Gluing Up Cabinets Square

Two of the projects in this issue, the File Cabinet, and the Shop Cabinets, are assembled in a similar manner. Gluing the assemblies together is a fairly simple task but clamping the cabinets square can be tricky. check sides. Clamping a cabinet starts when you assemble the side frames you have to make sure that they're square and flat. If the sides are square, there are a few tricks to hold the cabinet square while clamping. positioning clamps. A trick that I use often to bring a cabinet into...

Modifying Stikit Pads

To do this, set the rip fence to cut the thin strips. 'ITien lower the blade and butt the Masonite up tight against the fence. Now clamp it to the table or attach it with double-sided carpet tape. Then turn on the saw and raise the blade through the Masonite, see Fig. la. Ill is creates a tight fit all around the blade. Eugene A Fisher PI ymouth. Mich iga n CLAMP OR TAPE MASONITE TO TABLE AFTER SETTING I purchased a conversion pad for my Makita quarter-sheet palm sander so I could use Stikit...

Different Treatments

The File Cabinet and Shop Cabinet shown in this issue have Va panels in a solid wood frame. The frames for these were kept simple with squared-off edges. But with a different treatment to the frame or the panel you can get a more finished look. DECORATIVE EDGES. As shown in the first drawing below, a molding stripcan be added around the inside of the frame. The next two drawings show the effect when a decorative edge is routed on the frame. different panels. There's no reason the panel has to...

Cutting Diagram

Ft.) 3 x 5' 1 -96 (3.7 Bd. Ft.) 34 x 5'-2-96 (3.7 Bd. Ft.) 34 x 5'-2-96 (3.7 Bd. Ft.) J x 5'a-96 (3.7 Bd. Ft.) J x 5'a-96 (3.7 Bd. Ft.) > 4 x 4 - 96 (2.7 Bd. Ft.) > 4 x 4 - 96 (2.7 Bd. Ft.) 1 7 x 6 - 72 (Two Boards Poplar 3 Bd. Ft. Each) 3 4 PLYWOOD 24x 48 3 4 PLYWOOD 24x 48 GRAIN DIRECTION CZ > ' 4 PLYWOOD 48x 48 GRAIN DIRECTION CZ > ' 4 PLYWOOD 48x 48 151 2w x 303 4 h x 223 4 d panel I began work on the File Cabinet by building the two side frames. The sides are...

Exploded View

G Stile (2) H Bottom Rail (1) I Top Rail (1) J Panel (1) K Top Rail (1) L Middle Rail (1) M Bottom Rail (1) N Top Panel (1) 0 Molding (1) P Bottom Panel (1) Q Kickboard(l) r Side Cleat (4) s Back Cleat (1) T Side (4) U Front Back (4) V Bottom (2) W False Front (2) V4X2' 2X22V4 ' 4 ply - 7 V4 X 2& V4 Va x 2' 5x25 4 V4x3X 14b 4x2x 14 1 4 ply -10 x 25 4 3 4 ply -14 X 201 4 3 4 X 1 ' 4 X 14 *'4ply-14 X 19V 3 4 x3x 15' z V4X l' 4X 19' 2 V4X l' 4X 12'

Kitchen Canister

Although the three-in-one design of this canister is unique, the plastic containers inside are the best part. The lids fit tight to keep out moisture, and the plastic containers don't give the contents an objectionable odor as wooden ones might. I used Rubbennaid's Servin' Saver six cup No. 5 containers, see page 31. but any plastic containers will work with some dimension changes. Once I had chosen the containers, the challenge was building an oak box to hold three of them for flour, sugar,...

Shop Cabinets

Customize these cabinets with any combination of drawers and doors to fit the needs of your shop. You can even build several cabinets and join them together with a bench top. We've been making do with a couple of old storage cabinets in the Woodsmith shop for several years. Finally. I decided it was time to do something about L The new cabinets had to meet three requirements first, they had to be simple to build and easy to assemble. Second, they should be relatively inexpensive. And third, it...

Basic Cabinet

I started building the cabinet by making two side frames. Then I connected them with cross rails and a back panel, see Fig. 1. Each side frame is made from two stiles vertical pieces , two rails horizontal pieces , and a panel. The key to holding these frames together is the groove on the inside edge of the stiles and rails. This groove holds the panel in place and forms a mortise for the tenons on the ends of the rails, refer to Fig. 2. Since the groove is the same size on all of the pieces...

Router Tenon Cutting

Cutting Cabinet Corners With Dado

Here's an alternative to cutting stub tenons on a table saw as shown on page 15 . For this method, you'll need a router, a V-f or 3 V'-diameter straight bit. and the shop-built jig shown here, see Fig. 1. And once the jig is built, it can be used to cut longer tenons and half laps. too. The jig holds the workpiece securely and guides the router for a perfect 90 cut. The stop block assures that the tenon's shoulders are properly aligned. advantages. One advantage to using this jig is your...

Stub Tenon Groove

Cabinet Frame Assembly Mortise

Frame and panel construction is one of the hallmarks of traditional woodworking. It's the technique that's frequently used in making doors and cabinet frames. Typically, a frame and panel is made by joining the frame with mortise and tenon joints. The panel rests in grooves cut along the edges of the frame. But a mortise and tenon isn't the only joint that can be used on a frame and panel project. If the panel is plywood or another man-made material . I often use a stub tenon and groove joint....

Reaction Wood

I recently ripped a lot of 4 to 6-uride pieces ofcherry. As I ripped them, some pieces bent away from the blade, and some didn't. Why did this happen, a nd is there a way to prevent it James Clark Garland. Texas I've had a similar problem in the Woodsmith shop. As I ripped the wood, the kerf closed up and started to bind on the blade, or it opened up like a wishbone. From the way the wood bent, I knew I'd run into what's known as reaction wood. abnormal growth. 'ITie reason some pieces develop...