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Tool Chest Refurb #18: Final Hardware Install

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 332 days ago 1331 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s what I’ve had:

The vertical saw till needed flush ring pulls, and those finally came in this week. Tonight was install time.

First to practice on pine. Traced it with a knife, chisel’d (carefully) and drilled and got the fit right. Lots of chiseling ahead on a much narrower piece of walnut.

Removed the saws and square from the till and set it up on the bench for work.

Chisel’d out the square, marked for the deep, recessed cut needed for the pull. Used the forstner in a suitable brace.

Pre-drilled for the screws (phillips type, but those will be replaced with slotted screws when I get them…)

Done, and Done.

As always, thanks for looking!

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



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Airframer

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#1 posted 332 days ago

GASP! Phillips Head Screws in a Smitty build? Dude you are slipping! ;-) Looks great btw :-D

edit – Just noticed you mentioned they will be replaced.. my faith in all that is good has been restored lol.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 332 days ago

Looking good. When the final installment comes out, I look forward to the before/after photos. I have forgot what shape/condition it was in before the work began.

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WayneC

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#3 posted 332 days ago

Well done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 332 days ago

Project Post!

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90140

EDIT: Oh, my…

Eric, don’t panic. Phillips will be replaced, just have to find the right size slotted screws. What I bought was too big…

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

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#5 posted 332 days ago

and don’t forget timed! we’re watching

-- "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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#6 posted 332 days ago

Roger that!

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

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 332 days ago

The forstner bit, a special one for braces or an ordinary DP type?

-- "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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#8 posted 332 days ago

Ordinary. The brace jaws accepted it pretty readily, worked great.

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

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#9 posted 332 days ago

sweet. Your the epitome of galootness!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#10 posted 332 days ago

Very nice.

-- ~Tony

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Brit

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#11 posted 332 days ago

Wow Smitty, not much room for error chiselling that out was there? Did you consider turning it 90 degrees and offsetting it so that when the pull was lifted it pulled in the center of the drawer? Probably wouldn’t look as nice, but would have given you a bit more wood around the outside. Just curious. Looks great.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#12 posted 332 days ago

Just visited the project post and realised that you installed two pulls, not one.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 332 days ago

No, Andy, not much margin at all…

I tried turning them, simply didn’t look right. Fortunately went well, just had to take my time that’s all.

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

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#14 posted 329 days ago

I love the hardware.

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

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#15 posted 326 days ago

Nice hardware and nice work Smitty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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