I was able to get a little bit of work in this weekend. The cabinet is now standing upright and rolling on casters. I still need to build a set of doors, and sand everything for finishing, but we'll get to all that later.
I started on Friday night by cutting all of the face frame pieces to their final dimension using my TS sled and a stop block attached to my fence.
I found a scrap of 2x4, squared it up on the planer, and ripped it to 1".
I would set one end of the rail in the sled, and make a fresh, square cut on one end. As you can see, I only took about a half a blade off.
Once I had one end square, I would slide the piece all the way over until it made contact with the stop/spacer block. The spacer block serves a couple of purposes.
1) It is exactly 1" wide, so by adding 1" to my rail length, and then setting my fence to that dimension, I can get all 6 rails cut to the exact same length.
2) By only having that little bit as a spacer, the end of the rail that is closest to the fence, will travel freely while being cut. You don't need to search this forum long before you start reading horror stories of trapping material between the blade and the fence when making a crosscut.
You can see here that the rail contacts the spacer block, and immediately comes off of it as I start to push the sled forward.
I will try to post more pictures of the face frame assembly and the rolling cabinet tonight.
To all the veterans who haven't been bored to tears by the detailed explanations of what most of you consider to be "simple" tasks, please tell me if anything I have written is wrong. I want to help some beginners like me, and the last thing I want is to teach someone a bad habit right from the start!