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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #20: M&T Work on Panel Doors, with Video

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-23-2013 03:31 AM 1794 reads 0 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Began work on the upper doors of the Wall Hung towards the end of Episode 19 by creating a bead detail on the right door while telling you of a rebate needed at the left door.

No pics cutting the rabbet, but the center stiles come together just fine.

All four stiles for the upper doors were cut to rough length and grooved for floating panels ‘too long ago’ to remember…

The rail boards were measured and marked for their rough cuts; those are the pieces that need tenons and will be featured in my first iMovie.

The details of the pre-cut panel grooves were transferred to the #198 mortising gauge, then the ends of each rail board were marked accordingly. What I didn’t picture was the marking of the outside cut-offs from said rails; those marks were made with a third gauge so the measure would be steady to all eight board ends.

With all marks made, I could cut the tenons. The boards were clamped one at a time in the leg vise of the bench for work, but before sawing began I registered the cuts to be made with chisels notches. This is (I think) what Schwarz would refer to a the beginnings of a second class saw cut in that these aren’t show joints but accuracy matters, and by notching it’s clear to the saw how to begin.

Setting the notches and making the deep tenon cuts is seen in the longest four minutes you’ll ever spend watching workshop video. And without further delay, here's my first workshop iMovie...

So at the end of the movie were still shots that tried to relay cutting the cheeks of the tenons. The import picture was this one:

Before registering the rail to the bench hook and getting busy with the backsaw, I used the saw to start the cut while the piece extended plenty far from the bench hook’s back fence. Why? So I could see what I was doing, mostly. And it worked wonderfully. Once the cut was started (again channeling The Schwarz saying, “Nibble, nibble, nibble…”), the piece was placed fully into and against the hook and the saw was worked along the marked line to get all straight for the rest of the downward cut. I thought it went well for each of the sixteen cuts made this way, and before you knew it I was ready for mortises.

Oh, wait. These were haunched tenons. Two pictures should make the marking and cutting of those clear, right?

I cleaned them up with a chisel during final fitting as required, FYI…

So, regarding mortise cutting. I used the Steel City and had no issues. Well, some issues. Okay, I broke the mortiser. Twice. First, the cheapo plastic cam that holds the stand-off rod stripped, making adjustments a pliers-required affair. Yuck. Then the ‘shock absorber,’ or compression system, failed in the down position, and when I pulled the head up, it broke free at both ‘yokes.’ Oh well. At least it could be used (and was used) to complete the job. Only one picture of a mortise, and it’s a bad one. Bad picture, that is. The quality of the mortise was fine, as the fit was right on and there’s lots of places for glue to hold.

There were fit checks and adjustments with the #93 shoulder plane, as you would expect, but it wasn’t with too much fettling that the frames came together and thoughts turned to panels. Yes, the panels I glued up last June. Stickered and dusty, sitting on the lower step of the cast Workmate, waiting right where I left them (man, it’s nice having a dedicated shop space!!!)

First I smoothed them with the.. well… I smoothed them.

Then again set the #198 for raising the panels to fit (man, it’s nice having a dual gauge!!!) with the venerable #78 moving fillister plane.

Dry fit and the excitement builds!

Repeat the process on panel number two (oh, and they were ‘bookmatched’ as best I could back when three re-sawn boards made up each panel) and it looks like I’m ready for glue-up of some doors!

BTW, the location of each rail was marked on the stiles as I checked for square.

Glue-up of first door:

Second door glued up:

And some dry time was required… This is what Table Saws are best at, btw, when you have an accurate RAS.
;-)

More to come, as next time we’ll be setting hinges, trimming doors to fit and getting the doors swinging! As always, thanks for looking and comments welcome!

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



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#1 posted 01-23-2013 03:35 AM

lol and it shows!

You have to set it to something other than “private” or we can’t see it :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 03:37 AM

Okay, I think I figured it out… Let me know!

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 03:40 AM

I can see it now

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 03:46 AM

I watched it, I was waiting for inspirational narration… : )

The hoosier nears stocking!

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 03:51 AM

You confuse me with Stumpy Nubs…

It was a challenge editing footage, getting the two angles down. Maybe should be two minutes vs. four, huh?

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

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 03:56 AM

I too just finished watching it, nice work.

You can also embed the video into your blog post instead of just linking to it too, if you wanted to

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 03:59 AM

It had some nice qualities, I was just waiting with anticipation for you to pop up with a mug shot and some how to commentary. You know, teach me something deep and profound. The live audience seemed to appreciate your completion of the cut. Hopefully, you can crank out more.

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 04:13 AM

I haven’t figured out how to embed the video ‘window’ in the post yet; so far I’ve done the whole run, from film to edit to posting, via the iPad, and I’m still writing the installment and posting the pics for it to Photobucket. This is like work! :-)

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

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 04:36 AM

underneath the video are some tabs that say “About”, “Share”, and “Add to”. It’s under “Share” then “Embed”. Copy-paste, done.

If you’re doing it all from the iPad, I’m relatively impressed. I get annoyed with typing on my tablet, unless I’m using a physical keyboard

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 05:08 AM

Man, there aren’t such tabs within my display… Might have to try a different approach. Yeah, it’s with the pad but I do use the keyboard ‘base’ that the pad docks to (as opposed to the bluetooth ones). It’s quite nice to type and touch.

I don’t have a laptop worth a cr*p, so the iPad is my laptop.

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

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#11 posted 01-23-2013 05:17 AM

I had an asus transformer, (still do, just don’t use it anymore) and got a Microsoft Surface as a tech gift from work. I had the keyboard dock with the transformer, and a type cover for my surface, and I wouldn’t go with out.

I wonder if you’re accessing through a youtube app, or something. I don’t know much about using iPads or I’d try to help lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#12 posted 01-23-2013 05:24 AM

Ladys and gentlemen may I introduce to you. The first spokesman for the Stanley tool company, Smitty
(applause inserted here)
Oh and a wonderful demo on you sawing skills as well.
Smitty got it up in the interweb and it was great.

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

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#13 posted 01-23-2013 05:46 AM

Blog posted!

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

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#14 posted 01-23-2013 05:50 AM

Thanks, Super! Couldn’t have done it tonight without your spot-on suggestions / guidance!

RE: the iPad, or I suppose just about any ‘tablet…’ There are very subtle differences in the way things are displayed and how they work that take time to work through, and this is one of them. I think I’m in YouTube via web interface (vs. an app), and I’m just not seeing what you and Dave each described. I’ll hit it with a Windows box tomorrow and see if I can gain some insight and solve the problem…

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

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#15 posted 01-23-2013 07:15 AM

Smitty if you are using apps on the Ipad. You are tied to there interfaces. I movie will let you upload directly to youtube from the ipad. Get you a few browsers on the ipad. It comes with safari, go get chrome and may be dolphin. Then browse youtube through a browser. Then look for the share, embed code. Notice when you are on your ipad that in the URL line (the site you are on) it may have a m/ or mobile/ in front of the main sites name like www.m.youtube.com. That is telling you you are using the site mobile interface. There should be a button the site to turn that off or just remove the m from the url and refresh the page.

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

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