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SBW#25 – Kitchen Cabinet Build Part 2

This is the second part of my kitchen cabinet build, primarily focusing on the work I did building the cabinets from start to finish. In this episode I assemble the cabinet, referred to #9, that goes above my microwave/hood combo.

In this video I finish up the pocket hole drilling the first set of frames and begin assembling the first frame. Albeit, probably not the smartest technique here by attempting to assemble it vertical. As you can see, this is not the best way to assemble a frame but it got the job done. I point this out in the video of why in the world was I doing it like this – not once but twice!

Instead lay the frame down on your workbench or assembly table and use the Kreg Clamps to clamp it face down so your pocket holes are showing.

Since I’m using Hard Maple for the frames I’m using Kreg SML-F125 Fine Thread 1 1/4″ screws. Why fine and not coarse, well, simply put fine thread are made for hardwoods and coarse thread are softwood / manufactured woods. Using fine thread screws reduce the change for split out.

As I got into a rhythm of assembling my frames, I improved my techniques which allowed for faster and easier assembly.

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Equipment and Materials

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SBW#24 – Athletic Shoe Sole Repair

Tired of your shoe sole peeling or completely falling off? Well, in this quick video I show how you can get extra life from those shoes by gluing it back on with some specialized glue.

I am not sure about you but I do not like needing to buy a brand new pair of shoes just because the sole starts peeling off, flapping as I walk or run and eventually completely separating. For one thing a good pair of shoes is too expensive to do this. I like to get maximum wear from my sole before replacing my shoes and this method helps out.

First thing you need to do is thoroughly clean both tread and the sole where it will need to be glued. Then apply some glue and add some pressure. Once dry you can remove the clamping pressure, clean up any squeeze and you should be good to go.

This simple fix can add miles to your shoes and help save that hard earned money.

Tools and Equipment Used

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