Hello and welcome to my blog, today I’m continuing with the cabinet door. This post will start off much like the ones before it…..with a large Disston saw ripping white cypress.
I find it important to lead my cut by working at an angle such as this and by keeping my wrist and elbow exactly in line.
Some might wonder why I chose to cut small parts with such a large saw. In this case the work goes very quickly and it helps me to sight down the plate.
I’ve chosen quarter sawn material of these pieces and the tightest grain that I had available. I roughed them out on the jack and finally the try plane to get them squared up.
Now that I have two sides square, I use them as my reference to cut the piece to exact thickness and width.
I brought them to size with the jack and try plane, then took a few smoothing passes with the Kanna.
And we have some bright and cheery cypress, ready to be put to work.
Because I am profiling a shape into these pieces that I have not previously shaped I did not take photos of the process. However because I have only shaped one, I will detail the process of shaping the second in my next post.
This is the door before the rail is attached.
Here it is again with the rail attached.
This detail may go largely unnoticed, but it was quite a significant increase in the amount of work. However, it is meant to go unnoticed, since it allows the grain on both the front and sides to be continuous.
I will make all small inconsistencies disappear in the final planing touch up (most of my parts are finished planed as they’re created, but in this case I have left the edges a touch wide for detailing after the hinges are installed.
I hope you have enjoyed, thank you for visiting!