Episode 82 Entertainment Center Part 3

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Blog entry by kosta posted 10-15-2010 01:44 AM 10912 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Episode 82 Entertainment Center Part 3 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.

In this episode I cut the dados for the 2 middle panels. Then I dry fit the top bottom side and middle panels. Then I get the measurements for the door compartment shelves. I am cutting dados that are 1/4 in deep and 5/8 in wide. I am using a ryobi 5/8 in straight bit to cut the dados and it worked better than I though it would. In part 2 I had said that I was going to use the T square I built for trimming the panels down to size as a straight edge for my router. It didnt work like I thought it would but for trimming panels down to size theres really nothing that works better. I had a problem when I was dry fitting everything for the first time but other than that everythings working they way its supposed to. Knock on wood.

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 04:42 AM

Great video. The project is looking great. Can’t wait to see the next video.
Hey, what type of PAD did you use on your angle grinder???

Thanks, Michael Frey

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#2 posted 10-15-2010 04:52 AM

you really should wear eye protection when routing. Good video though… I can see your getting a lot better at producing them.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 10-15-2010 05:28 AM

I used a 40 grit sanding pad. It lasted pretty long. You can take off a serious amount of wood with that grinder though.

I gotta start remembering to put safety glasses on though cause theres been a few times where I got hit in the face just under or around my eyes and its not something that you want to happen.

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 03:25 AM

Nice vid! Cool that the panel cupping didn’t turn out to be that big a deal. I like your straightforward approach to building and I’m looking forward to part 4.


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#5 posted 10-19-2010 04:14 AM

Just out of curiosity, why didn’t you use a flush trim router bit on the top edge rather than the angle grinder?

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 09:45 PM

I only have one hand held router and at the time it was set up with the straight bit for cutting the dados. So I didnt want to adjust the bit or the depth setting

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