This is how I laid out the dovetails and the mitered shouldered dovetail for the bottom edge.
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Woodworking is a ton of fun for me .. most of the time. 😀 The introduction of hand tools and the band saw to what I do has made it even more fun. Not sure I can really explain it, but there’s something about using an old tool or old technique that really makes my socks roll up and down. Perhaps its about being connected with the past and gaining an appreciation for the work that goes into making something. I don’t know.
Anyway, I’ve been trickin’ out my tool cabinet (finally!) with door tool holding racks. (No, I’m not procrastinating about the desk, I’m organizing the shop before the next big project .. OK, maybe a little. 😉 )
Here’s some of what I’ve done.
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Doors have book matched white oak panels with cherry frame. I picked the panels up from Bell Forest. Handles are oil rubbed bronze.
Yes, I have gotten a few comments that this is too nice for a tool cabinet, but hey, at least now I know I can do the cabinets for the inside of the house.
The panels were run through a power planer because I was having trouble with the knots and the significant cup. Since then I’ve learned a few lessons from Joe and how to plane knots. I’ll try that next time.
Cabinet Side and Door Grain Matching. I glued up the panels for the sides including the door width and then ripped out the door sides to make sure I had an appealing grain pattern.
I still need to hang many of my tools. The brace, egg beater drill, spoke shave, etc. will be mounted later on the inside of the doors.
1. Measure before you cut .. Doh!
2. Don’t drop your work on the concrete floor because even with a little water and a hot iron, you might not be able to decompress the fibers … Doh!
3. Pair up you tail board to make sure you don’t cut your tail board upside down .. Doh!
Links to other posts for this project: Tool Cabinet Project Page
I was able to have some fun putting some details on my drawer fronts with an old beader I purchased a while back.
After that, I rabbeted the bottoms of the drawers with my skewed rabbet plane. Now onto the fitting process.
PS. Here’s the proper way to orient your board if you’re going to use the scraper to shear the fibers of the dovetail sockets.