Blonde's Maple Martini Cabinet #1: Phase II

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 12-02-2015 09:43 AM 965 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I started Phase II this weekend. I wasn’t happy with the shoe moulding on the bottom. When I was sanding I had a black streak of sap wood appear. I made a 2nd layer of moulding which I think added to the visual interest. I cut, routered and mounted the butcher block top to the base unit.

Cut all the 22.5 angles and glued up the vertical stiles. Started the layout for the upper cabinet today. I cut all the rails and I’m getting ready to cut the rabbets for the back and make the top for the upper cabinet. More pics to follow

Thanks for Looking

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 10:43 AM

Looks beautiful Ken, it should look really great in your house.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 12:49 PM

That is really looking good. I bet Blonde is happy and if your home is like mine, when the wife is happy then everybody is happy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 02:18 PM

Lookin’ Good!

That moulding really adds a classic touch.

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

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 03:00 PM

Great looking project! It will be very impressive when finished.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-02-2015 03:27 PM

This is coming along beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 03:32 PM

great looking job Ken. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 04:46 PM

Thx everyone she is extemely happy that she is getting her new cabinet. happy wife happy life. Lol
Making the foot moulding was alot of fun. I like making that from scratch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 05:12 PM

Nice job. The molding is a nice personal touch. Its gonna be great!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 12:46 AM

Looks like you’re making good progress! When you’re finished, the martinis are on you!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 10:58 AM

You Bet, Our bar is always open. Especially to fellow lumberjocks!!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 12-03-2015 04:12 PM

coming along nicely, looking forward to the finished product. thanks for sharing…

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#12 posted 12-04-2015 01:09 AM

WOW… Ken… There is MORE?!

I thought that was it… Just the base… a Fancy island, against the wall, for food preparation, etc. on a Butcher Top cutting board!

That is going to LOOK just AWESOME!!

I am eagerly waiting to see MORE!

Hey, that Martini party sounds good too! :)

Nice going…

So, I guess you removed the molding that covered that Black Boot mark… How did you fix it? Sand it, Route it OUT?

COOL project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 12-04-2015 01:44 PM

Thx all. Joe, I wrapped another layer of moulding around the base. I made it on the router table. Came up 3/4 of the old moulding, this cover the spot and gave it more visual interest.

Making progress.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 12-04-2015 03:49 PM

Really nice work Ken! I know Blonde will be bragging about your work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 12-25-2015 06:18 PM

Oh yes yes yes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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