A face lift for an old filing cabinet part 5: finishing up

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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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.