Installing Euro Hinges

Here’s a quick blow by blow.

Doors and hinge installation

Today I worked on my resawn panels, cleaned them up and put the panels into the frame.  AND THEN .. I installed one set of the hinges.  I’ve never installed “euro hinges”, so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  Check out the video at the end to see how I did.  

I’ll post more tomorrow on how I did the hinge installation on the second door.

Resawing the door panels

I got a chance to take my Robou saw out for a ride.  First I tried it out on a couple of practice  boards.  The first step was to use my kerfing plane to create a nice deep kerf for the saw to track in.

The saw takes some getting used to and it worked best for the board to be in the vise at the side of the workbench instead of the end of the bench.  Sawing will push the bench around if there isn’t enough weight.

After a couple of practice runs, I was able to saw the panel for the door in half.  Its beautiful cherry panel and I can’t wait to see it in the door.  And the resaw was way less stressful than doing it on the bandsaw.

Door making and my favorite time in the work shop

I love being in my workshop in the morning.  I have an east facing window up high and the morning sunlight streams through it on a a nice day until about 10 am.  Having sunshine beaming in my window and the doors open to let in the cool morning breezes make for a wonderful atmosphere in the shop.

Such was the case for my Saturday morning work on the doors.  Here are a few shots of my most enjoyable morning.

TV Lift Table Drawer Fronts

Well, now that I figured out my logo (thanks again Tom!), I better go do some woodworking.  So today, I fit the final fronts to the drawers and added oil rubbed bronze handles so I could get rid of the ugly blue tape.