Sorry about the title, still riding high after going to see The Avengers. I need some advice from my virtual woodworking guild. (if you’re reading this, you’re in) I have been working on a tool cabinet for an embarrassingly long time. I am proof positive that multi-tasking doesn’t exist as other projects get in the way and the tiny amount of work that is left to be done on this cabinet stretches into months and months. So when I had a few minutes while waiting for finish to dry and Hand Tool School videos to render, I started to hang the clam shell doors on the tool cabinet. I set one door aside to layout the hinge location on the other door. Stupidly I stood the door on end. This would normally have been fine as the door is 3″ deep and quite stable…until I backed into it and it cartwheeled off my bench. Murphy’s law says that falling furniture projects will always land on the most fragile and most visible point. In this case the front top corner right where the miter half lap comes to a point.
Assume fetal position and turn on your Morrissey records.
I realize this is “just” a tool cabinet and it will probably get banged up anyway. It already has a few shop scars since I have essentially been using it to store tools in it’s quasi finished state (another sure fire way to never finish a project is to begin using it before it is done) I have worked hard on this cabinet and want it to look it’s best so anybody out there has a fix for a crushed corner? I can certainly clean it up a bit with a chisel but it will eventually end up looking rounded over and not crisp like the other corners. This will make it stick out like a sore thumb, especially to me. To make matters worse, this corner is at the top where it meets the flat plane of the top and the deviation will show up even more.
Help? Anyone got an idea to restore this corner?