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    Humidor on legs

    Got the doors for the cabinets made and things were going great until I took the clamps off today and turned one of the doors over. I missed that it slipped during the clamping, so had to cut it out, trim the joints and make a new piece. Took most of the afternoon but in a way was kinda fun figuring out the proper steps to fix it. Now I can start milling stock for the carcass, which will be all maple. Interior drawers will be spanish cedar.

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    The doors look great Bill. I’m glad you were able to repair the bad joint but I’m afraid I have no idea how to salvage something like that; would you mind sharing your repair? I’m looking forward to the next stages.
    Best regards,
    David

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    Interesting design with holes in the doors....
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Publicover View Post
    The doors look great Bill. I’m glad you were able to repair the bad joint but I’m afraid I have no idea how to salvage something like that; would you mind sharing your repair? I’m looking forward to the next stages.
    Best regards,
    David
    David - the repair was more tedious that difficult. First I clamped a piece of stuff across the door to keep the side rails in place, then I very carefully cut the top rail loose taking care not to scratch the walnut. Then cut the other end where the hole in the door is.
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    After that I put the door in the vise and recut the joint with my tenon saw, cleaned it up with a chisel.
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    Making a new top rail was the usual work, just made a bit more exciting because it was the last piece of quarter sawn maple that I had. Kinda like working without a net.

    And Bobs-your-uncle, all done (except for cleanup)
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    Thanks Bill. It makes sense once I saw the photos with your explanation. I still think it was a great save!
    Using the last piece of wood does add to the “pucker factor”...
    Best regards,
    David

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    Book match doors look great with some natural edge.
    Nice save on the frame.
    And enjoying it ("in a way was kinda fun figuring out the proper steps to fix it.") rather than kicking yourself all day makes for a good day in the shop.
    Ron

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    Got all the maple carcass pieces milled and ripped to width, and the DT's finished on the end panels and tops. I absolutely love using the #80 scraper after glue ups - the thing does exactly what it's supposed to do and does it well.

    Before: 20210310_142114.jpg After 5 strokes with the #80: 20210310_142202.jpg 20210310_142448.jpg

    These are the widest boards I've done DTs on and I was being pretty anal about the layout and it paid off. They went together nice and tight right off the saw.

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    And speaking of the saw, these are the new toys I got from Ron - as wonderful to use as they are beautiful.

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    Bill,
    Congratulations on off-the-saw dovetails and on wide boards to boot.
    That saw handle on the larger back saw is amazing.
    Ron

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    I discovered a new way to practice cutting dovetails. Cut the pins and tails on the wrong boards. This also lets you practice going to the wood guy in Lafayette, spending money, breaking down rough lumber, jointing, working with planes, glue ups, layout etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Carey View Post
    I discovered a new way to practice cutting dovetails. Cut the pins and tails on the wrong boards. This also lets you practice going to the wood guy in Lafayette, spending money, breaking down rough lumber, jointing, working with planes, glue ups, layout etc.

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    Been there done that

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    Glad Iím in good company. Canít remember what this piece was for, but I keep it around as a reminder. You can call it practice or a great excuse to visit the wood store. Enjoying your progress on the humidor.

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    Got all the mortises cut and the loose tenons, and did a loose dry fit and looks like everything will fit once the fiddling is done. The mortise jig for the small router worked great.

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    Behind the doors will be interior cabinets made from spanish cedar with drawers for the stogies. I want to have someone laser or cnc an image of tobacco leaves on the drawer fronts of the center section.

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    I suppose posting in one of the engraving or cnc forums would be the right place to find someone. Suggestions on which forum to post it in?
    You know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens.
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    Found someone 8 miles from me to do the carving, so thats a relief.

    Curious what you think of the legs and the front stretcher in this design. Sometimes when I look at it it seems well proportioned and "grounded". Other times it reminds me of cankles.

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    Bill, Iím struggling to make any design comments as tastes are so different. The design you show feels a bit Asian influenced to me, which I like, but just not sure if it goes with the upper cabinet style. I guess when I think cigar cabinet, I think more in terms of old style wood panel and moldings. Sort of Empire look maybe...

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    But, itís all really what works in where itís going to live. If you do stay with the design you posted, I do think Iíd curve the bottom of the side stretchers to match the front.

    Great project. Enjoying following along on the build. Looking forward to seeing all the interior drawers...

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    I like it.

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