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The Start of a Challenge #5: out of square case...meet doors

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 10-28-2011 12:48 AM 3672 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So to bring us up to speed, I’ve managed to get the case assembled with the front and back frames – it doesn’t look pretty – yet. Some of it’s finished, thinking that would make my job easier in the end – seeing that as a definite mistake…my penitence will be sanding and re-staining it all at once. I need to start a Ms. Debbie’s notebook for this project since it’s so long in between that I’m able to work on it! It has been a learning experience, if anything showing me that my next project has to be a workbench – which I’ve already decided on and grabbed plans for, and sort of started modifying. That’s another blog.

Anywhoo – in the course of trying to properly size the doors in the front, come to find out something is out of whack – even with me checking for square multiple times and being right on. I believe something happened with the center support if memory serves, but at this point I can’t say. at this point I’m just trying to get the spacing around the doors to be aesthetically pleasing, and make it so both hit the center support so they will catch the magnetic clasp. This of course is no easy feat…. other than that – the only thing to do is rabbet the backs of the doors so I can install glass, create the top (I believe it’s biscuited but I may need to kreg jig it), fix it so it looks ok and is sturdy, sand and restain, and it’s complete.

Simple, huh?

-- aspiring jill of all trades



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