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  1. It works great on walnut too. It doesn’t show up as good when you are going with the grain for some reason. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I am going to spray a satin precat lacquer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I went back an forth deciding on weather to use dominos or a spine to attach the miter. I decide on a spline for the simple reason that dominos are boring. So I had to make a miter sled to cut the splines. Not the prettiest thing. Then it was off the scroll saw. I decided to use the scroll saw for two reasons. 1) I could use a reverse tooth blade to make cleanup way easier. 2) I didn’t want to switch the blades on my bandsaw. Here is the pencil I use for dark woods. I know there are a lot of discussions about this. Once I got them cut out, I use tape to glue them together. I put glue on the miters and in the miter slot. Then I push the spline home. Then I use another piece of tape to pull my miters square. It is better to have your feet angled in rather than out, but try to get them to 90. It is more important to have square legs then a little gap in the front. As hard as we try for perfection, sometimes we are a little shy. The good news is, you can fix the gap. It is a lot harder to fix not square on the case. Here is what you do if you get that gap. You run a bead of ca glue down the gap and sand the sawdust into the gap. You continue to do this until the cap is filled. There they are. I will work on the mounting blocks next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Excited to see this. Thanks for taking us along. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Got the cove cut for the feet and cut the miters. This is not the most ideal way to make ogee style feet. Usually you keep them all facing the same way but because wenge is expensive I flipped them to yield the most of my material. If you make them all facing the same way, it makes shaping them easier. For shaping them, I use a spokeshave on the outer edge to get the round over and a good neck scraper for the round over on the inside. Another trick that I use is to use double sided tape to hold the piece over the edge of the table. This makes shaping them a lot easier. Next step is to cut the profile. Debating using a scroll saw or band saw. Stay tuned! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for posting. This kind of thing is my worst nightmare! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. If I was going to make them without a cnc, I would use a scroll saw. I have done it. It just take a lot more time. With the cnc I can spend my time doing other tasks rather than siting in front of a scroll saw all day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah I am making them with a cnc now that I have that luxury! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Design looks great! Love the wood too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Worked on a little trim today and started the design on the feet. Here is the design they liked for the corners of the bottom doors. I resawed the wenge to get all four of the designs. I planed it down somewhat close to the final thickness. I noticed a lot of tension released so I decided to take it easy and make sure I take the precautions now. I can only glue the side on because I can’t glue it to the door because it is solid. So I can’t have it warping on me. Then I started getting the feet design ready. Getting the cove ready. Before I could get any farther. I was interrupted by the arrival of my 20” planer I ordered like eight months ago. But excited to have it. Wish I had it for this build because everything is 18” wide. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Looking good! Have to love a hidden compartment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Looks great. Excited to watch this progress. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I usually give the client my advice as for functionality. But I usually let them decide as far as maintenance I usually do what they want. I also had the discussion with them about adding feet or having base trim. They were concerned about cleaning under the cabinet so they didn’t necessarily want feet. I told them that I think the feet would look better with the cabinets, but it was up to them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. There is going to be feet on it. I just haven’t got that far yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I spent a couple minutes thinking about fixing it or starting over. I decided since I am staining it and it is the back of the door it will be fine. Always a tough decision: when is it bad enough to fix vs start over. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Looks great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Got the crown molding on. It’s times like these that I wish I had some help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Thanks Steve but the client wants to be able to take the glass out to clean it. I decided to just use the plastic holders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Things are going a little slower nowadays. I made the top doors just like the bottoms but with an ogee style and rail bit. But when I was cutting out the back for the glass, I broke a piece off. Of course I couldn’t find it and the cutoff from the board I used was to small, but here is my repair job. Not to worried about it because it is on the back of the door and will be stained. I have found the best way to fix mistakes like this is to cut the piece at an angle so you can wedge the piece in to get a tighter fit. Cleaned up Got the doors to fit. They were not as easy as the bottoms. But all is well that ends well. Still need to figure out the latch type. Was thinking about magnets or the ball catches. Any other ideas are more than welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Guess I can give you a picture of the whole cabinet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I actually love them. They are easy to move out of the way and set up. I could see how they could get in the way for really small stock but since the stock is being pushed down and pulled against you could use a push stick. When I bought them I thought there was a spring that kept pressure on the wheels but that is not the case, so you have to adjust them to different thickness. I usually dread hanging inset doors, but these were actually really easy. The main reason being that the cabinet was big enough for me to crawl behind and drill and screw the hinges in while the door was closed and spaced. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Got the doors milled down to length. Then used part of the door cutoff to cut the panels out. Glued the doors up and left 1/16 on the back of the panel because I am using solid wood panels. Once I got the doors glued up I cut the rabbit for the doors to go together. They are going to be overlapping doors. Got everything flush with some hand tools. I made this a while back and can’t tell you how handy it is. Everything was looking good so I started installing them. I used dimes to space the gap. I think that is pretty standard gap on inset doors. I always pre drill and use a hand screwdriver to put in the screws. I also use beeswax. Nothing worse than breaking a screw off at this point of the game. Start on the top doors tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Today I worked on making the doors for the bottom. Cut up the panels and rails and styles. . I always use the cutoffs to keep the ends from tearing out. I glued on the face frames today too, but before I did I needed to cut a hole in the divider to run the light cord through. I needed to cut it at an angle. I did that with a drill then used a chisel to clean everything up. Then I had to open up the frame to fit the end through. Bingo! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Sanded the shelves and started on the face frames. I ended up remaking the frames because they were to small. They were originally 2” and I made them 3” because I am adding led lights and with the hinges that I am using, I needed more room. I am using dominos to attach the face frame. I used pocket holes for the bottom one. I hardly ever use it and spent about 15 minutes remaining how and drilled a hole through it. I also cut a miter for the led lights that I am going to put in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Love the little fox! #1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk