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    Yes, P.W.H. ... 308 was the business for many...

    Yes, P.W.H. ... 308 was the business for many applications. I tried to track it down a while ago but the manufacturer told me it had been discontinued.
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    Thanks, Wongo. That's high praise, coming from...

    Thanks, Wongo.

    That's high praise, coming from you.

    The girlie cabinets I made recently were a bit too avant-garde or odd for some. My poor sister was horrified that the legs were on the...
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    The veneers for the sides were cut and sanded...

    The veneers for the sides were cut and sanded today.

    No significant wooliness ... thankfully.

    Finished size of the veneers is 2.2 - 2.3 mm thick. Perfect because I aim for a finished thickness...
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    Redminch, Glue choice is largely a function of...

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    Glue choice is largely a function of what we are doing ... it depends on what type of joint we are making.

    I use a good quality PVA glue in most furniture applications. Cheap ......
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    I thought of a number of responses, but have...

    I thought of a number of responses, but have decided to stop digging before the hole gets any deeper.
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    The wooliness of Surian is well established,...

    The wooliness of Surian is well established, Aldav. Generally, but not always, the darker and heavier the board, the less likely we are to get significant wooliness. I have selected a couple of...
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    Entertainment Unit

    A couple of years ago my daughter and her hubby renovated their home and nearly doubled it's size. The kids now have their own downstairs lounge and kitchenette.

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    The original unit was...
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    Once again, thanks to all those who have helped...

    Once again, thanks to all those who have helped me over the years. My work has improved out of sight since I came to this forum. There are too many to name, but I must single out for thanks a few...
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    Beautiful job, Derek. Congratulations!

    Beautiful job, Derek. Congratulations!
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    Forgot to post the top of the cabinet, so here it...

    Forgot to post the top of the cabinet, so here it is.

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    The two girlie cabinets in their final resting place.

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    The chest of drawers is finished. First shots...

    The chest of drawers is finished.

    First shots are from the front, doors open and closed.

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    Next shot is from the side. Veneers all round are the same as the Lacy Undies Cabinet....
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    Top is in its clamps whilst the glue dries. ...

    Top is in its clamps whilst the glue dries.

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    Doors are on.
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    Hopefully, I'll get the sides of the top shaped today and the cabinet ready for finish sanding and lacquer tomorrow.
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    You are not alone. Many of us have struggled...

    You are not alone. Many of us have struggled with the same question.

    Agree with Auscab. On a table of that length I'd be looking at 100-110 mm depth and about 38 mm thickness. On one table I...
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    Veneers are on the doors. Veneer to top is in...

    Veneers are on the doors.

    Veneer to top is in the vacuum press. Doors shaped today. Border to top gets made tomorrow.

    Once the top is on, all that is necessary is finish sanding and lacquer.
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    Carcass finished and drawers made. Now for the...

    Carcass finished and drawers made.

    Now for the doors.

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  17. An interesting project. Have you considered...

    An interesting project.

    Have you considered installing a rear drawer divider and then connecting the front and rear dividers with a drawer runner that sits under the narrow part of the drawer? ...
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    Lots of good advice here. I'd be inclined to...

    Lots of good advice here.


    I'd be inclined to disassemble the entire table, and as others have suggested, perhaps use the entire apron as a drawer front. However, I generally prefer raised...
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    Wow, John. That is quite a table. Get...

    Wow, John.

    That is quite a table.

    Get some advice from someone who really know's his stuff about finishing. I use NC lacquer (and occasionally, acid cure lacquer) almost universally on...
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    I'm sure you are right, Yvan. Mind you, my...

    I'm sure you are right, Yvan. Mind you, my portfolio has surprised me in recent times, coming back very strongly. Essentially, I am back to where I was in February.

    Still sulking about the...
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    Bugger! The workshop idiot assembled the...

    Bugger!

    The workshop idiot assembled the carcass for the chest of drawers. The dunce reversed the order of the web frames during assembly, so the two frames with the centre drawer runners for the...
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    The matching chest of drawers is underway. ...

    The matching chest of drawers is underway. Construction is the same as the Lacy Undies Cabinet, veneered lipped MDF for the sides and cedar web frames. It uses the same veneers as the Lacy Undies...
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    OK, Aldav, What did I do wrong to get the pics...

    OK, Aldav,

    What did I do wrong to get the pics sideways?
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    In its final resting place ... I have no idea why...

    In its final resting place ... I have no idea why the pics are sideways. The originals are right side up and two attempts to upload produced the same result.

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  25. Welcome, Stuart. Looks like you are having...

    Welcome, Stuart.

    Looks like you are having fun. I hope you avoid the rookie mistakes I made in the early days. On this job I'd have failed to allow for wood movement, which can be critical for a...
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    I bought the rubber in a 25 mm wide strip, from...

    I bought the rubber in a 25 mm wide strip, from Clark Rubber. It is the softest rubber they had apart from the spongy stuff. At the time I thought the spongy stuff might not "rebound" quickly...
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    The prototype is still in use. Used it last week...

