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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #6: Face Frame Attached and Plugs for Countersink Screw Holes

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 01-26-2017 04:21 AM 1611 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: My Plan for Tomorrow: Wednesday January 25 Part 6 of Roll Around Tool Cabinet series Part 7: Frame Parts: Grooves and Stub Tenons »

Time passed quickly today. I was only able to fasten the face frame to the cabinet case and plug the countersink screw holes today. However, it was a good day. I will use my hand plane to shave some of the excess width of the face frame tomorrow. There is a small fraction that needs to be trimmed.

Also I started to pare flush the plugs. The remainder will be finished tomorrow.

-- --- Happy Howie



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#1 posted 02-24-2017 10:49 PM

Have you found that a flush cut saw doesn’t work in this situation?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 02:06 AM

The flush cut saw worked fine, but it only got the plugs part of the way. Maybe I did not cut it closer to this plywood veneer with the flush cut saw because I was afraid of marking or cutting the plywood’s veneer. You can probably tell I was worried about my technique or lack thereof because of the sandpaper I used to wedge between the saw and the plywood veneer.

My long Narex paring chisel though worked perfectly. I have no worries using it. I guess I could have gone straight to Narex chisel instead of using my flush cut hand saw.

I believe I have Narex chisel as sharp as it can be by learning how to sharpen recently using my Sharpton glass stones. In the Woodcraft sharpening class I took I also learned the value of fine tuning my blades and cutting edges by using a leather strop. I go to the strop often with my hand chisels to get a sharp edge now. I find I can get my chisels very sharp using the strop before needing to use my sharpening stones.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#3 posted 02-25-2017 05:57 AM

Yeah that thin veneer is a good reason to be cautious, and I kind of thought that is why you had the cardboard spacer there, but I thought maybe you had had a bad experience with the flush cut saw…but it is clear that you haven’t because you take these kind of sensible precautions LOL! I think a sharp chisel is often a better solution anyway as I feel it gives you more control of how the wood is removed.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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