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We had a faucet leak so my wife decided she wanted a new faucet. Done. Now it turns out the copper supply line had a small leak and we have damage I will be repairing today.

Then she says, I hate this corner sink. Can we replace it? Me, Not with out a lot of work.

So, she was browsing the inet for kitchen cabinet layouts and she says..."Honey, you can make these." :eek:
 

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We had a faucet leak so my wife decided she wanted a new faucet. Done. Now it turns out the copper supply line had a small leak and we have damage I will be repairing today.

Then she says, I hate this corner sink. Can we replace it? Me, Not with out a lot of work.

So, she was browsing the inet for kitchen cabinet layouts and she says..."Honey, you can make these." :eek:
Sounds like a good time to buy some new tools. My OL will never complain about buying tools when i need them for a project she wants done...
 

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Well I don't have a wife but if I had a husband who uttered those words to me then I would definitely parlay it into buying more tools. I mean, you can't do a good job without the right tools. :)
 

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She stayed up all night designing the first project...a built in buffet in our dining room. :)

I drew the outline of the front...ten feet wide. Then cut out some 2,3 and 4 foot pieces that fit the drawing. When I went to bed she was searching the inet on her iPad for ideas. I told her to shrink the pics to fit her pieces and trace the outline.

Hi tek *******! :)
Mike
 

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I went to the lumber yard to check out their plywood inventory. I think I have it narrowed down to either the UV China Birch Pre finished both sides or the domestic UV Maple prefinished both sides.

While there I checked out their "shorts" bin and it had a good supply of poplar (48 inches and under) which is 50% off regular price. I bought more than enough to build the face frames for the buffett destined for the dining room.

I still have a few things to do before getting started like modifying the TS rails for wider cuts, and finishing up a toy box and two other small projects.

I bought a 55 inch piece of 1x12 barn wood to make a picture frame with. Whew, that wood is expensive. Regardless, we are expecting our first great grandson in November and I am going to make a cowboy picture frame for his mother complete with barbed wire. He doesn't know it yet, but he is going to be a cowboy! :)

So...the wheels are in motion. I may not be a cabinet maker yet, but pretty soon, I will be. :)
Mike
 

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The UV cat. prefinished is nice stuff, let us know your experience with it. I assume since you have 2 sides prefinished you are either installing in an alcove or you will skin the end piece.

Enjoy the build and post pics!
 

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The wall of our pantry and the wall at the other end of the buffet protrude out past the cabinet by a few inches so the finished cabinets will truly appear to be built in...sorta like the image below I found for an example.


 

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She said yes!

New Grizzly G0458 has been ordered. :)

Early Christmas present for sure.
I love the smell of new tools!!!!

Sounds like a great purchase. I've been looking at that unit in the local Grizzly Showroom. I will be very interested in your opinions of this machine, specifically if the 2 1/2" dust port works well and the trueness across the width associated with the unsupported end.
 

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I love the smell of new tools!!!!

Sounds like a great purchase. I've been looking at that unit in the local Grizzly Showroom. I will be very interested in your opinions of this machine, specifically if the 2 1/2" dust port works well and the trueness across the width associated with the unsupported end.
I have the Harbor Freight 2hp dust collector, so hopefully, it will work OK. It easily keeps up with my planer and 6 inch jointer.

I have built several toy boxes and a couple of teachers podiums so I hope to put it to good use sanding the panels as well as the face frames and doors for our kitchen cabinets.

Looks like I am going to be a busy ol retired guy for several months to come. :icon_smile:
 
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