I came across this item today and it reminded me of one of my first posts on this forum. I showed a shot of a small wall mounted display cabinet that I made in 2000 the week after I retired. The purpose of the post was to describe an "accident" that I had when finishing the final part. I cut four mitered strips to hold the door glass in place and I wanted the showing edge to be rounded. At the time I didn't have a full round-over bit so I made two passes over a quarter round-over bit. The result was more like a church doorway so stupidly and knowing better I still went ahead and attempted to pass the first strip over the jointer set very low and of course the strip got caught and pulled my right index finger over the cutters. A slice of the pad was removed and to my surprise there was no pain. I was rushed to the nearest hospital where they dressed it and made an appointment for the following day with a "hand and arm" specialist who took skin from my wrist and grafted it to my finger. The pain from where the skin was taken was very painful for a couple of years but my finger gradually regained feel.
Now to the point of the story, my late friend and forum jig guru known as Bobj3 asked if I had used a French cleat to mount the cabinet, my short reply was "what is a French cleat"! Bob replied with a picture and since that time I have learned a great deal about woodworking and turning from forum members and I hope that I have reciprocated.
I forgot to mention that the cabinet is held to the wall with a screw at the top and one at the bottom. I also forgot to mention that when I took it to the glass place to make the mirror for the back, the shelves and the door glass, when I picked it up the following day, they hadn't used the strips that I made, they used Silicon!!!
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus
Last edited by harrysin; 09-30-2019 at 12:45 AM.
Reason: After thoughts