Doors

1 Cut the two door pieces to size and form a rebate on one edge of both to make an overlap. On the front of each door, make the decorative groove using a router fitted with a 'V' groove cutter. Clean up the corners of the groove with a bevel-edged chisel. (These grooves can be cleaned up with glasspaper on a shaped block if they do not cut cleanly.) Form a slope on the face of the doors between the decorative groove and the edge by chamfering with a plane.

2 Ensure that the doors fit into the carcass with approximately ^32in (1mm) clearance all round, and then mark out the positions of the hinges one hinge length from the top and botttjm of the doors. Cut the recesses in the carcass to house the hinges (see Fig 11.10) and fit them carefully

FIG 11.10

Fixing the hinges on to the doors.

Section WW

V4in (6mm)

14in (356mm)

FIG 11.11

Making the hinge housings in the carcass.

FIG 11.12

Drawer plans and section with dimensions.

FIG 11.11

Making the hinge housings in the carcass.

so that the doors hang correctly. If they do not, the hinge recesses may have to be adjusted. As the heads of the brass screws used are easily damaged, fit the hinges initially with steel screws (see Fig 11.11) and replace these with brass ones when fitting is complete.

3 The door knobs shown (see page 72 and right) were turned on my lathe, but you can buy them ready made. They were turned two at a time and then separated while still on the lathe. Fix the knobs to the doors with screws.

2 Fix a small catch in place to hold the doors closed. I used a small brass ball catch which can be adjusted to ensure that the doors close satisfactorily.

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