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Terry Hatfield
12-28-2003, 3:36 PM
Whew....what a project. One of these days I'm gonna build something small. :D Sorry if I'm over-posting this project, but it's been so long since I actually got to build anything I'm kinda excited. :D

Got the cabinet together and up to the dry fit stage on the doors, face frame and drawer front. This design actually hinges the door portion of the stiles on the face frame as well as the doors. This allows the doors to open up flat against the sides. Here are a couple of pics. Hopefully next weekend, it'll get fit for real, finish the shelves and the upper mouldings and start getting some finish on it.

Thanks for looking,

Terry

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Todd Burch
12-28-2003, 4:03 PM
Looks great Terry! Gotta love those arches! Todd.

Jim Becker
12-28-2003, 4:25 PM
Beautiful cabinet, Terry. Like Todd, I also like the arches and I'll add that the matched panels on the doors are also very attractive. 'Can't wait to see the results!

Glenn Clabo
12-28-2003, 5:21 PM
Bew-tee-full! I really like the flow of the arch on the door and bottom of the cabinet...Ya really done good on this one Terry.

Dennis Peacock
12-28-2003, 7:44 PM
Terry,

That looks GREAT!!!! Gonna build something to match that will stand on both sides of the center cabinet? ;)

Nicely done my friend and I have got to get up your way soon so you can show me how you do those stiles and rails. I have a Jesada set of router bits for stiles and rails and I can't seem to get them to fit the way they are supposed to. Any suggestions?

Can't wait to see if completed!!! LOML wants one and I think that design is GRAND..!!!!!

Ace Karner
12-28-2003, 7:49 PM
What I want to know is how do you manage to build all those big beautiful pieces of furniture, and yet you managed to blow a little Walnut goblet all to pieces LOL

Jim Becker
12-28-2003, 9:25 PM
I have a Jesada set of router bits for stiles and rails and I can't seem to get them to fit the way they are supposed to. Any suggestions?

Dennis, one thing I found I have to do religiously when using rail and stile cutters is use feather-boards over and to the side to keep the stock moving "exactly" through the cut. The ends of the rails are hardest, since it's a bit more challenging to keep them down on the table and up against the fence just as good as with the long cuts on the stiles and rails with the first cutter. A backer block with the profile helps in one direction, but not in the other! I think that my solution to this problem for the future is going to be a drum sander... :rolleyes:

Terry Hatfield
12-28-2003, 10:31 PM
d,

Bring your bits when you visit and we'll get 'er figured out.

The are actually done with regular old tounge and groove costruction. Grooves cut with Eagle-America slot cutter and tounges made with the dado in the TS.

The basic design I stole form a mag article. Of course I had to redesign and resize to fit my 36" TV and to fit my taste and construction preferences.

t

Terry Hatfield
12-28-2003, 10:36 PM
What I want to know is how do you manage to build all those big beautiful pieces of furniture, and yet you managed to blow a little Walnut goblet all to pieces LOL

Well Ace it's like this......

The nuts and bolts issues of furniture construction I can handle just fine. It's the "artsy" aspect of turning that I can't seem to get the hang of. I like to turn, but I think I better mostly stick to furniture.

Maybe next year I will build a coffee table or something at the bbq and leave the turning to you artists.:D

t

David Rose
12-28-2003, 10:55 PM
Terry you keep posting! I like the design. As others have said the arches (both over the doors and above the floor) really set it off. I enjoy a project in the works.

When Dennis brings you the rail and style bits remember all those posts from the past. Jesada never seemed to get the shimming right as they sent them out, so that could be all it needs. Lots of folks though found that the profiles just didn't match. Jesada would have to take care of that. I have a set of Bosch and a set of Whiteside rail and styles. They both worked as shipped, but it may have just been a blessing.

