Arts and Crafts Cabinet #2

Next is constructing the door frame…. setting up the size and dimension for a center glass panel.

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Clamping the mortise and tenon frame in place

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Routed out a channel, ready for the center glass piece.  Here this Japanese white steel helped in to chisel out the corner.

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Read in Popular woodworking that the old rolled glass, those that rolled flat instead of pour flat nowadays, would add characters to the woodwork.   Went to flea market sometime ago and I found some old framed windows.

Handle with glass for the first time, pretty nervous.  First window, took me 20 mins to dissemble the old frame.  By the third window, I gained superficial confidence and took me 10 mins to crank nailed frame apart.  Of course, nothing superficial was dependent.  I cracked the glass panel too at the same time.

Well, I still had two full piece to work with, unfortunately, one of them is not roll flat glass.

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Here on the left is old old rolled glass, right is the modern glass.  I noticed the deeper shape of tint in it.

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Modern glass
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Old rolled flat glass
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Scoring a line to break it apart… again pretty nervous.  Guess that it is always nervous for everything first time

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Ta- da!

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Making the trim to hold the glass panel, using a shooting board.

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From this
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To this
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Dry fitting, so far so good.

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