    The prototype is still in use. Used it last week to cut veneers for a lingerie cabinet for Her Indoors. I take the time to ensure the set up is right, (do a test cut on an MDF off-cut) then I feed...
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    This thread might help. I use the jig for...

    This thread might help. I use the jig for resawing and for cutting veneers.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f44/veneer-cutting-jig-181750/2?highlight=john+samuel
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    Franklin, For future reference ... one way of...

    Franklin,

    For future reference ... one way of repairing cracks, splits and knots (etc) that PJT (Pete) showed me is to take some sawdust and separate out the fines. Pack the fines into the fault...
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    Finish sanding done yesterday, and lacquer...

    Finish sanding done yesterday, and lacquer applied. Cabinet now complete except for the fitting of mirrors etc to the top part of the cabinet. However, we are off to the farm today, so that will...
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    There is good news ... and bad news. Heating...

    There is good news ... and bad news.

    Heating the warped corner and clamping it in place worked wonderfully, so I hung the doors.

    Then I discovered that when the tops of the doors were flush,...
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    I screwed up. Put a warp in the corner of one...

    I screwed up.

    Put a warp in the corner of one door when it was in the vacuum press for laminating. Stupid mistake.

    Heated that corner with a heat gun, pulled it back into place, plus a little...
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    Drawers made. Start on the doors tomorrow....

    Drawers made. Start on the doors tomorrow.
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    Some of my cedar was not good quality. I had some twisted, cupped, warped and otherwise crook boards. They were cut into short lengths between...
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    As I put the shoe rack into the built in robe, I...

    As I put the shoe rack into the built in robe, I recall thinking it might take a while to fill it.

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    There are twenty pairs of shoes in this pic, and another pair outside the pic, beside...
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    Very little progress has been made, apart from...

    Very little progress has been made, apart from making and fitting the legs, as seen in pic.

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    But then, another delay occurred ...
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    And here it is, a simple MDF unit lacquered...
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    Going to our farm this evening, so took a break...

    Going to our farm this evening, so took a break from the girlie cabinets to do something far more important.

    For the past three years our dunny at the farm has been a shovel and a roll of toilet...
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    Carcass assembled. I clamped and pocket...

    Carcass assembled.

    I clamped and pocket screwed each web frame as it was assembled. Worked a treat, especially as I was working alone. Better still, once assembly was complete I checked the...
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    Web frames glued and assembled. All seven are...

    Web frames glued and assembled. All seven are close enough to identical.

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    In the background of the pic can be seen my drop saw with arms extended. This is a favourite tool because it...
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    Dressed some timber and made the components for...

    Dressed some timber and made the components for seven web frames today.

    Also glued the veneers to the sides for the cabinet. Finished thickness of the veneers is 2 mm.

    Photos to follow ......
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    Broke my Resaw King blade cutting those veneers. ...

    Broke my Resaw King blade cutting those veneers. Just as well I had a Lennox blade in reserve.

    I think the weld developed a crack at the back of the blade, because when I put the blade back on...
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    First a few sketches were done and this is the...

    First a few sketches were done and this is the sketch that received royal assent.

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    Then it was necessary to select timber. This is the timber chosen for the doors of both cabinets....
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    Girlie cabinet

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    Finished, and in it's final resting place. ...

    Finished, and in it's final resting place.

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    Taz, I started by finding a leg I liked and...

    Taz,

    I started by finding a leg I liked and then carefully tracing the shape onto cardboard. The shape was refined a little and then transferred onto 6 mm MDF by cutting the shape out of the...
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    Chickened out and fitted the drawer dividers to...

    Chickened out and fitted the drawer dividers to the carcass with floating tenons and epoxy resin. The test run with a sliding dovetail was not pretty. I am going to need to make up a better sled or...
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    Dry assembled the carcass. It is amazing how...

    Dry assembled the carcass. It is amazing how stable the carcass is. Everything is firm and the carcass can easily be carried around the shop.

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    It gets better. Ran the square over the...
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    My first ever dovetail joints. Much better than...

    My first ever dovetail joints. Much better than the test run. Nice firm fit that required a few thumps with the mallet to drive the tails home. The tails were easier to make than the pins, but...
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    Rob, I picked up two pieces of scrap and...

    Rob,

    I picked up two pieces of scrap and joined them realising the grain direction was wrong but I didn't have a wide piece of scrap for the pin board. You can be sure I won't make the same...
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    OK. I cut my first dovetail. I was hoping for a...

    OK. I cut my first dovetail. I was hoping for a better result, but it is what it is. See Pic. I dovetailed a 20 mm wide board to a 50mm X 50 mm off cut.

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    The joint is better than it...
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    Thanks, Rob. I enjoyed that. It showed there...

    Thanks, Rob.

    I enjoyed that. It showed there is no absolutely right or wrong way, but there are principles that should be followed. If everything is strong and can both expand and contract, we...
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