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Quailguy

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03-30-2015 02:41 PM

Anyone have an idea?
Finishing up on the 2 cherry nightstands I’ve been working on for a few months. Each table has 2 inset doors and I’m using quality extruded brass mortised hinges. 1 cabinet came out fine. On the second table, the lower/center corner of the door is 3/16” inset to far, the other door’s corner is about an 1/8” proud. The doors are flat and I used a template and router to cut the mortises on the doors and frame, so they appear flat and square. I can’t figure out how to draw these corners into alignment with the bottom frame. I’m sure there is a genius among you that knows how to correct this. Thanks

Mike


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#1 posted 04-01-2015 11:51 AM

I am not the genius your looking for, but I am wondering if you have resolved your problem. I may have some idea’s or suggestion that you can try.
It sounds like something is twisted. First you need to determine which one is twisted, either the doors or the cabinet itself.
From reading your previous post, I would be concerned about the top, you said there was a problem with bowing. Is it possible that by pulling the top down, that it actually pulled the cabinet into a twist.

best wishes
Lynn

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 04:37 PM

Thank you, Lynn for your response. Here’s what I did after my original post; I found that one door did have a small twist. I was able to move the hinge enough to hide most of this twist as it set in the face frame. Although the second door was flatter, moving the hinge position just a bit fixed that side completely. Unless someone is crawling around my bedroom, no one will ever see it. I was able to flatten the warped top by wetting it and letting it dry flat. So far, it’s holding up well. Thanks again, knew I’d find a genius out there.

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 09:30 PM

You are welcome and I’m glad you got it fixed. Inset doors can be so fussy.

best wishes Lynn

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#4 posted 04-07-2015 09:53 PM

Finished them FINALLY! Thanks for everyone’s help and guidance.

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#5 posted 04-08-2015 10:17 AM

Looooking goood
Well worth the effort.

best wishes
Lynn

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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