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    New Cabinet

    I imagine this is no big deal for many of you but for me it is a major first. Most of the time I do round stuff because I have always had a lot of trouble with straight and square. I have a decent shop full of good quality tools and have been reading and watching and learning for quite a while with the intention of making cabinets and furniture at some point. Well one of those points has arrived. I just completed my first real base cabinet. Itís nothing special to look at but it is solid and functional. Itís made with Borg Birch ply sides and back, oak face frame and drawer front, with some birch inner parts and various scraps. Pocket screw joinery, luaun door panel, Danish oil finish. The top is a maple cutting board that my FIL salvaged many years ago and I then salvaged from his house after he died. I turned 2 knobs last night but have yet to mount them. I put it on a mobile base and it will be the stand for my planer as you can see in the last photo. It measures 22Ē wide by about 22Ē deep. It should have been 24Ē deep, but I cut the sides wrong. That is not the only mistake, but I will not point out the rest. I definitely learned a lot with this project and look forward to using this lesson in the future.
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    Last edited by Don Orr; 02-06-2009 at 04:12 PM.
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    Looks great Don! At least you can do spinny and flat I can do flat but can't do the spinny thing yet.

    As far as the oops go we as woodworkers are usually the first to point them out My wife says "why do you tell people where you messed up? They didn't even see it!!"

    Oh well.
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    Very nice!
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    We never would have known about the depth issue if you hadn't pointed it out. Most people would never have known that it was "should have been 24" deep." Maybe the cabinet just wanted to be only 22" deep.

    Nice looking cabinet!,
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    Looks real good from here, Don. Looks like the reading, watching and learning paid off.

    Must be the phase of the moon or something, but I'm another turner who's been doing only flatwork lately. I've only fired up the lathe once so far this year, and that was on a bowl blank that I gave up on after seeing how punky it was. The flat project will be over soon, and I'm looking forward to working in the round again.
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    Look at you Don. OK now the rest of us spinners better get cracking!
    Very nice!



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    Thanks

    I appreciate all the nice comments. And I only pointed out ONE of the mistakes.

    The thread title should have been New Cabinet by the way.
    Don Orr

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    Old habits are hard to break!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Orr View Post
    I appreciate all the nice comments. And I only pointed out ONE of the mistakes.

    The thread title should have been New Cabinet by the way.
    Don, if you click "Edit" in your original post, then click "Go Advanced" in the next window that's displayed, you can edit the thread title. Let me know if you need any help.
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    if it was meant for that planer you have sitting on it, it's just right. you did a good job!
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