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Cabinet Progress #10: Going to Pieces

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 05-15-2007 01:59 AM 1467 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Contest
My woodshop proram at Cerritos Community College is having a contest/exhibition/barbecue…

I have till Friday night to finish my entries for Beginning Cabinetmaking and Furnituremaking.

So Far from the Finish
So yesterday I continued the mammoth job of finishing the carcases with three coats of Wipe-On Poly along with the insides of five drawers. I got two coats on and am about to go back to do the final coat.


Here is one pile..


And the other…

Luckily we have a spare room in the house to use as a finishing room (Yes… My wife rocks.)

Details

In order to prepare for staining I needed to make the drawer faces. These drawers are inset….

Back to the wood pile…

Here is the prime specimen… I can get all six drawer faces by resawing…

Purty!

Here are the drawer faces set in the faceframes…

Ahhhh. Continuous grain pattern…

Details… Details..

Then I needed to detail the doors and z-braces. I opted against router work since we are trying to go for a period piece. So out came the block plane for a little chamfer magic.

The end of the z-brace received a chamfer.


Softening the edge of the doors.


The best part… no dust.. just curly shavings… So quiet too.

One cup of tea and back to the finishing room I go.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



10 comments so far

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Jeff

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#1 posted 05-15-2007 02:09 AM

Excellent work John. Curly is better and everything is looking great. Nice resaw on the plank. Good luck!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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mot

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#2 posted 05-15-2007 02:44 AM

Nothing like working a block plane. It’s peacful, isn’t it?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Sawdust2

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#3 posted 05-15-2007 03:00 AM

Great resaw job.
Did you color code the pieces so you wouldn’t put the pins on the wrong ends?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 05-15-2007 03:07 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Xavier…. Good idea.. Tails in front.. no. Tails on sides.. Which is it?

No tails here. These are just the drawer fronts. They go(screwed) onto the boxes from the prior posts.

mot.. Yes it is peaceful… I am just kind of working fast.. so not a ton of joy…

Is this what it feels like to do woodworking for a living?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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oscorner

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#5 posted 05-15-2007 03:32 AM

Gizmo, it’s coming together nicely. You are sure to win! I also enjoy the quiet swish of the hand plane over the noisy modern tools, but when time is short I turn to the router or jointer. Great resaw job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#6 posted 05-15-2007 04:28 AM

Good luck Giz. I wish you well. but all appearances shown above, you are already a winner.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Karson

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#7 posted 05-15-2007 04:57 AM

We are all winners. You for presenting, and us from learning.

-- 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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gizmodyne

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#8 posted 05-15-2007 04:04 PM

Thanks Guys.. Time will tell .. if we finish….

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Don

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#9 posted 05-15-2007 09:52 PM

John, I like the way you describe your work and illustrate it with quality pictures. I’m adding you to my Buddies list because I don’t want to miss any of your posts.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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gizmodyne

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#10 posted 05-18-2007 03:00 PM

Don: Thanks.. Glad to hear it.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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