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Misc. Shop Stuff #26: New Medicine Cabinet, Pt 2

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 284 days ago 807 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last go-round, I insisted the project was moving along quickly. Hah. Today it was still like this (foot in the picture and all), on the floor of my shop.

Some planing of the inside face got the post-glueup faces cleaned up, then the #62 was called on to get the mirror doorframe to size for the cabinet’s overall frame.

It fit!

Now onto some hinges. Old hinges, found screws in the wood screw drawer (which was tough, eight of them rqd), got to do some chislin’ and malletin’ work, which was nice.

Drilled the holes with a Mohawk-Shelburne eggbeater.

And the hinged door fit too!

Stuff the mirror inside the back rebate (with a bit of silicone caulk applied for a bedding), then clamped all into place so the caulk has time to set up.

Time to hit the cabinet with primer and get ready for finishing overall! Thanks for looking (and it was nice to get back into the shop!!)

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



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lysdexic

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#1 posted 284 days ago

Did you use one of your new turn screws?

-- 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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 284 days ago

No sir, I did not. Went with the Hurwood…

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

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 284 days ago

Looking forward to the painted product. All I have is a 71 router, how do you like the small one? Also the drill, MF 2A?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 284 days ago

I love the #271 for mortising small hinges (like above). One side open throat, other side closed. It’s one of the simplest of tools, and it works. The eggbeater is a MF-made, economy line drill: Mohawk-Shelburne. Value priced tools all started coming out around the time of the Depression (see also Stanley 4-Square line) that didn’t have any bells or whistles.

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

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#5 posted 284 days ago

Coming along nicely Smitty. I enjoy seeing those old tools and especially when they are actually being used.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 283 days ago

Its looking really nice Smitty!

Sweet 62 action! I love the patina the mallet handle is taking on there to.

Is that some kind of center finder for the hinges I see there?

-- 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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#7 posted 283 days ago

Maur, that mallet gets good ‘southern exposure’ as it’s placed next to the window normally. Big enough to be quite persuasive if I need it to be (with a set of someday mortise chisels), yet with enough balance to run the SW bevel edgers. I still reach for my thor-shaped mallet when it’s Everlasting time.

That punch is exactly that; put the edge in and press down; a retracted tip comes down to create a 1/16” starter mark in the center of each hinge fastener hole. I’ll have to get a name off it and a better pic tonight.

The more I use the #62, the more I understand the talking heads that have offered the ‘low angle planes replace all the rest!’ mantra. Even though it’s too long to be a real smoother, it’s an effective smoother. It kills end grain. The A2 iron holds an edge forever… And it looks hoss.

Thanks, Mike! Are you suggesting some folks have old tools like these but choose not to use them? Crazy Talk!

;-)

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

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#8 posted 283 days ago

Nice work Smitty. Old school style with fashion and flair (nice slippers).

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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AnthonyReed

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#9 posted 283 days ago

Thank you Smitty; ever a pleasure watching you work.

The #62 used to get the door to size, did you work from the outsides of the stiles toward the rail center or one continuous pass along the entire door’s top? I see chip-out and am wondering if that is the cause.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 283 days ago

Tony – outside working in. That blow-out was due to me not paying attention and going too far. The chip fell on the floor, and the floor refused to give it up. So it’s a feature for now…

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

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AnthonyReed

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#11 posted 283 days ago

Got it. Thank ya Sir.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#12 posted 283 days ago

I looked for that stinkin’ scrap for awhile, then gave up. Because it’ll be a painted piece, I may square up a notch and do a filler. Haven’t decided yet, still kinda aggravated that it happened, wouldn’t be hard to fix.

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

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Don W

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#13 posted 283 days ago

the floor refused to give it up. So it’s a feature for now…

Signature worthy right there.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#14 posted 283 days ago

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

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AnthonyReed

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#15 posted 283 days ago

Kilz is great stuff. So is seeing this come together….

-- ~Tony

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