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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #5: What's In a Partition?

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 04-14-2012 09:55 AM 1445 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Inspiration Piece features a couple of partions with great curves that I want to replicate in my cabinet, so I pulled out paper, pencil and scissors and set about tracing one of them.

The original:

Put on paper:

I did the glue-up of the panel last week, and planed it true and smooth.

The orig is 21” and that means the pattern is not ‘to scale’...

But a photocopier came to rescue… I Shaded the profiled edge of the pattern and reduced the copy 78% to get to the 15” range needed for this build. Ready to trace onto the partition:

Cuts made with the coping saw (no scroll or I might have tried that), turned the blade to a couple of angles and it went well. Then some rasp work. (Saw handle refurb skills are tranferable!)

Sanding through 220 grit for now, and it looks pretty good!

How does this fit into the cabinet? Well, that’s the next installment, perhaps.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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racerglen

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 01:20 PM

Always keep ‘em hanging eh ?
Nice work Smitty !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 01:32 PM

I am always impressed at the resemblance between a man, his shop and his capabilities.

Some woodworkers amass a collection of tools and others use them. You my friend appear to be a user.

A Trap Drum set in the shop, I can identify with that. I was a drummer for several years in the 60’s when “Wipeout” was much more than a distant memory.

Furniture quality display/storage cabinets in Smitty_Cabinetshop’s Shop, befitting of the moniker. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Dave

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 01:42 PM

Smitty I like the reduction with the photocopier. Great idea. The build is progressing nicely. Good times.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 02:53 PM

Len- I’m one of four old farts that get together and play about four times a year. We’ve actually recorded several Beatles albums for our own enjoyment :-) Next up is a dozen tracks from Tommy… That will be interesting.

Thinking through all the joinery possible / adventagious prior to buttoning up (gluing!) the carcase. In the meantime, another post on dado cutting (Ahhh!! Ooooo!) is in the offing. Thanks, all, for your time and comments.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 04:41 PM

Nice Curves Smitty, and I like the copier patern shrinking trick.

Are we going to see some dados cut with that exotic new saw you got?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 05:01 PM

Before this build is done, definitely!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 05:02 PM

^ +1 Mauricio

Thanks Smitty! Great work.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 05:09 PM

What type of finish are you going to use? Nice progress so far.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 05:39 PM

Inside, nothing except (maybe) Watco’s, not sure. Pine outside will be painted, front just may be 7/8” cherry. That I won’t paint. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 01:00 AM

Seeing you do those curves made me wonder. Have I ever seen you do any spokeshave work? It seems that would be right up your alley.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 01:03 AM

Huh… I have a couple of them, didn’t think to try them on these curves. Rats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 01:10 AM

That lamp catches my eye every time it is in a pic.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 01:19 AM

It’s become a fixture I don’t want to do without. And I never thought I’d have a lamp on my bench…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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