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Blog series by thiel updated 1699 days ago 2 parts 2992 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: A GREAT Glueup

1804 days ago by thiel | 3 comments »

As someone for whom glueup never goes well, I have to crow about what happened to me last night. I had a glueup so smooth it was like a religious experience. I’m building a tall thin cabinet (based on “Chimney Cabinet” from PW) in Spanish Cedar. The main door will have a mirror set in it, and the large main compartment will be subdivided into cubbyholes etc. Basically, it’s going to be a huge valet for ties, jewlery, belts, etc. I am not planning to finish ...

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Part 2: Drawers Fitted (First Inset Drawers)

1699 days ago by thiel | 3 comments »

I got these drawers fitted before I closed up for the winter: This is the first time I’ve done inset drawers, and it was a bit easier than the hell I’d imagined it to be. The weather was already pretty cold and dry when I fit these though, so I assume they’ll swell in the spring. I haven’t glued them up just in case. I did learn something though. Having cut the dovetails on all the very close but not yet fitted parts, I was able to shave the bottoms of th...

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