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Mailee29/03/2011 20:58:23
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I have just finished making these kitchen cabinet doors for a customer. The brief was two 300mm doors and drawer fronts and one 600mm door and drawer front to match the ones he already had. It took a lot of work to get there having to use a lot of different router cutters both hand held and in the table but I think it was worth it.
These are the finished articles:

And in this next shot the original doors are on the left:

I couldn't get an exact match on the colour but hte customer understood this anyway. Glad to see the back of them though.
BillW29/03/2011 21:11:27
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You've done well there Mailee, I should imagine a lot of these draw/door fronts are made with custom cutters.
fatboy30/03/2011 01:38:34
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that is impressive mailee im swure if the guy scrubbed up the old ones and gave them a wax or oil, the difference would be negligible, i certainly can see very little different well done!
Simon Reeves30/03/2011 13:02:51
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Lovely job Mailee. Colour matching can be a real pain, even on a small article, so I think the job you've done there is excellent.
Wolfie30/03/2011 14:48:59
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once again a lovely job Mailee. I am sure your client will be delighted with them. As Tony said, I can't see any decernable difference in the colour either. well done.
cheers Ian
paul johnson 230/03/2011 18:04:01
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Fair play mailee you got the match perfect and as for the colour spot on in my eyes.
Mailee30/03/2011 20:26:03
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Thanks guys. Today I rang the customer and asked which side he wanted the hinges. It appears his wife had given me the wrong instructions and I should have made a 500mm door and drawer front instead off the 600! He said he had kicked his dear wifes A*se and asked me if I could make another door and front 500mm wide. He is going to take the 600 set as well and use them for an end panel. He is paying me more too of course. Anyway After he had paid me a visit to look at the doors I had already made he was delighted with them. So this afternoon I got started again on the 'extra' door. I firstly made that difficult top moulding to get it out of the way.

As you can see the top of the rail is longer than the scribe, hence the reason I had to add the top moulding after scribing the rail. Anyway by the end of the day I had completed the door frame:

I ran out of Oak for the panel so will have to buy some more tomorrow. In the meantime I got the drawer front finished and ready for staining. Not a bad days work really.
BillW30/03/2011 21:29:22
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So in a round about sort of way you are grateful for his wife's mistake, more money in the pocket.
Mailee31/03/2011 17:54:16
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I bought some more oak for the door panel today. I spent this morning maching it up and managed to get it in glue up.

Then I had time to make a start on some cupboard doors in pine.

I shan't get back into the workshop until tomorrow afternoon as I am fitting some doors in the morning. :D
Michael Shields05/04/2011 08:55:06
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hi mailee beutiful set of doors, can,t believe how quick you work that replacement door would of taken me ages are doors your speciality?. the match looks excellant on photo i know how hard it is to colour match.
regards mike shields

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