I last left off with a single cabinet door not quite finished. Since then I've knocked out the other four, plus three new drawers. Here's the breakdown:
I had a big problem with tearout when I was fielding the panels for the doors. There were a few panels with sections of sappy, knotty bits that just wouldn't plane nicely and left a really rough surface.
For those I just took a little putty and smoothed out the bad parts.
A few of the joints also had some unsightly gaps which required wood filler:
Soon I had finished constructed the necessary five doors:
Then it was off to the sander:
One last touch on the doors was a little ogee around the perimeter:
Well, I certainly screwed up one of them pretty bad: what's wrong here?
First I had to cut the screwed-up piece off:
Bridge City Tool Works Kataba Meiko. It has an unusual tooth pattern that lets it make crosscuts extremely fast. I got it on sale and am really pleased with it. Yeah, I said I was getting away from Japanese saws...oh well.
Then I had to clean up the saw cuts so that the new frame member would seat correctly; for this I used a shooting board. I don't think I've demonstrated this before on the blog, but the shooting board is extremely useful:
I suppose I could have gone to a lot of trouble and created loose tenon joints for the repair, but that would have been a ton of trouble (unless someone wants to buy me a Festool Domino...Any takers? Anyone?)
So I ended up using the old through-dowel method. It gets the job done:
Paint 'em and done:
Now time for the drawers. Usually for drawers that protrude beyond and/or overlap the actual cabinet, the drawer box is constructed and then a face piece is attached to the front of the drawer. I decided to try a one-piece front that both contains the dovetail pins and the overlapping face. Claro? Probably not, but pictures will help a lot, I'm sure.
Here's my drawer front blank:
I then used the Stanley 78 with depth stop to run a rebate along both long-grain edges.
Then I connected those two rebates with cross-grain rebates with my skew rebate plane:
So perhaps now you can see the drawer front take shape. The rebates create the part of the drawer that will overlap the cabinet.
Here's what makes the one-piece drawer front difficult:
That overlapping section of the drawer front makes transfering the dovetail locations very difficult. The marking knife I usually use for this wouldn't fit down in there so I had to use a pencil with the graphite extended so far out that it probably broke four or five times. Note to self: use thinner stock for the drawer sides next time.
Once the pins were marked out, the overlapping section further complicated things by getting in the way of waste removal operations:
In the end I prevailed...not once...
...but three times:
And the crowd goes wild!!!
I would also like to show off my firewood collection to the world:
Things were pretty lean for a while there, but I'm sleeping much better now. There is actually still a fair amount left to split too...anyone need some stress relief?
Here's a weird coincidence: my birthday is only about 2 month away and Chris Schwarz is selling a bunch of his loot. *hint**hint*
That's all for now.
Wow! I actually finally posted this!