Awhile ago I posted about using my planer sled. The lumber I milled down already has a purpose. I get emails from Fine Woodworking Magazine and the latest involved a small cabinet for special tools by Garrett Hack.
Since it involved sliding dovetails and I had just done a sliding DT cabinet, it caught my eye. My adaptation of his cabinet will vary somewhat but, it is his sequence of parts creation and assembly that I found really logical.
So here are some of my parts (again, this is a prototype and made from an old 4 x 10):
For those of you with a sled (or more importantly, for those of you without), the making of very accurate, repeated, consistent length parts is a cinch. One of the beauties of Garrett's design is that the top, bottom and all the shelves are the same length, although different thicknesses:
I use the tenoning jig for the sliding dovetails again on the top and bottom. The shelves are thinner and just slide into dados. They are captured between the face frame and the back just as in Garrett's design. Garrett did his dovetails with just the fence and the router table but, he's a lot more experienced than I am:
Well, I had to squeeze this in between work and running over to LOML's house. I have to fix the oven if I want any more free dinners so, I'll post more as I move along.