Without seeing the actual stack first it is hard to say definitively,
but I would think that most of the time that it would be more than adequate.
Keep in mind that it most often pays to buy ALL the plywood for the
project at one time, and from the same stack.
While not absolutely guaranteeing that all panels will be the same
thickness, it increases the odds that will be so ... difference in
thickness between plywood panels in the same project can play havoc with
your final measurements and squareness of individual components.
If you can't do that, and you're using dadoe/grooves for your cabinets,
and after you get dado stack setup to your satisfaction, plow that
particular setup groove into a short piece of project stock and take it
with you, as a check, when you're buying more plywood to insure that
your project dado setup and the new plywood will work.
Nice execution! The use of proper hardware and finish really put the
final 'zing' into this.
My only 'gripe' is the flats at the ends of your upper door arches make
the cabinet look kind of sad and lonely....
Just reviewed your photo's again and noted this.
Thanks for the Jig tips, I was wondering.
Every project of any worth generally has problems to solve.
An ability to be able to devise jigs and fixtures to do things
efficiently, safely and repetitively is a valuable skill to learn.
When I get the time, or if asked a questions, or simply in discussion
about doing something with a jig, I'll often take photos and post them here:
As they say about pictures ... just a peek at one may open up all kind
of possibilities in your mind for solving your own unique problems.
Not to mention that, do it long enough and you will eventually run
across something you did years ago and wonder "how the hell did I do
Great for curved router patterns as it is much easier to "fair" a curve
If MDF patterns are going to kept for future projects, I'll take the
time to spray them with shellac to keep moisture absorption and fraying
of the edges to a minimum.
On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:47:26 PM UTC-6, Brewster wrote:
If I may proffer: Like some moon and Mars photos, and mountian photos, man
y folks see images, human faces in/among the natural features. I sense th
at has happened with Karl's cabinet.
Personally, I like that look, it's different. I can see your brow image, s
ince you point it out, same as with human features in those moon, Mars, etc
I'd like to see a SketchUp image of Karl's cabinet with the bottom's edging
, the bottom rail, contoured the same as those upper "eye brows", i.e., mat
ching features. I'll bet the overall view would reveal just as nice of es
thetics. As is, those two "lines" (the eye brows and bottom rail) don't ma
tch, and that kinna stands out oddly, for me. With that....
I've often tried different looks on many of my improvised designs/pieces, t
hen stand back and see what alterations (improvements??) I can tweak for th
e next similar piece, to make it better (for my eye). *Does that make sen
many folks see images, human faces in/among the natural features.
I sense that has happened with Karl's cabinet.
I can see your brow image, since you point it out, same as with human
features in those moon, Mars, etc. images.
the bottom rail, contoured the same as those upper "eye brows", i.e.,
I'll bet the overall view would reveal just as nice of esthetics. As is,
those two "lines" (the eye brows and bottom rail) don't match, and that
kinna stands out oddly, for me.
then stand back and see what alterations (improvements??) I can tweak
for the next similar piece, to make it better (for my eye). *Does that
An earlier attempt at an A&C end table got me to think it looks kind of
angry with the lower arch:
When moving on past square parts and sections, details like arches and
flutes can really set things apart (or just look funky). I'm building
some end tables now. I like the A&C styles and lately I've really begun
to appreciate the enhancements done by Green & Green. Same basic style
but far fewer straight lines. I've made some lamps, the first set follow
basic designs with a few minor mods:
The other set went a lot further on the mods:
I'm close to what I'd consider 'good', but there are always additional
I really like the basket weave table top. I might have to steal that idea.
The 8 3D boxes that I made a few months ago were so labor intensive that
I began designing a basket weave pattern very similar to your table top.
But it appears your top might be glued up similar to a cutting board with a
I've made some of the 3D cube cutting boards (in my LumberJocks project
file), The fitting is critical and requires some technique for jiggery
The basket weave top was made originally as a cutting board, but got
re-purposed when I couldn't find a nice piece of white oak for a pair of
If I go to the trouble of cutting up 10 thousand tiny blocks of wood,
I'm going to do it all at once and make a boat load....
Your boxes are the ideal place for this kind of parquetry, some place
they'll be appreciated.
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