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Old 02-06-2017, 10:13 PM   #21
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Table saws and Kreg jigs are wonderful tools but you don't need them to make a cabinet.

No, you don't need them, but you still had to buy that circular saw, right? And those cleats? and angle?

Kregs jig is $40/ new at home depot.

Here is a good saw- guy needs out of his garage- Lol. First one I saw on CL.

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10" ROCKWELL TABLE SAW-$275.00 OR BEST OFFER


So, for $300, he has tools that are far more useful than just the bus project, and the results will be 10x more professional and sturdy-- and much safer.

Some tools you buy new, some tools you def want older, therefore used. I could take a car apart with vice grips and crescent wrench, but it'd be a lot cleaner with a socket set and combo wrench set.

Great tools do not have to break bank, and they get passed-on to your kids.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:34 PM   #22
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I paid about $20 for the angle brackets to mount all 7 of my cabs and the cleats (had I used them) would have come from scrap lumber. The oak plywood came to $325. Add in a gallon of poly and a bunch of hinges/catches and I did them all for $420 or so.

I love my wood shop and have a great appreciation for quality tools but my point is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to build a solid cabinet.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:18 AM   #23
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Very nice work. Do you edgeband the plywood, or go solid?
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:25 AM   #24
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I left the edges as cut. Hardwood plywood doesn't have the voids that fir ply does and the "raw" finished edge looks fine to me. I cut the doors with a 30 degree edge bevel which hides the edge and lets me go without door handles.
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I left the edges as cut. Hardwood plywood doesn't have the voids that fir ply does and the "raw" finished edge looks fine to me. I cut the doors with a 30 degree edge bevel which hides the edge and lets me go without door handles.
I like your cabinets.
Would it be feasible to carefully cut out the door openings and then use the cutout portion for the door?
Maybe put a "shaker" style frame around the perimeter an inch or so bigger than the cutouts?
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I like your cabinets.
Would it be feasible to carefully cut out the door openings and then use the cutout portion for the door?
Maybe put a "shaker" style frame around the perimeter an inch or so bigger than the cutouts?
No reason you couldn't do that, if you were careful- plunge-cut circular saw for longer cuts, finish corners by reciprocating saw or hand saw.

Your trim idea would hide any errors.
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