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Whole House Remodel #2: Cabinet doors going up 4 at a time

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 11-02-2013 07:54 PM 813 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boy I love working with cherry. Not too hard, not too soft, doesn’t chip out much. Creates much smoother grain with router bits compared to oak which I am used to working with and is chippy.

I’ve got 4 doors up and 4 more in the hopper (ready to glue together). I decided on a thinner, svelter look to these doors. I have three raised panel bits, ogee, curve, and straight. I used the straight raised panel bit on these.

I love the grain of unstained cherry. This is just 3 coats of water based polly, sprayed on with sanding between coats. The panels sometimes have sapwood in them and it’s lighter…Nice.


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-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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Karson

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 08:02 PM

Great looking cabinets. Cherry is a great wood to work with.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 12:36 AM

Looking great. I love the smell of working with cherry but I burn it with every tool in the shop (even the ROS).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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grizzman

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 12:38 AM

amen dan, you are right, cherry is a joy, ive got some wild cherry that im working with right now, and the figure it has is really pleasing to the eye…i cant wait to show you my cherry…and how its turned out, enjoy your experience with working with this cherry.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 12:42 AM

adam, i dont know why your getting burned cherry, i know your tools are sharp, im using a nice sharp blade on the table saw, and its doing good….maybe you just dont smile at it enough…have you made it mad…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 11-03-2013 01:16 AM

Adam, my table saw does burn wood but I know that it’s not the best saw or that my blade isn’t the sharpest. I do know that burning on my router table is almost non existent now that I run it more slowly. I used to think that faster would insure a cleaner cut, but now realize that the speed is what burns. slower tools and feeding it slower is what stops burning. Although, I don’t think I could burn wood with my ROS sander. I run that on high most of the time.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 11-03-2013 01:38 AM

Adam?????

Maybe my wild cut black cherry burns more easily than what you all have. My ROS with fine grits will blacken edges with ANY but the lightest touch. Sanding box joints flush with the belt sander really chars the end grain.

Tablesaw and router aren’t as bad.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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grizzman

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#7 posted 11-03-2013 01:46 AM

OOOPPPPSSSS, gee, im getting old,,,ANDY…ANDY…ANDY….. see i know…i know…i know …i know….call me something….anything….the torture is killing me….hey i know, spell my name backwards, that will really get back at me….LOL…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 11-03-2013 04:48 PM

Grizz, They say memory is the first thing to go!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 11-03-2013 11:51 PM

Looks like it is coming along nicely. Great looking cabinets.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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doordude

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#10 posted 11-04-2013 04:58 AM

the cherry doors look great! Nice detail around the panels. looks to see that your remodel is coming along nicely!

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