|Forum topic by langski93||posted 05-18-2014 01:05 AM||1184 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-18-2014 01:05 AM
I have milled and laid out the carcass panels for my Tommy Mac Tool Chest, but have not laid out the dovetails to start cutting yet. I have two issues I would appreciate input on.
First, the show face of each panel has a center seam which is flush and the face is extremely flat. The backs of the panels, which will be the inside of the carcass, are not absolutely flush (though very close) along the center seam. There was some offset during the glue up. In one of T Mac’s videos he seems to be saying that the back does not matter. To paraphrase him, he says the show face is “boss” not to worry about the back. The panels are now too wide to run the back face through my planer, and if I hand plane the centerline, I am not sure I can be consistent and want to avoid variation in the thickness so as not to effect the baseline for the dovetails.
Second, when I square up panels, I measure corner to corner. Despite my best care, including tuning my table saw and sled, each panels seems to have a range of 1/32” to 1/16” out of square. Should I be able to work with this ?
Over all dimensions are 30 L x 17 3/4 W x 15 H
Have at it everyone. I appreciate all thoughtful feedback. Langski93
-- Langski, New Hampshire