Typical Stuff In The Shop #14: Making trim for some doors

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This is part 14 in a 16 part series: Typical Stuff In The Shop

I have 4 doors and 4 drawer fronts that have a recessed panel with trim molding on the inside of the stile and rails.
I don't know what the name of the style is,  I'm sure it has one, but anyway the frames have a small rounded corner that the trim will go around. 
I started with the appropriate sized circles, routed the outsides, then cut 2 pieces out of each circle. That way I could get diagonal grain for each corner.  The rest are pictures that pretty much show the process I'm using.
I'm also making the rest of the straight trim pieces.  Rout the edge, cut off to width,  rinse and repeat.
I see a lot of tedious hand sanding detail work in my near future.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

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The level of detail in your work is amazing.  What type of wood?  Looks a bit like hickory (if so, that would add to the challenge).
Perfect circles are tough to get right. Nice process to get it done
that is MASTER  work  😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

it's that kind of stuff that sets a pro apart from a hobbyist. thanks for sharing these tips bent.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice process! It's going to look great!
A detail I would have avoided just because of the head scratching complexity. You make it look easy(ish) !
Bently,
Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.
And you're really good at it!!  Thanks for sharing.
L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Bently, that's a great solution to that particular problem, and when it's finished it will all look seamless and exactly how it should. 
It's a great example of totally unwavering commitment to doing it right. Thanks for posting

Doing the best I can with what I've got

BB1,  Thank You,  It's Walnut wood.  Soft easy to work with. Hardest part is getting consistant looking grain and color throughout the whole job.

Corelz,  I cheated and had my neighbor CNC the circles blanks for me.

Thanks GR8, Pottz, Steve,  Not a master by far,  just a cabinet maker doing the best he can.

Splint,  I talked them into it,  they were originally asking for a slab door with plant-on's on the face. 
Ends up to be a lot of work,  but it will be worth it in the end. (as long as I get paid)

L/W, This is what keeps it entertaining, otherwise it's the same boring stuff.  Thanks

Renners, Thanks, Trying to keep up with your sashes. I think there is more detail work in yours actually.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Bently,

Really cool process thanks for posting+1 on walnut grain and color match. Difficult.

Petey

I'll blame my phone for not showing the color clearly as hickory is nothing like walnut.  🤦‍♀️Walnut is my favorite so looking forward to seeing the completed doors (and of course, I'll ask what finish...always wanting to learn more!).
Better not be white paint
Thanks Petey

BB1
I'll blame my phone for not showing the color clearly
No worries, to be honest the wood is very light.  Natural with the pre-cat Lacquer.  (That's my go to)


Corelz125

Better not be white paint
Maybe an off white?  LOL




Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Detailing the corner pieces. Pieces were a hair thicker than what I made the long trim pieces,  left a small ridge at the top that needed sanding of and the profile needs sanding.
Camera flash made them look orange for some reason,  there not though.


I started dry fitting the trim.

Taking the rest of the day off to watch Football, Nascar, and relax....

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

I feel the crisp inside corners make the efforts worth it. Don't see that style often I'm sure just because of the x10 more work.

Hope you get a perfect spray, that would be a pain to re-sand!

What is that large SCM tool thing in the background of your shop?
The SCMI is a wide belt. 
She's old but it works pretty good for it's age,  I use it a lot.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Came together real nice. That grain looks real good. You have a clear white paint? A little better than off white
Thanks Corelz,  clear white?  I'll look into it.  ;)

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Even joking about painting walnut hurts my heart!!!
Red oak you can paint all day every day. Or even Poplar