Wednesday, July 21, 2010

some days are like that

I spent most of the day in the wood shop making the door frames shown in the photo above, but learned a while ago that I had a memory card failure, and none of the step-by-step photos can be saved. that means I have to recreate a day's work in the wood shop.

I used a program called Photorescue to try to salvage the shots, but it seems they were damaged during the shoot and there was nothing to save from the disk.

Technology is wonderful when it works. It would be nice if it had given some warning.

The joinery used in making the doors is the common bridle joint. It is a reasonably simple means of making small doors, requiring no biscuits or dowels and providing a great deal of strength. The top and bottom rails are long to allow the tenons to be trimmed off after the doors are glued. The top rails are deliberately wide to allow them to be shaped before assembly. In the photo below, you can see the hickory cabinet with doweled joints and bridle jointed doors assembled and nearly complete. I'll make walnut panels for the doors tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, technology. Sometimes when we're very quiet we can hear the computers laughing at us.

Mario