Once more weekend and the project keeps going. The main objetive was to finish the base this weekend, but due the some troubles I came to late then I should in workshop. Plans in hand it’s time to make it happening: First step is ressawing a lumber of Sucupira (as known as Brazilian Chestnut) wood. I will use it to make the base feets and his rails: The lap joints of feets. A dado blade helped me in this step: Assembling the base feets: Was saturday night when I started c...
Well, there wasn’t much left to do. I’ve added false fronts to the drawers and a simple pull. I have rather large hands so I don’t like the standard drawer handles that you can get. I made some from some scrap wood I had lying around, and they seem to work pretty well, plus they contrast pretty nicely. The drawers are pretty square, but once you put the false fronts to them they are snug on one side and there is a gap on the other side. You can’t really tell fro...
I started working on a drawer to hold my nutsert and rivet guns and some odds and ends. I think it turned out pretty well, but just need to adjust the depth when I rip the divider strips as they sit a little proud. The next drawer is one to store my commonly used screws and other fasteners. Next time I’ll get around to the deep drawer and maybe a mini french cleat system on the sides.
I’ve been using open shelving units hung on my shed walls for years because I have issues with creepy crawlies, but I’m wanting something to store smaller items in that is more compact. I also wanted to try out the $5 track saw I made from an old circular saw. (PS: it works GREAT) I started off by building a cabinet from 18mm plywood: 668w x 865h x 750d. The 668 may seem an odd dimension but it allows me to make the drawer bases from a 12mm plywood sheet ripped down the middle....
As I have mentioned in an earlier post, it was decided early on that we would make the bottom shelf slatted instead of flat plywood. This actually turned out to be a little more challenging that I had hoped. It ended up with 12 slats, originally 14 but I dropped the 2 outer slats because I felt the joinery would be too busy, all connected with dominos to the front and rear rails. I also went ahead and pre-finished this shelf in anticipation of access issues while spraying. This piec...
After getting the switch installed in the top “drawer” area, I needed then to make two drawers below that, on the left hand side. I had two drawers that were part of an old entertainment unit that we threw out. I kept some parts including two drawers as well as drawer slides. The drawers were too wide for my router table: So, I taped the drawer slides into the cabinet and measured the width I would need for my drawers to fit: Then I cut the drawer, allowing for the side ...
Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...
Good day, and welcome to the initial installment of my DeWalt RAS cabinet blog. BackgroundWoodworking is a hobby for me, nothing more and nothing less. Within the realm of hobby lies a tremendous range of passion; there’s ‘love it, can’t live without’ all the way to ‘it’s something to tinker with when there’s no sports on TV.’ I’m closer to the former than the latter, but I’m also a very patient fellow when it comes to getting things done the way I want them. Bottom line: It’s the journey....
This morning, rather than exercising or actually studying for school, I went back to the garage to try to knock out the shelf. I was out there for about 45 minutes, and came in at 1:00 pm. I went out at 8:30. So my day was pretty well shot. I’ll hit the books this afternoon, take a test, and hopefully not fail. Here you can see I’ve got the face frame attached. I like to use dowels to help me keep everything aligned – plus I’m a little cheap, so I don’t wa...
Fitting drawers is not for the faint of heart. It’s at this point in the project you wish you would’ve spent more time making sure everything was square. I went with metal full pull out slides..or I guess they are 18” slides and the carcass depth is 21” or so.The upper doors are your basic mortise and tenon joinery…the tenon is a haunch tenon. The hardest part about the doors is getting the hinge mortise done correctly…that is why the one door on the lef...
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