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A Stepback Cupboard build #2: Shelves and webframes

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-04-2018 10:25 PM 426 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A start up.. Part 2 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 3: A face frame gets built »

OK, grooves were milled, needed some shelves made..

Used this vintage Skil saw 6” to cut down a small panel of 3/4” plywood. Router was reset.

Needed this fence, set about half way into the bit. I clamped each shelf blank on end, and added a backer board. Plywood was the normal “Borg” stuff…and bowed a bit..

No problem, clamps to take the curves out, long enough for the router to work….also gave a wider area for it to ride on.
The place the backer on the other face, and repeat..

Once the dovetails could slide along, a wood block and a hammer to drive each shelf into place, while I worked on the other shelf…no glue was used, or needed..

I had to mill a tongue on the front of the panels, and a rebate along the back edge, Stanley 45 did both..

Tongue milled, for the face frame to align to.

Helps when you can clamp things to the bench….rebate to hold the 1/4” plywood back panel..

Set this aside…

As I had two webframes to build. Along with a 1×6 for the drawer’s sides ( pine) I also picked up a couple 1×2 x 6’

Webframes are to let the drawer slide. a top one with a kicker, a bottom one for the drawer to ride on.

Mortise and tenoned corners, Three screw holes on the ends. A spot of glue at the center screw’s locations.

Top frame has a kicker. this keeps the drawer from tipping down, when you pull the drawer out. Does not actually guide anything. With the two shelves in, and the webframes in, I ould add a back to the case…

Glue in the rebates, screws and small nails. Then I could get this onto the floor for a bit. I placed the top on the bench, flattened the “underside” as best as I could. Center the case onto the top..

Top panel. Before I could put the case up here, I needed six holes drilled. One on the ends of the webframes, about in the center. The four slotted holes, two up front, two in the back edges of the webframes…THEN hoist the case up onto the top panel, and add 6 screws,...

Screw were a bit too long. Each was used to “start” a hole into the top, then a grinder to knock about 1/8” off the end of each screw. Then drive each home. Repeat for each screw.

This old saw came out again. Top was a tad too long, trimmed the far end square to the front, and to the length needed. Width was a bit much, too…...sliced a bit off the front edge, mainly to remove a waney edge.

Then the beltsander, to hog the high spots down, and round the corners, a bit.

Stay tuned, more to come…

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