painted draughting cabinet

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 01-05-2012 07:33 AM 2038 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a simple cabinet on a stand i made for storing and organising my drawing and painting paper. made from 10mm kauri plywood 4mm kauri ply back on a pine stand the rail to leg joints are two 8mm dowels and pva glued.
the base is finshed with a coat or two of danish oil. the outside of the cabinet is painted with mars black and platinum white acylic paint, drew the patten outlines in then used some masking tape.
it mesures960mm x 480mm and 360 deep

To cut the ply on my table saw without it tearing out on the crosscut i set the blade so it is 4mm out of the table, do a scoring cut then raise the blade to cut right through, this means i have to do two passes but i get no tearout, my table saw dos not have a scoring blabe.

Is there a better way to stop tearout on the tablesaw?


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#1 posted 01-05-2012 07:51 AM

Use an unbelievably sharp high angle ATB just back from service blade and the world is your oyster. Failing that, do as you did.
Otherwise, that’s some fine painting, designing and building.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 08:54 AM

Wow super cool design well done.

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 09:36 AM


I like the cabinet/table. My wife is the artist and we gently push each other’s creativity. I have not posted in a very long time and have not done many projects to post. My other job takes precedence over my dream job in the shop. I have done a few and so has wife. We’ll get them up soon.

I just wanted to mention a small backer board behind or one scrap on top will help out with preventing tearout on the thin pieces or special cuts. I found blue painter tape to help minimize tearout or chipping. The blue tape I prefer, but there are others out there now. You can also do your layout lines on top of the tape. Afterwards just peel tape and the lines gone. Sometimes that’s great, other times not so much.

All Lumberjocks, I am continuously checking the site to see what you’re doing.. Some of you help push everyone else’s creativity by your being. Happy New Year!!

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 12:00 PM

the design & colors rock!

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 12:51 PM

Lovely piece,well done!

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 06:07 PM

Stunning, I was going to say you should get into veneering, then I checked your projects and saw that you already have. That would be a great parquetry piece.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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