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New Commission #2: Work Begins

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 06-22-2009 05:03 PM 846 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The central part of each closet consists of a cabinet with shelves that are to be 7’tall x24” wide x16” deep. Because I will need to join boards together to get the 16” depth of the side panels I will use biscuits to help in the alignment and strength of the glue joint. After resizing and jointing the pieces to get the 16” width I set up the router table with a 3/16” slot cutting bit and added bed extensions to support the workpiece.

By pushing the workpiece up to the bearing and going from one edge of the bearing to the other I can get a slot wide enough for the biscuits.

Biscuit slots complete

Boards ready for glue-up

Here are the 2 7’x 16” side panels after glue up and sanding.

-- Mike --http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu/



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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 06:34 PM

cool. I’m following along. Not always going to post, but I’ll be reading. I’ve been hoping to redo my own closet, but it would be with a much lesser quality wood. We’ll see what I can pull from your blog!

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 08:08 PM

This is an interesting set-up that you have. It is wonderful to have room like this to spread things out. Those panels look good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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