constructing a cabinet from start to finish

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 05-06-2013 02:20 AM 1516 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Too many pics to elaborate on it, so I’ll just put these here as a slide (scroll) show, using the scroll bar to advance the pics, and let the pics tell the story of this build.

In one area youll notice I used my “bladerunner” saw, to shave a sliver off of the mouldings I made after they were first routed, I needed the extra material to run the bearing on, if I didn’t have that saw, I would not have made the moulding this way, but that saw is so accurate in shaving thin slices that I can count on it to give me tablesaw accuracy,.

So here are the pictures and the story they will tell.

Have fun in the shop…

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 09:01 AM

I couldn’t help but learn a few things just seeing these photos. I sure wish I had your skills. The cabinet came out absolutely great and I like your hinge covers too. Apart from the finished product, it was a real pleasure to see how you approached the work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 12:12 PM

Looks great BUT, as I was scrolling through the pics I saw the hinges and said .. ugh ruined the looks … and then BAM you covered them up. I never thought of doing that and love the way it came out. Great work and skills all the way around.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 12:53 PM

Nice looking and you told the whole story with pictures which are worth a thousand words as they say. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 02:23 PM

Very impressive. I learned a lot! Many thanks for posting.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 02:33 PM

Great pictures. I too thought the hinges were going to comprimise the look. Like the covers, good stuff.

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#6 posted 05-06-2013 02:45 PM

Fantastic blog and a super build,thanks for all of the extra work and time it took for you to photograph this process.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 02:54 PM

So. Much. Trim. Wow. All those details are pretty amazing.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 12:09 AM

everybody, for the kind complements,
I’m glad it was helpful, in any kind of tips or techniques, that was shown, the design was based on wanting to do some sort of fancy cathedral type doors, so I googled cathedral doors on the innernet, and found numerous pictures, and I found one that had the curved door and top panels, as well as fancy strap hinges, so that’s what gave me the idea of artificial strap hinges out of wood to cover over the actual hinge hardware.

Have fun in the shop…

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