I have what is starting to look like a cabinet sitting on my bench.

All 52 dovetails were cut by hand essentially the same way. The first set looks like I chewed them out of the wood but they all improved with each corner lol. I am not beating myself up too much about that because these were my first “serious” foray into cutting dovetails. I don’t really count the ones on my bench build *shrug..

I’ll get to the pics now. They can tell the story a bit better than I can.

Now onto getting the inside wall, drawer shelves and slides made then assemble this and get started on the door.

-- Eric -

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Don W

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#1 posted 274 days ago

good to see you back in the shop!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 274 days ago

Lookin’ good as usual Eric. +1 to Don’s comment!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#3 posted 274 days ago

Very nice AF.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 273 days ago

You are courageous to take on so many dovetails in such good wood. And I admire your courage.

Love your blog. Keep it up!

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#5 posted 273 days ago

Thanks guys. It was good to get back into the shop even for just a little bit. Gonna try and squeeze in a bit more time today to get this pulled back apart and fix an error in measuring and possibly get the rabbet on the back cut. Then it will be T&G time.

OBM.. it’s not courage.. just shear ignorance and stupidity lol.

-- Eric -

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#6 posted 273 days ago

That’s a lot of dang dovetails! Well done. That does take courage.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#7 posted 272 days ago

Looking good, man.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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