Cabinet doors

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Project by jumbojack posted 07-20-2011 12:10 AM 1948 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife threatened to buy some cabinet doors from IKEA, so while she was visiting her mother I got busy. Pic 2 I got all the rails and stiles cut. Pic 3 cutting the profiles with a stacked bit from MLCS (Shaker Style) It cut the poplar cleanly with no blow out. I did use a home made sled for the cope cut Pic 4. It worked really well. Please note dust collection in #3. Glue up stresses me out a little. I have 8 clamps long enough to do the seventeen doors, so I had four glue sessions. It all went off without a hitch, so maybe the next project the stress will have abated #5. The doors and cabinets were painted Stardust or some such color, it is grey to me. My color palette is very shallow. The wifey picks out all color choices. (the interiors of the cabinets are lime green!). The doors all got a primer of Zinsser, yep I used a roller and brush…never again, the build and glue up took a couple of days the painting went on for over a week. I am going to learn how to use a spray rig.
All in all it was a great time, lots of decisions lots of shop time, lots of sanding. I am going to hang the doors this week.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 01:01 AM

good dust sys. i would like a better look at your TS. i hate when my wife says lets just buy it.

-- gagewestern

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 02:33 AM

The table saw is my trusty shopsmith. are you concerned about the exposed blade? it usually has the lower guard on. I dont know why is was not installed for this job.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 03:28 PM

Great job. I with you on the picking out of the colors. I don’t!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 06:34 PM

One can never have enough clamps!!!!!!! Nice job.

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 07:33 PM

I just started a thread this morning about shaker door sets. I think you answered my question and I just bought the MLCS kit. Thanks!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 04:32 PM


Can you give some more detail on that jig? What was it used for, tennoning?

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#7 posted 07-09-2012 10:04 PM

Brad it is called a coping sled. It is used to hold the cross profile lumber to the table of the router and at 90 degrees to the fence. they are commercially available but just to simple to build to buy.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 07-09-2012 10:20 PM

Brad this will explain the entire router bit, coping sled concept much better than I could explain it. It cuts the groove and makes the tennon, and the face profile in one move. Very efficent, very clean, very accurate.

Scroll down and click on the video.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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