Part way through cabinet project.

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Blog entry by canadianmajar posted 10-30-2011 03:18 AM 852 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

appologies for lack of structure to my writing…

Beginning of September I started a cabinet project building 24 cabinets for Sunday School Rooms (32” wide x24” deep x96” tall). So ordered 110 sheets of prefinished 3/4” birch plywood from local supplier. Yay got a break on the price as plywood was imperfect ($25/sheet) for North American wood.

Then off to research how to jig as much of the project as possible, thus far have the following:
- Huge “ultimate crosscut sled” – probably better called a pannel sled as someone suggested.
- Jig for boring shelf pins using plunge router
- Jig for uniformly spacing biscuits used to align / hold together boxes
- Jig to position euro-hinges on the cabinets
- Jig to mark position of 35mm holes on door for the other part of hinges
- Huge saw horses to function as infeed for slicing the plywood.
- Fence on router to flush trim edgebanding

The first six cabinets were the learning phase, as I gradually built jigs and figured things out. Now part way throught the next cabinets, which has been a refining phase.

Anyways, if anyone is interested I will work at photos and further details for the work.

Using volunteers, for much of the work has its challenges, but its all good.

-- J

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 03:47 AM

Volunteers!? OMG!! Reminds me of the old timer who once said “If things get any worse, I’m gonna have to ask you to quit helping”. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 04:21 AM

It’s great that you are involving others. We hope they will follow your direction closely so you keep everything safe. Blessings!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 12-14-2011 06:47 PM

We have now installed 18 cabinets. Yay. I do most of the sawing and biscuit slots. Most of the rest is relatively safe. Just have 6 more cabinets remaining to build in the new year.

-- J

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