Pine Pantry Cupboard #8: One door done..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-23-2017 12:36 AM 951 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And one to go. Last weekend, I was away from the shop for a while. Had some tools to rehab. I went and got a few supplies for this Pantry Project. Turned out I needed a couple more items, more on that later.

Ok, plan was to rip one of the 1×10s right down the middle. Not enough room in the shop….6’ board…cut it down to 5’1”.....much better. Bandsaw to do the rip. Needed to cut another 1×10 to that 61” length. Joint an edge, apply a bead of glue, and clamp the narrow add-on to it.

Needed to add a few cauls to keep things close to flat..

And let it sit overnight..

Once I could take the clamps back off, I jointed the bandsawn edge….have a plan for it..

Involves using this old plane. Set up to make a “lip” on the edge..

This will be where the other half of that 1×10 will meet up. Have to mill a matching lip on Door#2, later.

Decided today to install Door#1, just to get it OUT of the shop….I squared one end off, hauled the door upstairs to the Pantry…..test fit showed I needed to skinny the width down by 7/8” and trim the length by 3/8”....trudge back down to the shop, make the cuts. Needed to plane the glue lines, and joint the newly sawn edge. Had a few planes handy..

The two jointer planes are a Stanley No. 8 and an Ohio Tool Co. #0-7. The little plane is a #3 sized Millers Falls No.8. Needed the little fellow at one spot that the jointers just coasted over. I also used a block plane to ease a few corners. Hauled the door back upstairs to the kitchen. Opened a pack of “T” hinges….first two when on nicely..

But had a little trouble with the bottom one…..stool I sat on to install the hinge broke and sent me out on my back onto the floor. Got a better chair to sit on, and did the third install.

There was aknot in this 1×10. I tried to resaw right through the middle of it. When both doors are shut, the knot will look “whole” Inside wasn’t too bad, though..

Ok, had to keep moving, lest things stiffen up from the fall. Cleared the bench top..

Got out the last of the 1×10s, and marked for length..

Crosscut by splitting the line. Placed the board into the vise, and jointed an edge to glue to..

Moved the board a bit, and got a few clamps ready. Had to clean the nozzle on the glue bottle, BEFORE I could spread any Elmer’s around. Worked my way back from the tils..

Adjust the glue line as I went. Still needed the cauls..

One on each end, and one in the middle. The way today was going..

Yeah….no room to get ME past the washer. Dug out a welding “C” clamp that did NOT stick out so far, and replaced the visegrip clamp. I think I’ll call it a day.

BTW: Hinges? I thought I had bought 3 packages of hinges to give me three per side….hmmm, only found two?
Senior Moment? Now I need to go back and buy a pair of hinges, and hope they match the ones installed.

Maybe tomorrow, I can get Door #2 fitted? If the body is able to move, that is. I don’t bounce as well as I used to.

Stay tuned, we are almost done with THIS project….


What you see is about half of what I brought back home. some Cherry, mainly maple, and some Poplar. Somebody’s “Scrap” pile was raided. Now I just have to figure out what to make next. Need to get the Pantry done, first…..stay tuned..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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