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Misc. Shop Stuff #57: Nail (Screw) Cabinet - Internals Done!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 12-07-2016 05:54 AM 2344 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“I’ll talk about setting that reference point for stopped dados in the next installment…

That’s simple. The stopped dados are set to allow clearance for the hardware (pulls) to be mounted to the fronts of each drawer. I got that hardware in from D. Lawless in Olney, Illinois.

The depth of that pull set the depth of the drawer fronts. The #198 set the line, and a little chisel work extended the dado to a consistent setback from the front of the soon-to-be cabinet.

Once the center bar was set all proper and final, I had a decision to make. Last time I was set on joining the dividers via egg-crate overlaps. Well, I changed my mind and opted instead to create more stopped dados in the vertical piece.

I helped the #272 router plane along with the flat chisel cut, btw.

Once those were done, I inserted each partition and marked them for notches that were then cut with the gents dovetail saw.

Some glue was applied before all was assembled and made ready for ‘next steps.’

Time to replace the back panel and button up this inside carcase!

Next time, we might apply the external framework, or complete the panel door, or build drawers. More to come, and thanks for looking!

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



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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 09:40 AM

I ordered those same pulls avoit 4 mo ago in anticipation

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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putty

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 01:09 PM

That’s gonna be nice Smitty.
Will you put some kind of finish on the carcass ?

-- Putty

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Don W

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 01:51 PM

What’s planed for the labels?

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 01:57 PM

The stopped dados was a good idea. I like the looks of it.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 02:12 PM

Lookin’ good!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 02:27 PM

Very happy with the pulls and the price of them from Lawless; they are my go-to place for hardware from this point. The plan is to hot-glue an example of each drawer’s contents to a piece of card stock inserted in the pull slots.

Putty, I think the whole thing will get several applications of Howard’s Feed n’ Wax.

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

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 03:27 PM

Such great reading/education material, thank you Smitty.

Will the pulls look as flashy / thickly painted as the example?

Seriously cool looking cabinet coming together Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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SeaFarin

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 03:45 PM

Besides the great work with hand tools, I love that goose neck desk lamp you are using!
My parents inherited the same lamp from my grandparents and we used it on top of the piano back in the 60’s when I had to take piano lessons! Wonder how old it is?

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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visualj

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#9 posted 12-07-2016 05:55 PM

Looks very cool. I am in the process of making one of my own.

One question I have is why you went with the library pulls? I have a nail cabinet my dad made and he just wrote on each drawer what was in there. In fact there are still blue tacks in the blue tacks drawer, and special screws in the special screws drawer.

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#10 posted 12-07-2016 05:57 PM

Thanks for the update and the hardware link Smitty. Nice prices on that site.
What screws are you going to use for the pulls?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 12-07-2016 07:58 PM

visual, I’ve decided to not write on the drawer fronts. Instead, I’ll put a piece of card stock in the pull slot, then hot-glue an example of what’s in the drawer to the front. I’m a visual guy.

Duck, I got screws from here (slotted, of course):

http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/store/c/125-12-Slotted-Flat-Head-Wood-Screws.aspx

And they’ll be some of the contents of the cabinet when it’s done.

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

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#12 posted 12-08-2016 06:12 PM

Pictures and deeper presentation to come, but I’m now re-thinking the plan to apply external framing to this crate… I like it the way it is, nice and simple! Question is, how to attach a door? And, is it rigid enough as-is? Finally, how best to mount it to the wall “sans crating?”

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 12-09-2016 01:57 PM

Always lovely to see woodworking with no rocket involved.
Just hands and wood.
Thanks.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 07-04-2017 06:00 PM

Drawer making underway. One down, fifteen more to go with this step.

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

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#15 posted 07-04-2017 06:11 PM

Note For File: Gang cutting thin stock yields more control / better results.

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

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