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  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #72

    by bricofleur     Sunday, April 4, 2010
    To make the rabbets on which the glasses of the upper doors will rest on, I’ll be using this rabbeting bit. The bearing will follow the lower shoulder of the groove while the cutters will cut the upper shoulder to form the rabbets. Standard bits...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #56

    by bricofleur     Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    I roughly cut the top shelves of the hutches. I’m ripping strips to make the moldings to fill the underside of the top shelves. To stay on the safe side for the router table, I rip them wider than required. I install a 1/2’’ roundover...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #50

    by bricofleur     Sunday, January 10, 2010
    I install the face frames on the upper hutches to mark for the biscuits. To do so, I use a block of wood to align the lower ends. I’m using bar clamps to temporarily set the face frames and get a small T-square and a pencil. At each 8-10 inches...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #38

    by bricofleur     Saturday, November 14, 2009
    I am ready to rip the stiles for the two face frames. Since my boards are long, I’m using a featherboard for uniformity as well as safety. The outfeed table behind the tablesaw is essential here. By cutting the stiles together, I’m sure they...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #70

    by bricofleur     Sunday, March 28, 2010
    All the rails being cut, now let’s fine tune them. I fine tune each tenon with this small shopmade tool that I call Poor Man Shoulder Plane. To learn more about this tool, clic here . The expected result is a joint that dry, supports itself. The...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #34

    by bricofleur     Friday, October 30, 2009
    While making the dry assembly, this is the best time to take measurements for the back panels. Then the back panels are cut to their final width and length. As I did for the panel doors of the lower cabinets of the huches, I’m using a molding head...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #58

    by bricofleur     Sunday, February 21, 2010
    Now let’s mill the edges of the top shelves. I install a 3/8’’ roundover bit in the router table. As usual, I proceed with test cuts. If you look closely on the photo you will see that I must readjust the height of the router bit to...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #52

    by bricofleur     Sunday, January 24, 2010
    To proceed gluing the face frames, I raise the casings on these shopmade I-beams. Doing so, I’ll be able to slip the clamps under the casings. I spread a moderate amount of glue and insert the biscuits. As shown, I proceed with one hutch at a time...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #26

    by bricofleur     Monday, September 14, 2009
    This is the final step, installing decorative cove moldings under the top shelves. A thin bead of glue is enough and will prevent glue squeeze out. I drive few pin nails to hold the moldings while the glue set. Finally, here are the two completed hutches...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #54

    by bricofleur     Sunday, January 31, 2010
    To give a decorative touch, I’m installing on the router a flush trim bit which has a fine V tip. I align the V tip with the joint between the uprights and the face frame. The bearing riding against the uprights will assure uniformity. To prevent...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #64

    by bricofleur     Sunday, March 14, 2010
    Finally, the construction of the hutch’s glass doors. To cut long boards on a tablesaw, the panel cutter is the safest. And if it’s well made, the cut wil be very precise and square. The blade must be raised so one full tooth will protrude...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #40

    by bricofleur     Saturday, November 28, 2009
    After drawing the center line, I trace on a piece of hardboard each half from the paper pattern I made earlier. Here is the result. Note that an optical illusion from the camera shows the bottom of the lines curved towards the inside. I’m making...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #68

    by bricofleur     Thursday, March 25, 2010
    After making the groove on the first rail I think about adding a featherboard to keep workpieces against the rip fence to obtain consistency on the grooves and the shoulders. Here are the completed on the four rails and the four stiles. I’m glad...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #48

    by bricofleur     Sunday, December 27, 2009
    The final sanding is made by hand, particularly the rounded edges, that I sand with 500 grit sandpaper. You should feel the smoothness of the edges. This is very nice wear simulation. It looks like I’m wearing sawdust gloves! Finally, the face frames...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #42

    by bricofleur     Saturday, December 5, 2009
    All the face frame pieces being cut, I temporarely stabilize them with a clamp. Now I clamp the pattern guide I made earlier and I draw all the decorative curves on the lower rail. Here are the carefully located biscuit marks for the lower rail. Hese...