Making Big Boxes
Today’s task: Get joining; the cabinets are to be held together with biscuits. Each cabinet has 30 slots. So I needed to get organized to save a lot of marking time and avoid mistakes.
(Alright I used that “joke” twice. Sorry).
I started by building a jig to hold the rails along with several storyboards/ spacers to get the biscuits just right. I just mark the spacer and cut directly from that rather than mark each cabinet side. All of the parts are standardized from cabinet to cabinet so there is only one sequence of setup. For example, I cut all of the rail/stretcher parts to 4” wide. Then all of them can be cut with one jig.
Setting up the storyboard/spacer.
After the cuts..perfecto!
The Rail Jig
And a little video of the two jigs in action..
It was time to check the math.. Would all the biscuits fit?
Congratulations… It’s a box!
Two down..two to go.
Plus I need to add a groove for the back.
It was fun!
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne