It has been a busy few days here in Sisters, Oregon. The weather has been wonderful – warm and dry with temperatures in the 70-80’s. Since we arrived, I have finished the tops for my two cherry quilt chests. I just completed installing the hardware. Tomorrow morning we will deliver them to the Clearwater Gallery. Delivery day will be my last posting on this series, except of course, hopefully, an update when they sell!
Getting ready to install the hardware.
I like to install everything with steel screws which get replaced with brass screws on final assembly. This helps prevent striped or broken screws. Brass breaks real easy!
Using an Insty Bit set from Rockler to get good alignment of hardware screws. I use masking tape to help hold the brass piano hinge in place while loating the screw holes.
Using 3M Command Adhesive Tape to hold the lid in place on the brass piano hinge in preparation of locating the lid hinge screws.
Making use of a couple of cardboard shims to elevate the hinge leaves allowing firm contact with the lid and the 3M Command Adhesive Tape.
A trim gauge helps to even out the lid overhang reveal.
Using a couple of scrap pieces of cherry to align the back of the lid with the back of the case. After a final check for even overhang with the trim gauge, the protective backing on the tape is removed and the lid will be firmly attached to the hinge.
After lifting the lid and drilling the screw holes. Steel screws are inserted and removed. The tape is then removed prior to final insertion of brass screws. Hand modeling by Beth!
One down, one to go and two to deliver!
I am planning on shooting some video tomorrow when Beth & I deliver the chests. The gallery has some beautiful turnings on display from a local wood turner. I will shoot some photos of his work for you guys!