Wall Cabinet - Clark Kellogg Inspired - Finished


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13 minutes ago, gee-dub said:

I use Grandpa's egg beater drill for delicate work like this.

Thanks for the write up, I always learn new things from your journals.  And now I  have pulled my egg beater out from under the drill press and I will find a place for it the bits I have on my work bench shelf.  I have always been to lazy to pull it out, thanks for the reminder!  Mine came from my grandfather too.

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Thanks guys.  I'm just recycling things I learned from others.  The forums are great for sharing what we've learned, learning new things or being reminded that Grandpa's egg beater might be handy.  I had pulled mine out quite a while back during a clean-up-and-organize effort and found a place for it.  It gets used more than I would have thought.

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I cut the parts and the joinery for the smaller drawer.  I leave the sides long so I can cut them to the different lengths that will allow me to use them as stops for the irregularly shaped drawer carcass.

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BTW, I found that the curved sole plane works well as a profile plane for small drawer bottoms ;)

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Here's the parts.

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I used DAP Rapid Fuse on the drawer.  My first work with it.  The short full-cure time really let's small assemblies like this move along.  I can get away with the odd drawer-front to side joinery as these little drawers will experience near-zero pull stress.

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The sides set a bit proud at the bottom in order to keep the drawer front from dragging when moving in and out.

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I'll use a hand plane to clean up and fine tune the drawers fit.

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A little more progress.  Cut the curve on the top, faired it with a shave, cut the angled ends and then use the top as a template for the bottom.

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Roughed out part of the profile at the router table using a portion of a large roundover bit.

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And used a spoke shave to get it to where I want it.

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They will end up oriented like so.

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More to come.

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This is the finish that won the bake off.  Super simple.  Sand with 220 to open up the material a bit, flood with 1-1/2lb cut of clear dewaxed shellac so that is really soaks into the figure.  I apply it with  squirt bottle and follow with a pad in a circular motion to force the liquid deep.   Sand with 320 and repeat, sand with 400.  I will add a paste wax but, that is not present in the pics. 

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The flash really kills the depth of the chatoyance but, you get the idea.

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This is just a random cutoff.  I prepared the surface the same as the actual parts. 

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The Domino spacing is right out of Clark's play book.  Sliding dovetail is my preferred joint for this sort of thing.  If I wanted to use Dominos and designed the thing myself I might have used 3 or 4.  I will say that, similar to a sliding DT, the joint is rock solid even before the glue. Maybe that was a deciding factor.  I hope to get the back moving along here and there throughout the week.

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5 hours ago, gee-dub said:

The Domino spacing is right out of Clark's play book.  Sliding dovetail is my preferred joint for this sort of thing.  If I wanted to use Dominos and designed the thing myself I might have used 3 or 4.  I will say that, similar to a sliding DT, the joint is rock solid even before the glue. Maybe that was a deciding factor.  I hope to get the back moving along here and there throughout the week.

Thanks!

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