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Woodworking projects under way. #8: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet. Dry fit done, on to glue and finish...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 05-23-2011 01:54 AM 881 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that I have my dry fit and adjustments done on the cabinet, I have moved on to the glue sand and finish stage…

I am not sure if it is my square that is off, or if there is something funky with the lumber, but measuring corner to corner, everything is dead on. using plastic architects triangles everything checks out fine, but my Johnson try square doesn’t show a square corner anywhere…

I feat this may be a problem I am just going to have to live with… I hate it though…

The other possibility is that the lumber itself, which I mentioned previously is Home Depot Lauan ply might be trying to turn into a potato chip in my shop. I haven’t taken a straight edge to any of the pieces yet…

At least I was able to get the doors to pass each other, but BOY are those tolerances CLOSE, And when the doors are closed, there is an annoying gap between them…

Pictures pending, but I want to get at least the doors glued and oiled first…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 05-23-2011 05:05 AM

For what it’s worth, the rails are warping… The doors measure 15” across the stiles / tops of the rails. and 15.25” across the mid point of the rails… But corner to corner they are square…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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