Making a Penn spice cabinet using mostly hand tools. #12: Drawers and double door

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 06-17-2012 10:39 PM 3180 reads 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been slacking quite a bit on this project. I was at the point where I needed to plane all the drawer fronts to final thickness and glue them up and nail the bottoms on. Well I have my next project picked out and that means I have to finsh this one. And I find that when I am working on a project I am really excited about it, and this is no exception. Once I finally got to planing the fronts and assemblying the drawers, I started to see that this project is getting close to done!

I also failed to take pictures of me doing any of the planing, gluing and nailing. Lots of planing, lots of gluing and lots of nailing. I nailed the bottoms on the drawers with an air nailed gun using 5/8 nails.

I do have some tweeking to do, but I will do that after I fully assemble the inside blades.

Now I am onto the door. I had planned on doing a single tombstone planel, but I made a miscut and cut my rails longer than my stiles. Maybe I should start writing things down instead of just measuring and cutting. So plan B, I will make a double tombstone door.

First step was to mark my half circles on the top rail. Front and back.

Then using my crosscut saw I cut almost to the line a bunch of times.

Then I broke then off with a chisel.

Then using rasps I cleaned them up.

Just a little cleaning up to get them a little more even…

I plan on using quilted maple for the panels. I am going to use veneered planels instead of solid wood. So now I need to find some good veneer, and make the planels.

Till next time, thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 01:05 AM

Looking amazing as always! I love how you cut the half circles for the arch’s on tops of you door panel. Its so quick and simple yet so effective! I can’t wait to see the finished project!

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