Still working on the entertainment center, I got the door panels finished
and glued up in the frames and spent today putting the roundovers and inset
rabbets on the door frames. Four of the six doors get inset rabbets all
around, the two doors for the flipper doors are only rabbetted on the top
and center edges. While cutting the rabbets for the last lower door, I
told myself, "self, remember to only cut the meeting edge on the upper
doors" . Finished the last lower door, grabbed one of the upper doors, cut
the upper and lower rabbets, then, yep, neglecting the advice I gave
myself, proceeded to cut a rabbet on the hinge side of the door. The doors
aren't interchangeable as I spent some time matching the plywood and also
the frame woods.
The good news: Because of the width of the rabbets, there was about
1/16" strip left on the outside of the door that wasn't taken off (I caught
myself before finishing the rabbet). So there's a strip of the door that
shows and wasn't cut off and I have a dado into which I can put a filler
More good news: I found a piece of the board I was using for the door
frames, so the filler strip will match pretty well.
The bad news: Took me about an hour to plane down the filler strip and
get it fit and glued. Still need to plane it flush after the glue dries --
that's probably another 30 minutes to get it right.
<snip of an all too common occurance>
Did the same thing last evening, but didn't find it until this afternoon.
The stringers for the 10 months in the making blanket chest/bench/now to be
a coffee table are grooved on the top to take the white oak panels, but the
groove is offset, to allow for a compound reveal. What I did was screw the
cleat for hanging the cedar bottom panels onto the wrong (front) side of
the stringer. Found this while I was carefully applying dye stain this
I will almost certainly have to make another part. Even if I can repair
the holes, getting the dye to match is unlikely.
Keeps one humble, doesn't it?
On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:10:26 -0700, Mark & Juanita
Thanks.. as a newbie, I thought only we did it.. *g*g
Working on my 2nd set of drawers under my router table.. on the 1st
set, I KNEW that all the drawer sides and front went through the
router for the 1/4" dado for the bottom...
I also knew that only the drawer SIDES went through the router again
to get the 3/4" dado on the outside for the slide... naturally, I put
all of the pieces through the router, making sure that each 3/4" dado
was done in 3 or 4 passes to avoid splintering, etc....
Ended up deciding to face the drawer fronts (again) and not worry
about the extra dado in the back of each drawer..
Anyway, just trimming out the table front with the 2nd set of drawers
finished... this time, every damn piece was labeled in pencil.. side,
front, back, etc... and the routs drawn in only where they were
supposed to be...
If there is a human error available, I'll find it in my work... that's
what makes each piece "hand made" and "unique" I guess..
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