Installing Campaign chest hardware – part 6: Setting in the round corners,

I made the template from 1/2 MDF. I constructed the template’s reduce along the contour of smallest corner from the eight that we bought. This way I ensured that after routing the recesses I would only need to do minor chiseling to enlarge them so they could fit the specific corner. If I used a bigger corner as my guide for the template, I would have surely ended up with gaps between the smaller corners and the generic recess that I routed for it. As I tell my students: we don’t have an “Undo” option in woodworking; it is better to under cut and adjust later than to over cut and end up adding patches of wood that would not look natural. The next group of pictures explains the routing process and the cleaning up procedure that followed.

Follow these links to read earlier entries on this project:

Installing Campaign Chest Hardware – Entry #1

Installing Campaign Chest Hardware – Entry #2: Templates  

Installing Campaign Chest Hardware – Entry #3: Medium size handles 

Installing Campaign Chest Hardware – Entry #4: Large size handles 

Installing Campaign Chest Hardware – Entry #5: Setting in the bracket corners 

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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.