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A Stepback Cupboard build #13: Build a door?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-28-2018 01:21 AM 346 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Bookcase needs a door Part 13 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 14: Door is done, start on a finish? »

Not sure IF this is the hard way, or the easy way, to build a door….
About 11:00 am started down to the shop…going to be a LONG day.
Got the panel out of the clamps..wasn’t too bad, really…..set up to square the ends.

Little 6” circular saw to make the cuts…..then tried to flatten the faces of the panel a little bit better..

Meh…work in progress, was also trying to decide which face looked the best…..coin flip?
Set up one other power tool..

That was going to come in very handy….either the shop is too warm, or…I am working way too hard for a Saturday…
Once I figured out which was to be the “show” side, I laid out to start a few bevel cuts..

1-1/2” in from the edge. I bevel the end grain ends first….ala Paul Sellers

I keep my panel flat on the bench. Once that line is erased, I can swing the panel around, and do the other end grain end. That way, IF there is a blow out along the edge, the next set up will erase it..

Like this. The Millers Falls Jack plane hogged most of the waste off….then a #4 smooth plane cleaned things up.

Ok, bevels are done, but things are still to thick….flip the panel over, and work on the “inside” of the panel..

Involves this little plane, first. I rebate the end grain ends….

Until a rail will fit..

Then do the other end grain end the same way….I didn’t want to mess with the spur on the 78….set it aside, and set up the Stanley 45…..to do along the long grain edges..

The shoulder plane was a “just in case” thing…dry fit the stile…

Then did a bit of Mortise & Tenon work, on the stiles and rails..

Thought I could spread some glue and apply a few clamps….wrong. Had to readjust one of the rebates, panel was a hair wider than it should be at one end ( now the cussing really started in…made a Marine blush sort of thing)..finally got things to almost fit together….enough that a few clamps could be added…

Had to add a bunch of cauls, to keep the corners flat….will let this mess sit a day….I have a little something extra for those corners…

These will be on the inside of the door….one per corner. Then I can fit the door to it’s opening, and add a few hinges? Maybe?

Quitting time was at 2:30 pm…..LONG day. Stay tuned, maybe tomorrow, I can get something done?

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