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buildds

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12-19-2012 02:43 AM

I just stumbled on this cool site. I started woodworking in HS shop and have enjoyed it ever since. I’ve been doing a lot of bean bag boards like those shown below for people the last few years but am getting a bit burned out.

My wife and I are expecting our first in April so it’s on to bigger an better things….A toy box.
Hopefully the creator of this beautiful gem doesn’t mind me using his project for a reference or adding it to this post. If he/she could chime in that would be great. Again, this is an amazing piece of work.

I made 2 chests in high school that I think turned out pretty well, so I think I’ve got most of this figured out (until I start cutting). Of all the details, the one thing that has me scratching my bald head is this: On the front facing, he has a beautiful rounded inside edge. How is this done without creating a gouge on the 90 degree angle. A simple question, but what do expect from a first time poster. Thanks again to all of you for posting these projects, and thank in advance for any advice.


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Ben

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 02:49 AM

Hey Buddy,
Welcome to the site, and nice looking bean bag boxes.

The chest you posted looks fairly simple and I’m not quite sure what you are referring to – the little scallop taken out of the top face frame/trim piece? Looks like jig saw/table saw to me.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 02:51 AM

I think you are asking about frame and panel construction. Basically, it’s how cabinet door frames can have profiled inside edges but crisp 90 degree inside corners. The edges are profiled (or in this case, rounded) before the frame is assembled.

The joints in a traditional “cope and stick” or “mortise & tenon” frame can be a bit complex to execute if you’re just getting started, so an easier way to make a frame and panel is as a mitered frame. The joinery isn’t complex; the only hard part is making sure you can cut accurate 45 degree miters. The inside edges of the frame sides can be profiled with a router, then the frame and panel is assembled.

Hope that helps…sorry if I completely misunderstood your question…

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 03:03 AM

Wlcome to LJ’s. No question too stupid to ask here :-)

If I understand you correct, you’re looking at the slot under front lip. If that’s right, Then beevis is correct and its just a jigsaw cut. If I don’t understand yoy right, then this is a stupid answer. :-o

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buildds

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 03:04 AM

The inside edges of the frame sides can be profiled with a router, then the frame and panel is assembled.

This is the part I was referring to. It doesn’t look like the inside edges of the frame piece are routered all the way around, but maybe I’m wrong. If they are, do you know what type of bit would work well for this?

I’m planning to assemble the square facing piece with 45 degree mitered edges. What is the best way to get a clean look connecting these? Use a biscuit and wood glue? Dowels?

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 03:10 AM

Something like an ogee bit would work. Hard to tell exactly what the profile is. Just profile the short length of all your mitered pieces. Biscuits and wood glue should work just fine.

Will you be slotting or rabbeting the frame pieces for your panel?

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buildds

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 03:36 AM

Will you be slotting or rabbeting the frame pieces for your panel?

I think I’ll put a slot in the center of all the frame pieces assemble 3 sides, cut the paneling so it slides in, then attach the top frame piece. I’ve never done this before so I picture it being pretty hard to cut the panel piece so it slides in like a lock and key. Any tips for a novice?

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 03:51 AM

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2080395/29228/freud-97260-adjustable-rail-and-stile-3pc-door-router-bit-set-ogee-panel-wbc-ogee-rail-12-shank.aspx
You’re looking for something like this to make the frame, it cuts the profiles into the rails and stiles to that you will have nice corners that carry the roundover all the way through the corner while keeping it a sharp 90*. These also create the groove that the panel will fit in. Fitting the panel will be the easy part, harder is making sure everything lines up the way you want and is square, then just cut the panel to match.

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 03:53 AM

cabinet door bits, there is a male and female cutter that makes the wood fit together on that joint.

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