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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #9: Catching things up, face frame installed

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-08-2018 11:47 PM 356 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Part 2, the Sunday Follies Part 9 of Stepback Cupboard in Pine series Part 10: Catching up, part 2,making a top panel »

Amongst other “chores”....Doctor Visits, VA paperwork, the usual distractions…

Anyway, I got the mortise and tenons done this week on the face frame…even did a glue up..

Had to cut a bit away, so the beads can wrap around the openings..

Will need a little clean up. Let the frame sit a day….then started an install..

Test fit to mark where the counter-bored screw holes would go….then drilled both the counter-bores and a pilot hole at each mark. Need a couple clamps, to pull the case’s sides together, just a hair tighter…sliding dovetails weren’t glued, nor clamped up tight, after all..

Set the case up on the two benches, like when the back was installed. I added a bead of glue to wherever the frame would touch, and worked my way down one side. 1 screw into the side, one into the webframe….once that was done..

I turned the case around, and worked on the other side. First a long clamp to pull things square, add a screw to keep it there, then rearrange the clamps, and work down the other edge. Was finally able to stand the case down…but not ON it’s four feet, just yet..

Needed to match the feet to the bottom of the face frame, and square to the front edge….Square to mark the cuts,not all were the same size….had a high-tech cutter for this job…

Then since the case was where I could plane the sides a bit, to get the flush with the edge of the face frame..

Then once all the cuts and plane work was done, I could stand the case up..

As for the corner joints?

I will need to make a bunch of pine plugs to fill the holes. Took a break, then hauled the 1×8 x 8 for the case’s top to the shop….But, that’s another long story.
Stay tuned…moving at the Speed of Smell…..

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