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Small Cabinet #4: Face frame on - a few firsts!

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 2020 days ago 788 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Coming along with my cabinet. Part 4 of Small Cabinet series Part 5: Working on the drawer - got frustrated with dovetails :-( »

I’ve got to be coming up on a record for myself of slowest build to any project I’ve ever done. But at last I have attached the face frame to my cabinet and have the drawer webbing in place. Nothing great to look at—but I’m proud of it all the same.

I’ve had a couple of firsts on this project. One being that I managed to put a new burr on my scraper!!! That in itself is big news for me. Then I managed to actually use the scraper to clean up the sides of the cabinet a bit. Also, with this face frame, instead of trying to get it to fit exactly on the cabinet, I made it about 1/32 larger and after attaching it, I used a hand plane to level it to the sides. This technique works so much better than trying to get the measurement exactly right – I always ended up sanding the heck out of my sides to make them even with the face frame—- but no more!

Any how – here is a picture of my progress. I’m going to work on the drawer next.

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I know my proportions are way off – but the size will fit the requirements of the friend who wants the cabinet. Maybe this will start a new trend in woodworking——out of proportion stuff. I’d be queen of the movement!

Thanks for looking.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!



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lew

9958 posts in 2361 days


#1 posted 2019 days ago

I think it looks great, Betsy! The customer is always right, too!

It seems like just a week ago you were lamenting about only having the physical strength to sharpen some chisels. Now we see an almost completed cabinet. Way To Go!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Blake

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#2 posted 2018 days ago

Wow, this looks great!

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Betsy

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#3 posted 1998 days ago

Thanks guys. I appreciate the encouragement.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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