Now lets add the holes to attach the ends. First mark a line 5/8” from the edge of the bottom, back and side.
An easy way to do this is to use a compass.
Using a compass just scribe the line.
You will end up with lines like this.
Then just mark the locations for 3 holes. I started 3/4” from the edge on the bottom and top. (the top was a big mistake so don’t use 3/4” for the top) For the top use 1 1/4” from the from edge as shown below. I used 1 1/2” from the edges on the back.
Here you can see the holes I messed up on. I didn’t take into account that the hole would screw the door shut. Bummer! I’ll show you how I fixed it in another lesson.
I will be using #8 screws 1 1/4” long to attach the ends. I start out by drilling small holes in all the places you marked. You can use 3/32 or 7/64 or 1/8” drill. I use a small drill hole to use it as a guide when I drill through the ends and into the body. This will assure that the holes are lined up exactly. You will see that on another lesson.
At this point we want to make sure that we mark the ends as “Outside” and “inside”. Set the pieces as shown below and use some tape to mark the outside, because in the next step we will counter bore the holes with a 3/8” drill as you can see below.
To make sure that we don’t drill all the way through the part, we’ll make a stop block. Just take a piece of scrap wood and drill a 3/8” hole down the length as shown below.
It should be long enough so that only enough drill bit is sticking out to drill half way through the end pieces. Then fearlessly drill out your holes.
This ends this lesson. Next we will glue up the case.
I guess I have been explaining pretty good since I have had no questions so far.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX