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Wife wanted a little cabinet for her small sized food grinders. I realize there isn't much routering on this project, just the inside edge of the door opening but that was one of the first things I learned to do with a router. I still haven't tackled the lock miter bit and the rail & stile projects but may try them soon.
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"It's just a hardened oz or two of metal, sharpened to a razor edge, spinning at 24,000 rpm.....what could go wrong?"
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I like it!
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Very nice Dave , thanks for sharing
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Make that another like for me.
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My wife and I both love it. I remember my mom griding meat with one of those doodads.
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Very nice work. Curious about the door, did you punch it? I just got done with my first attempt at tin punching.
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Thank You for all your comments guys, I appreciate it. I have made several cabinets now, some small and others quite large, pie safe, etc. The thing is though I'm still using pocket screws......I'm going to force myself to try and learn some proper joinery. I'd also like to try putting a drawer in something, and make a mortise, and route something with a template.....and......


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Very nice work. Curious about the door, did you punch it? I just got done with my first attempt at tin punching.
Hello fire, I took the easy way out with the pierced tin and bought it online.
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Very nice workmanship: the color, hardware choice, design and size, and the pierced tin panel complement each other.

Do not feel uncomfortable or less craftsman-like using pocket screws or a ‘store bought’ tin plate -- it’s the finished product that counts. Sometimes I think we tend to over engineer or get caught up in “that’s not the way the old timers would do it” thinking.

The pierced tin reminds me of some of the older buildings with tin ceilings when I was growing up. Wonder what those ceilings would be worth today???

Again, nice work and choice of materials.
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The thing is though I'm still using pocket screws......I'm going to force myself to try and learn some proper joinery.
Don't apologize for using pocket screws. Anyone judging the final result by the type of joinery is just a "fine" woodworking snob. Even if you used other joinery they would insist you should only use hand tools. Nonsense. Your end result is an exceptionally nice looking and functional cabinet which is what the original project was all about. I say, "Well done."
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