|Project by Ccl2011||posted 12-28-2014 06:02 PM||1605 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
New post… Getting back into woodworking after some military time. I’ve become a site fan and thought I’d share on lumberjocks. This project is nothing fancy; just a quick check to see if I could could make a simple cabinet to hold tools.
Due to work constraints, it isn’t finished; however, I thought I’d show the progress so far. With some more time and a trip to the re-store for hardware, it will get finished.
I went with a sheet good called “blonde wood” from the blue store. I’m on the fence about tthis product. I used it because it was $30 a sheet, and I saved over birch ply. It turned out to be very brittle, and tore out on almost all of my cuts. If I had to do it again, I would have used birch ply. But, this was supposed to be a cabinet, in the garage, that gets moved a lot.
The scraps however were great for corner brackets, jigs, and other quick fixes.
Now back to the cabinet. It’s a standard base cabinet, with the pieces fitting in dados. I don’t own a biscuit jointer, but found a pocket jig to to be fantastic for fastening and clamping. I saved on the kreg screws by using appropriate length pan-head screws. Also, it worked out well to let the screws close the dado joint and let the glue set.
Hope you guys like it.
If anyone has tips/tricks for pocket jigs, or cutting dados and rabbets with a router. I would enjoy your feed back.