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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 03-18-2007 07:45 AM 1994 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Why we were tired then

Last week we miiled the door parts, routed tongue and groove joints, made breadboard ends, and tennons on the beadboard. The next day we v-grooved all of the beadboard which requires 3 separate set-ups. Above: Kristin runs grooves in the stock. Behind her you can see a doweling machne with pneumatic holddown, a line boring machine for 32 mm work, and to the right the big altendorf sliding table saw (requires two to operate).

Why we’re tired now
Today we fit all the doors to the face frames. A
First: Laying out the beadboard then trimming it to width.
Second: Squaring up the breadboard grooves.
Third: Once the beadboard fits across the width of the door we treat it like a panel and notch the side pieces to fit into the breadboard ends. A little chisel work here also. Here’s a shot of the dozuki in action.
Fourth: Fit the ends.

Fifth: Trim the top rail so that the door fits in the cabinet opening.
Finally they fit! We like ‘em!

Now just about a day more for clean-up, creating z-braces, glue up, and sanding!

-- -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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#1 posted 03-18-2007 10:23 AM

Just think how tired you’d been without all that fancy equipment to do the work. Looks like a nice class to be in.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 03-18-2007 12:04 PM

These are beautiful… oh my .. oh my..
And watching all of this (yah… it took me 1 minute…) makes me realize why I’m not building furniture!! No wonder you are tired.
Beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 03-18-2007 03:22 PM

You are right oscorner without using the Quatromat, we would have added an extra day to the project. We built 1 door the week before using the jointer, planer, and table saw to mill the parts. It took an entire day to complete building, detailing and fitting the door.

On the other hand, we milled the parts for all of the remaining 5 doors in about 1.5 hours. But it did take6 more hours to complete the baseboard as seen above. And another 6 hours of hand work to fit the doors. x 2 people.

Actually the best time saver is 2 people. (I am lucky my wife is into this too).

I have no idea how people make a living doing this.

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2007 03:58 PM

It looks great. What is next?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 03-18-2007 04:09 PM

Thanks.

Next is a day or more sanding, detailing, and gluing the doors.

Then we need to start the cabinet carcasses which will be made from vertical grain fir plywood.

Finally, drawers: 4 traditional, 2 tip out, 4 pull out.

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

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#6 posted 03-19-2007 04:00 PM

Kristin might want to take off that ring when using power tools. It looks like you probably wear yours too. Those tools tend to get kind of grabby with rings. Just a thought.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#7 posted 03-20-2007 01:28 AM

keep them coming I enjoying these blogs of yours

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#8 posted 03-20-2007 01:37 AM

I checked out your flikr site today, Gizmo. Your house is coming along really well. It was kinda fun to see the progress in reverse. Lots of wonderful things you guys have accomplished.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 03-25-2007 08:10 PM

Thanks Phil.

We will try to post each time something gets accomplished.

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

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#10 posted 03-25-2007 08:11 PM

Caliper:

The depressing part is that it has taken several steps backwards as far as living in a deconstructed house. We are confined to about three rooms right now.

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

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#11 posted 03-26-2007 05:54 AM

I can understand that would be hard to contend with for any extended amount of time. Eye on the prize though! It will be so worth it when you guys are done.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#12 posted 03-26-2007 05:56 AM

Everyone always tells us. When you own a house it is never done. I actually need to make a list of all the projects to be. Sigh…

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

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#13 posted 05-06-2007 03:44 PM

I have now put in more than a day into the doors and they need z-braces still.

I need a new estimator. Self.. you’re fired.

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

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