We have had a few great posts for the hand tool users to admire ,being a machine tool user myself I’d like to show some how the end result may not tell the story of what tools made a given work. My goal many times is to not use any hand tools to do what my machines can do. O.K. I use a chisel for scraping glue and a few try squares but thats about it . I am currently working on a commission to build a Mission style Media Cabinet out of QSWO , I tried to show the work in progress . I built a Maple plywood box with a few edge banded parts then applied the frame and panel ends to the box. The picture with the drawer faces are just sitting there not yet sanded or attached , same with the top. An elongated corbel will fit the side of each corner post coming next with doors for glass in front of the components tommorrow . Undermount Blumotion slides aith Maple Apple ply drawer box . the mounting of these slides is easier than they look , really no more time then any other slide to install . A look under the drawer box shows the quick disconnect brackets to release it from the cabinet. a shop made jig and a sharp 1/4″ bit makes the shallow hole in the rear of the box . regards , dusty 2/11/10 Next day photos .Lets see if this works . The drawer faces are sanded and attached the the boxes with the hardware holes pre drilled on the drill press for accuracy . the door frames are sanded and basically sized and ready to be hinged for this flush inset application . Next finish sand the Elongated Corbels do a proper fitting and glue and clamp them .The countertop needs to be trimmed down a few inches and a final sand on all before the stain and lacquer . 2/12/10 Well the doors are hinged by using shims to hold them where I wanted them while I locate with an awl the bracket location .Oops . As with the door the drawer fronts are shimmed in position then fastened from the inside while in that position when possible .It makes it easier especially if you are working alone . The corbels were bandsawn from a template or pattern then edge sanded to the line on the drum and flat of my edge sander. All the corbels were glued and clamped into the slots. The top is trimmed to size and finish sanded with the edges barely broke , most of the edges will stay fairly crisp to help the reveals or gaps stay tight looking . My next step first off in the morning will be to do a sanding of the cabinet and then apply the color the client has chosen .When dry I will spray pre cat lacquer in a Satin sheen until it is as smooth as silk . regards dusty
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