A face lift for an old filing cabinet part 5: finishing up - Popular Woodworking Magazine
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The key was put safely in its hole. After the glue dried I planed it flush with the surface. Next, I sawed off and squared the board's ends.

Using a block plane (Stanley low angle, fitted with an after marker blade made by Ron Hock) I planed the edges and the end grain until they were smooth. I finished the design/shaping job by creating a cove around the edges with a router bit.

Check out this amazing jig that I invented which elevates the board from the floor to allow me to plane with ease…..

Enjoy the pictures and please think about the hidden potential of objects around you.

As you can see, with just a small effort you can turn the most mundane object into a beautiful and functional piece.

 

 

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