Krenov-inspired Jewellery Cabinet

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Project by ChuckM posted 06-01-2016 01:36 PM 1116 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hardwood – Poplar
Size – 510×230 x 150 (mm)
Style – Wall-mounted (cleats on the back) or hand-carry
Joinery – Loose tenon (Dominos)
Glue: White glue for extra working time (Old Brown glue is another alternative)
Hinge system: Knife hinges (from Lee Valley Tools)

Solid edging

Straight edge for setting an even reveal

Screws on the back for setting the front flush with the carcass
(Little clamping force is needed when stock is cut flat and square.)

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#1 posted 06-02-2016 03:06 PM

Cabinet looks great.

Can you tell me about those brass clamps? I’ve been eyeing them in the LV catalogue. Do they work well?

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#2 posted 06-03-2016 01:38 AM

Hi James,

Those clamps are good for small boxes/drawers, but not suitable for jobs that require very strong clamping force. Japanese woodworkers use that sort of clamp (longer ones) for clamping joined boards (1/2” thick or less).

We tend to overclamp things and sometimes squeeze out too much glue.


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