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    Garrett Hack Cabinet - Continued Some More

    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):

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    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:

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    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:

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    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.
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    Looks great so far Glenn. Sliding dovetails for cabinet shelves are my preferred ones.

    BTW I like the extra protection wood block on your TS sled.
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    I'd like to try that.
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    on your sliding dove tail shelves are you gonna glue that joint??? or just use the dT to be the holding factor?
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    Looks great Glenn, and Garrett is a really cool guy too!
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    Looking forward to watching your progress, Glenn. What material are you making this out of?

    Garrett is coming back to the Pacific Northwest this June to teach some classes ( Cabinet Curiosities & Decorative Details ). I am going to the first class. It would be great if some other Family members showed up. Glenn, it would be good for you to come up north for a week, as all that sun is just not healthy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    on your sliding dove tail shelves are you gonna glue that joint??? or just use the dT to be the holding factor?
    Although it is tempting to just use the joint (as it will be captured) I run a bit of glue on the leading edge and then count on the dovetail to smear it along as I slide them together. The top and bottom are sliding DT's. The shelves are just dados per Garrett's design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Looking forward to watching your progress, Glenn. What material are you making this out of?

    Garrett is coming back to the Pacific Northwest this June to teach some classes ( Cabinet Curiosities & Decorative Details ). I am going to the first class. It would be great if some other Family members showed up. Glenn, it would be good for you to come up north for a week, as all that sun is just not healthy for you.
    The proto is just construction lumber and will end up in the stove but the keeper will probably be QSWO as I have some in the rack that has been staring at me for while.

    I've been away from the "Ever-gray" part of the country almost long enough to make a trip sound fun ;-) I'm gonna check that out, thanks.
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    Garrett Hack Cabinet - cont'd

    I am studying more of "how" Garrett approaches this piece than "what" he is doing. It is interesting going through his sequence as he has obviously got this down cold.

    He uses story sticks and the actual parts already created as measuring tools. Here the cutout for the top and bottom pieces (to allow the stiles) are marked with the stiles:

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    Once marked, a stop block allows quick repetition but, the notches are cut a bit small:

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    The logic goes that during glueup, things could wiggle and you can fine tune the opening before adding the stiles:

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    He cuts the bottom oversize and finalizes it with a plane. I'm fine doing this to finished size on the tablesaw but what the heck; in for a penny, in for a pound. I'll do it his way:

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    The stiles are also oversize until after glue up. Then you finalize the length and the notches (if required) before gluing them into position. In preparation for glue up the stiles are set off to the side:

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    Before glueup of the carcass, dados are cut for a divider in the lower position. He adds a single drawer later, for small parts:

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    Lay everything out, arrange your clamps and have your glue bottle nearby. I use the Baby-bot for gluing smaller projects like this. I would say this cabinet is at the limit of the Baby-bot's usefulness. It is great for smaller work though:

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    Check for square and clamp her up. I'll let this set for about a half hour and then start "fitting" the stiles. The cabinet is laying on its back here. You can sort of see the rabbets and notches that will house the stiles which support the door:

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 12-10-2009 at 03:05 AM.
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    There's some neat beading on Garrett's version. I was waiting for glue to dry anyway so I tried my hand at a scratch stock made out of a piece of maple scrap and an old sawzall blade. The construction lumber is so soft it tears more than shapes. It seemed to do OK on a scrap of cherry.
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