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A bit of cabinet making
« on: March 16, 2018, 09:08:04 AM »

This is what I have been playing with in recent months. All to bring some sanity to the mess in the kitchen.
SWMBO needs furniture, before anything else, but at least I get to buy tools.
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 09:41:15 AM »

WOW top work there




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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 09:56:58 AM »

Thanks Stavros,


The veg rack looks smaller than it really is in the picture above. Here is another picture to show the size, as you know, SWMBO is not that large herself. But there is plenty of room for all the spuds, and every thing else.
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 10:31:04 AM »


Practical model practice!

 Nice job TT.   :-))
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 01:17:11 PM »

very nice work.........my grand dad who got me into model boat building at the age of 8 was a master cabinet maker............he'd have been proud of that one, indeed he would. :-)) O0 O0
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 02:34:42 PM »

Thanks but itís never going to be master level . You canít see the flaws  :embarrassed:
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 03:05:16 PM »

And there is the master builder part - if we cannot see the flaws, what flaws - if it is a flat pack assembly item it has a multitude of flaws - if we don't see them there is not really any flaw.
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 09:22:57 PM »

Very nice job TT :-))  What's the next project?


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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 09:33:43 PM »

Peter he is now in the process of building a 1/12 Scale replica of Mayflower but he has been cunning and has told his Wife it is a new dining room table SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH




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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 10:18:24 PM »

Peter he is now in the process of building a 1/12 Scale replica of Mayflower but he has been cunning and has told his Wife it is a new dining room table SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 02:37:05 AM »

Many, many years ago we visited an art gallery in Mooloolaba which displayed some unique furniture by a real craftsman.   Some of the cabinets took him a year to make.  All solid timber from local woods.   No copying others designs but drawers that opened in unusual ways and some that had to be opened in sequence.
I have never seen the like since.   I just wish we could have afforded a piece.  <:(
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 06:17:14 AM »

@BrianB6
Is there any chance that there is a Website for the gallery? Who knows the pieces you saw, or later pieces may have found their way back.
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018, 06:23:00 AM »

Peter he is now in the process of building a 1/12 Scale replica of Mayflower but he has been cunning and has told his Wife it is a new dining room table SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH




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Ooi! SSSSHHHHHHHH. Loose lips sink dining tables  ok2
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2018, 08:42:55 AM »

@BrianB6
Is there any chance that there is a Website for the gallery? Who knows the pieces you saw, or later pieces may have found their way back.
I have sent an email to the gallery and await a reply.
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2018, 09:05:59 AM »

Thanks  :-))
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 12:59:13 PM »

I have just finished 2 of 4 of these 6 drawer chests. I will finish the other two this week.
I have used traditional construction methods. No metal drawer slides in these.
It has taken me about 5 months of part time effort.
SWMBO is a happy bunny.
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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2018, 01:20:23 PM »

OK very nice indeed TT :-)) ...we'll make a Chippie of you yet  O0

Are there two each of different designs?

No metal, but any composite materials [nylons] in the slides?

In the finished pair, all very symmetrical grain patterns, what is the face timber on the front of the draws?

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Re: A bit of cabinet making
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2018, 02:25:44 PM »

Four of the same design, but one has slightly different handles.
The slides are beech wood and beeswax for lube. All wood, wax, screw (lost count( and glue, and dowel (over 300) and glue,. The finish is a wood wax-oil.
Any symmetry is coincidental, the drawer fronts are 8" (200mm) 1" thick pine planking put through a thickness planer and trimmed to width. The guts of the thing and face frames and tops are cut from 120x22x4000 cheapo pine boards. The tops are four edge glued boards.
I have left over a lot of long thin battens . I realise now that a lot of traditional garden furniture is made from scrap strip wood. I used to think of all the wasted kerf when I saw plans for garden tables, but now I see it is just random waste wood, and I will use my scrap for garden projects.
By using really cheap softwoods, that have changed shape in a short few month since my primary cuts, I have learned a lot about the nature of wood. Having used a lot of new (to me) techniques I on low quality woods, I am now confident enough to move on to hardwoods without fear of wasting money trashing good material.
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