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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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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......


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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"Do-dad?". Now there's a term I haven't heard in a long, long time. :surprise::grin::grin::grin:

BTW, That is a beautiful cabinet.
 

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Lovely cabinet, congratulations.
 
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The more I look at this cabinet, the better I like it. I'm copying the picture to my project folder. I do wonder how you made or where you got the design on the front panel? That really makes it a standout.
 

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Very nice cabinet. The old timers would have used pocket hole screws if they had them. I use them all the time unless the project wouldn't be strong enough. If I don't want to see them I fill them in with Durham wood putty and the disappear.
 

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Nothing wrong with them there pocket screws. The end result is great.
 
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The more I look at this cabinet, the better I like it. I'm copying the picture to my project folder. I do wonder how you made or where you got the design on the front panel? That really makes it a standout.
Tom, I got the tin online, it was an old pie safe pattern I'm told. And Thanks again.
 

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Dave ~ Beautiful cabinet. The red finish really accents the black hardware. What finish did you use?

Bob
Hi Bob, That is Rustoleum Colonial Red in satin finish, sprayed on.
 
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