David

Terry Hatfield
12-28-2003, 11:01 PM
David,

Check my response to your post in the other thread. :D

AND, Not to worry, I'll just keep posting pics until somebody takes my camera away. :D

t

Mark Singer
12-28-2003, 11:02 PM
WOW!
That looks great! Wonderful work Terry. By the way you and my wife have something in common; she is a shopaholic too!!! I just stay home and watch the credit card balance ...go out of balance
Mark

Terry Hatfield
12-28-2003, 11:04 PM
WOW!
That looks great! Wonderful work Terry. By the way you and my wife have something in common; she is a shopaholic too!!! I just stay home and watch the credit card balance ...go out of balance
Mark


Mark,


hehehehehehe...I think that's a WHOLE different kind of "shop", even though the balance gets out of balance around here too, but it's not my wife. :D

Terry

Bob Lasley
12-28-2003, 11:24 PM
Well Ace it's like this......

The nuts and bolts issues of furniture construction I can handle just fine. It's the "artsy" aspect of turning that I can't seem to get the hang of. I like to turn, but I think I better mostly stick to furniture.

Maybe next year I will build a coffee table or something at the bbq and leave the turning to you artists.:D

t


Terry,

In this case, I think it is "arteests" cause you know Ace is doing all that fancy inside out stuff. He has done stepped above plain ol' artist! :D

The EC is looking super. I'm looking forward to seeing it up close and personal!

Bob

Terry Hatfield
12-29-2003, 12:27 AM
Terry,

In this case, I think it is "arteests" cause you know Ace is doing all that fancy inside out stuff. He has done stepped above plain ol' artist! :D

The EC is looking super. I'm looking forward to seeing it up close and personal!

Bob

Bob,

Thanks.

You are probably right about the "arteest" deal. Next thing you know Ace will be working in a "studio". :D heheheheheehehe

t

Kevin Gerstenecker
12-29-2003, 9:50 AM
Now there's a thought for the ages................Ace working in a Studio! Nice job on the EC Terry...............and once again, the shop is spotless...........you just ain't right man! :D I really look forward to seeing the EC in the finished state............those bookmatched panels with the arch's is gonna be a dandy! Very nice design, and your work is excellent, as always. Now, if you could get a Goblet to cooperate this well................never mind! ;) Thanks for sharing the pics Terry, I really look forward to seeing it completed.

Hal Flynt
12-29-2003, 12:03 PM
How timely!

It seems that HEMI owners have similar projects as well. I am in the design and cutting stage of an entertainment center and want to use the hinged stiles too. Are you using standard butt hinges or something special?

Thanks!

Hal

Terry Hatfield
12-29-2003, 12:13 PM
Hal,

I'm using Amerock no mortise hinges for the sitles and the doors as well. Non faceframe type for the stiles and full wrap for the doors. The plan I'm using for inspiration is in the Oct. '03 issue of Woodworker's Journal. They used the hidden Soss hinges between the doors and stiles and regular butt hinges between the case and the stiles. That looked wierd to me. Hinges showing between the stiles and the case, but not showing between the doors and stiles???? Didn't make a lick of sense to me.

I decided to use the Amerocks because I have used them on a bunch of projects before. Regular butt hinges should work just fine if you opt to go that way. As long as each set of hinges will open 180 degrees, the doors will end up flat on the outside of the case when open.

Terry

Hal Flynt
12-29-2003, 12:26 PM
Thanks Terry!

I'll look at those!

Tyler Howell
12-29-2003, 1:24 PM
Terry,
I think you post your fine work just to hear all the OOOOS and AAAAAHS :D. Well if thats what motivates your creativity, keep it coming cause you've got mine. ;)
Seriously, I sit here and look at other accomplishments a few minutes, (which sometimes turns to hours) before I can hit it myself. Seeing others work and shops is a real inspiration.
Keep it coming.
Just by looking at the pic, I change my approach to a problem. After I've read the details I discover there was no problem at all.

Thanks to all you WWs (Wood Wizards) that share your time and talents.

T.

I want to be a shop-aholic when I grow up!

Pete Lamberty
12-29-2003, 2:45 PM
Very nice Terry. I really like the doors. The whole thing is nicely proportioned. Thanks for showing us your work. Pete