Joined: Thu Aug 07, 08 10:04 pm Posts: 562 Location: Just North of Syracuse, NY
The side panels on the Bombay Secretary, lower unit, appear to be around 20". My question is are you concerned about expansion/contraction of the solid sides? Also was anything special done to attach the frame panels, top, or bottom to the sides? I've been watching the episodes since the beginning and don't remember how the sides are attached.
Why I'm asking is that I'm going to be making an American Bungalow media center that will have solid sides. The sides will be approx 24" tall and 24" wide. I'm concerned about the potential of expansion/contraction and any negative effects from that.
BTW - Awesome job on the Bombay Secretary. Your truly a master.
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 08 12:01 pm Posts: 967 Location: Canton, MA 02021
master...ha!! i work hard ...but i got allot of help from real masters ...i am just a jedi....but if you go back in the show you will see i dove tailed the sides ....i used a router and a paring block....it was pretty quick....you piece sounds interesting....keep us poted!
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 08 1:45 pm Posts: 223 Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Most of your expansion is going to be across the width of the grain. You should have no problems as long as you have the grain wrapping around the carcass (i hope that makes sense). All the wood pieces will expand in the same direction (front to back). Dovetail the corners together and you will have very strong box (look at some of the guys who have built NBSS style toolboxes). Episode 11 is the one where T puts the lower case together.
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