Glass doors for the 6 medicine cabinets

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Blog entry by PaBull posted 09-07-2008 04:40 PM 1299 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(I posted this yesterday in HR)

Today I was busy making the glass doors for the medicine cabinets for all the bathrooms in the house. I thought I might as well share the fun with you guys. First thing I had to do after I cut the styles and rails, was make a jig to do the coping on the router table. My router table is build in with the table saw, very basic. Here some pictures of that jig.

The pictures are not the best, I took them with my PDA, sorry.

The jig rides against the edge of the table.

Now here the jig in action:

I used an old caulking gun to keep the rail in place.

Next was the sticking of the styles and rails.

I was afraid that 1.5” styles and rails would not stay together, so I reinforced by using the Kregg to put some screws in each corner.

After the doors were put together, I had to remove the back lip to make these doors “glass doors”.

I changed the router bit and moved the barrings all to the top.

I took several passes to remove all the wood.

Next was the fillers.

Planing them down.

And squaring up the corners.

I will keep you posted when they are installed and finished.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 09-07-2008 04:56 PM

Thanks for the lesson.

That has to be the neatest use of a caulking gun I have ever seen!!! I hate to think of how many potential clamps I have thrown away.

Thanks again for a great post!


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

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#2 posted 09-07-2008 05:01 PM

I got the idea from a design for a table saw sled. So I took it of my table saw sled and used it for this router sled.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 09-07-2008 10:12 PM

Well now, you really lost me! Instead of all this, why didn’t you just use the rail and stile cutter that produces the glass frame insert at the same time??

There would have been no back removing, the rounded corners would have been square to begin with, and there would be no need for the Kreg picket screws, although they could be put in anyway if one enjoys the extra holes. Nor do I understand the purpose of the jig(s) shown.

Please enlighten me to what I might be missing. Thanks.

-- Regards, Steve2

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#4 posted 09-07-2008 11:36 PM

Moilly, because of the door detail my wife choose, it is the square shaker style door. Look closely at the detail…..

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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