Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day Update

As I'm writing this, it's February 29, Leap Day. Normally, this doesn't mean much to me, but it's been a hectic week and next week isn't going to be any less hectic. So this is going to be a quick update without any pictures for now.

I've made a lot of progress on the doors, but I'm leaving on Sunday for a business Trip to Toronto, and Monday is my daughter's birthday. My sister & her husband are supposed to come up to the house tomorrow afternoon to help us celebrate the birthday. So I'm probably not going to get much, if any, time in the shop this weekend.

I've made the rails & stiles for the doors. I cut 1/4" wide by 1/2" deep grooves in the rails & stiles using my dado stack & making two passes. I cut the stub tenons on the ends of the rails & they fit into the grooves nicely. I have even glued up the panels that fit in the frame.

What's remaing to do on the doors? I have to sand the panels to flatten & smooth them out. I have to cut an arch in the top rail on the upper cabinet's door. Then I want to stain & finish the door panels before I glue the doors together. I want to do this so I won't have to worry about any unstained part of the panels showing if they shrink any smaller than they are now.

After that, I'll glue the doors together then make the bead molding & wrap it around the doors. I'll probably mount the doors in the openings after that, and I can then go on to make the shelves.

In any event, I'll be back home on Wednesday evening. I'll try to put something more detailed together then.

1 comment:

neil said...

Hey Tony......fitting the corner cupboard...white oak I might add, in between work and birthdays and trips and assorted travails, I'll be patient. Too much good work is in your project.

Don't know about others, but I'm digg'in this build.

Been Great to follow...........Neil