Like the top trim, I created the bottom trim on my router table, this time using a large bead/roundover bit and a small bead bit. I then set up my new Incra miter gauge on the table saw and mitered the trim. The miters came out really good, but not perfect. A little filler was employed to take up the slack and I don’t think anyone will ever notice. I ran a couple of grooves on the back side of the trim due to its thickness and width. This should help stabilize it a little, so it ...
The table gets big square feet with a slight taper. I cut some 8/4 oak then mitered it at 45 deg, glued the miter, crosscut to 2.5” then tapered at 10 deg on the table saw. I then ran a slight roundover on each edge with the router table. I didn’t take many progress pictures, just results. Can you see the joint in this miter? :-) I placed a piece of the bottom trim on top of the feet to get an idea what it would look like.
The top trim is pretty basic. I created it on my high-end router table using a cove bit. The trick was installing it with the miters as perfect as possible.
I opted to build my drawers from baltic birch plywood and used through dovetails in an oak front then install a false front. I mounted those on soft-close undermount slides to preserve the traditional dovetail look of the drawer. Since this table is symmetrical on all four sides, I wanted to maintain that look as closely as I could, between the two panel sides, the side with the one large drawer and the side with the two small drawers. I built all four sides at the same time, milling eve...
I haven’t updated this project blog for a long time, much has happened in that time so I’ll try to explain everything that’s gone on since the last update. This entry is about the miter lock joints I made in order to attach the four frames to one another. I didn’t want to show the edge grain of the mating stiles so I opted to miter the corners. In order to help me get the miters to lock together accurately, I decided to try a miter lock joint, for the first time. ...
I make a simple tray out of walnut for my wife to decorate and fill with items to serve as our centerpiece for the Thanksgiving day table. http://youtu.be/HOhNoZsMtwQ
So for the past week, I have been working with another woodworker on some raised-panel cabinet doors my mom contracted him to build. I have learned many things, albeit not the things I expected to learn. First, when you’re building fine furniture, you need to pay attention to grain from the very beginning, right from when you start your layout and marking out. Thinking about what grain is going to go where from the outset will save headaches later, and also make more attractive pie...
I am keeping this entry brief as I am a bit limited on time. I have heard many critiques of the Shopsmith over the years. I have always found it to be an ingenious woodworking tool for someone with very limited space. The tablesaw has it’s issues, which have been talked about in a million forums, but I have a tablesaw that I am happy with, what I do not have nor have space for is power sanding, a bandsaw, a lathe and a drillpress. The primary strengths of a Shopsmith in my situation ...
Hey all. First, thanks a lot to oluf who gave me a tip on how to use silicone instead of spaceballs to keep the panels form rattling. Secondly, this is going to be a long one, so bare with me if interested, if not, no big deal. :) Raised panel doors are very rare in Europe, so I will have a very posh kitchen when it’s all said and done, so I am very glad. The door with flat inset panels (as classic Euro doors are) looks plain crap when compared to the raised panel one, I know that, s...
First off, lets start my establishing that i have the best, most understanding wife ever. I installed the cabinetry and had the plumber install my sink on the 20th of February this year, after which I was to make the doors and shelves in short order…. well…. with the 2” slab of hardwood counter top, pine or fir wouldn’t cut it for the doors, and oak was expensive, in addition i had to finish up my thesis for my university and had other projects, so I knew it was going ...
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