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  • #19322
    Scott
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    While waiting for my cherry boards to acclimate for the tool chest project, I decided to use some pine and redwood to build a small wall cabinet. This gave me a chance to practice some of the skills that I will need before tackling the tool chest.

    I am nearing completion. I am not sure if I will build a drawer or not. Probably not. I only have hinges to install and finishing. I have never installed hinges before, so that part should be very interesting (terrifying). I will probably wait for Paul’s lesson.

    Here are some construction photos.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #19325
    David Gill
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    Nice cabinet Scott, a good practice for the tool chest

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #19326
    NikonD80
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    Very nice and tidy work. If my dovetails come out half as good I’ll be a very happy man.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #19328
    Greg Merritt
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    Well done Scott!

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    #19437
    Indranil Banerjie
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    Amazingly beautiful cabinet. You have milled the parts so well. By the way, what exactly is red wood?

    #19444
    dborn
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    Looks great! What are you going to fill it with?

    #19452
    Kevin Bowkett
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    Looks very good.

    #19455
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Nice job on the cabinet, looks great. You shouldn’t have many problems with the tool chest now.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #19456
    Scott
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    Thanks all for the kind comments. It has been fun and a bit challenging.

    I am still waiting on some hinges that I ordered, so the cabinet is set aside until those arrive.



    @indranil
    – The Redwood I used is specifically California Coastal Redwood ( Sequoia sempervirens ) that is sustainably grown/harvested in California for use as lumber. Redwood is pretty soft, but has a pretty color and handsome grain. Most people here use it for decking, planters, and outdoor furniture such as picnic tables. It is reported to be very stable, rot resistant and relatively fire resistant. It is not usually used for fine furniture due to its softness, but can be suitable for secondary wood such as cabinet backs.



    @dborn
    – My intention was to hold my smaller essential tools, like chisels, marking gauges, squares, knives and small joinery planes. This plan could change. The cabinet was built using only material on hand, so it came out woefully smaller than a proper tool cabinet.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #19722
    Scott
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    I installed my first set of hinges this past weekend. It went smoother than expected, but with more experience the process will hopefully be faster and the hinges will be even better aligned.

    After an unsuccessful search for a 1/16″ drill bit, I remembered that I had a small collection of Yankee drill/drivers, and one in particular had in its handle a full set of bits in very fine increments. I discovered that the bits were covered with some loose bits of rust that came off quite easily.

    I drilled a few test holes by pumping the handle ten times to full depth. The drill works fast, fairly clean, and offers an excellent line of sight when positioning and starting the bit. The bits do wander to the right slightly as they start turning, so I had to compensate.

    These test holes in some scrap confirmed that I had to be very careful with these soft, brass screws. The 1/16″ bit was too tight, even with some wax (note the broken heads), so I opted to use what must be a 3/32″ bit which worked out perfectly.

    Here are the progress pics:

    Paul probably has some techniques for installing hinges that may make me regret jumping ahead before his episode arrives, but this installation came out pretty well for a first attempt.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #19724
    david o’sullivan
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    nice job Scott

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #19725
    RL
    Participant

    Very smart piece!

    #19728
    Steve Follis
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    Nice work Scott, very neat and clean! Congratulations!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #19731
    Ken
    Participant

    Good work Scott, nice to see you clocked the screws great job. 😉

    #19732
    NikonD80
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    Really nice tidy work there Scott. Don’t forget to give us a photo once it’s hung on the wall.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

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