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Shop done. Let's build something #4: Doors made!

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 1990 days ago 877 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Cabinet shell Part 4 of Shop done. Let's build something series Part 5: more progress on the corner cabinet »

Ok, this was nerve wracking but by measuring everything 30 times I managed to make two doors for the corner cabinet and they seem to have come out okay without any major faux pas. My first raised panel doors. The new bosch router and freud panel bits worked out fine. My homemade router table got it’s first serious use too. Way cool. This is a real rush.

Exploded View and a dry fit

Exploded Close-up

Dry fit Close-up

Another angle

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



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MedicKen

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#1 posted 1990 days ago

Daniel…....great job!! Sand the profiles before glue up, and the space balls are nice if you have them.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 1990 days ago

Ben, no I found out someplace that if you buy $3 worth of weather stripping and put small inch sections of it in the channel it acts as the same thing. The $3 worth will do a dozens of doors.

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 1990 days ago

Sand the profiles?? Oh great, now he tells me. ;-)

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

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Gary Fixler

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#4 posted 1990 days ago

How cool! They look totally pro. I have not yet made a raised panel door, so I must look upon your work in awe, with no advice to give, though I’d say it looks like you don’t really need any. Well done!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1990 days ago

Nice job, Daniel. This is almost a rite of passage for those woodworkers who enjoy making cabinets. Sooner or later we have to start making raised panels. It looks like you have all your bits well set up and ready to go.

Let me say well done as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Cory

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#6 posted 1990 days ago

Nice work. Your first panels look like something a seasoned pro would make. Keep it up!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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kiwi1969

609 posts in 2066 days


#7 posted 1990 days ago

I love the smell of oak in the morning, smells like victory! That door came together real nice. Top job.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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