This week has been all about getting the door frames dovetailed together for the box style front doors on this cabinet. This was a nice task to finally finish as it gives me a final dimension for the cabinet to see and start planning the base for. More on that to come but first the doors..
A couple weeks ago while finishing up the tambours I went ahead and ripped and cut to length the wall panels for the doors.
So with those sitting around already all that was left was to get to cuttin’ some dovetails..
Then came along a new Doucette and Wolfe build video (worth searching for on YouTube..) and I got a hair to get fancy and cut the tails on the tops smaller than the bottom to get some small pins for contrast.. got a bit carried away and these turned out VERY small.. too small really but with some glue they will hold just not very practical… not recommended.
Then came time to mark and cut the tiny pins.. this leads us to our bonus tool mod for this entry..
Bonus Tool Mod
I could barley get my thinnest marking knife in between the tails to mark the pins with so after some thinking this is the solution I came up with and I wish I had done this WAY sooner.. works perfectly!
For any of you who have one of these P.O.S. Crown flush cut saws out there and have been as bummed as I was when I realized just what a waste of money it was..
I found a use for it.. it just requires you to remove the blade (easy enough to do with a vise) reduce the height of the brass back a bit on a belt sander to give better clearance… replace the blade in the brass back with some epoxy.. shorten the blade to the length of the back and you have a VERY nice dovetail marking saw..
It took about a total of 10 minutes to get it fixed up..
The blade is way too thin to work as a flush cut saw without bending with the slightest effort but is perfect to get a nice and flush saw kerf started for cutting pins..
So with that done I got the tails finished and now have 2 doors ready for the face panels and glue..
Next up is the raised frame and panel door fronts..
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"