Catamaran Cupboard Door Remake... #2: Yesterday...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-17-2010 10:24 PM 1860 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is what I got up to yesterday… first off here are the original doors from the catamaran.

4 larger doors.

6 medium doors.

12 small doors.
Yes I can add too.. was not 16 but a total of 22 doors that had to be replicated… well not the louvre centre…
Not including the 2 small flap doors…

After a hour or so of discussing the design, the clients decided on frame and raised panel construction and to fit the cabinets in with the other timber trim in the cabin…. I will be staining the NGR with an English Mahogany stain… should come up a treat…

So yesterday was … milling, dressing, ripping and cross cutting all the components for the frames…all timber is 19 mm [3/4 “] thick and either 33mm, 45mm, 50mm, 60mm, or 65mm wide…[You convert… lol]

Rough sawn 4/4 stock.

Parts for the smaller doors..

Components for the medium doors.

Rails and styles for the larger doors..
Now that it is today already… off to the workshop and power up the router… cope and stick frame cutting… then some 40 mm thick NGR will be resawn and bookmatched for the fielded panels…

That should keep me busy for a while… I also need to glue up the drawers for the Apothecary cabinet… maybe after lunch… lol

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

14 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 10:38 PM

well i guess that is quite the saw your getting…quite a bit of work here…plus raised panels…......who boy…....cant wait to see these in the finished stage…....

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

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 10:42 PM

Nice work, Larry.

Who needs to convert, most of the world is metric, lol.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 10:43 PM

since you are soooo busy I gess you ain´t the Lazy PM now…..LOL
that is a lot of work infront of you Larry
good for you, just remember to relax between the doors :-)


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#4 posted 08-17-2010 10:45 PM

Cripes. Better buy some extra glue and sandpaper. That’s a ton-O-work.

I love watching over your sholder,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 10:47 PM

After this job, you’ll need to Drink twice… and don’t bother to cut” anymore! LOL! You’ve got some work ahead of you!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 12:26 AM

Nice work, Larry.

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 01:01 AM

Interesting figure on that rosewood….should make some nice brightwork. Must be a large catamaran….I have usually seen that kind of size in a Trimaran….would love to see the boat after you finish the work….Keep up the nice pics….lots to cut…so don’t be drinking too much or you’ll be talking technicolor…..Lol.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 08-18-2010 01:23 AM

That looks like a lot of work to me. oh well someone has to do it.

-- wchips

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#9 posted 08-18-2010 02:54 AM

I just love milling. Gettin everything ready…nice and flat, square. Good milling = a happy camper! Two beers.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#10 posted 08-18-2010 03:15 AM

Nice job ahead Larry.

Good things about revamping is that you can see before and after.
Don´t see the point in changing lattice doors for raised panel. In a boat is better to let the air circulate.

However with 20 + doors she seems to be an hotel.
I´d rather be sailing in that catamaran. lol

-- Back home. Fernando

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#11 posted 08-18-2010 03:49 AM


It looks like some great work ahead of you. How thick are the panels going to be. I mean how thisk is the resawing.

Looking like a lot of fun.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 08-18-2010 11:23 AM

Nice big project to keep you busy buddy. Like to see the progress your making, thx. Hows winter? Looks like this project will be fun, look fwd to watching it come along.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 08-18-2010 12:21 PM

Looks like you will be pretty busy for awhile with those doors Larry. I wonder if the louver doors were used originally to allow airflow through the boat to help keep things dry and to prevent mugg? Maybe not a problem in your dry climate, or the doors can be left open for airing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 08-18-2010 01:38 PM

Great start Larry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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