George Vondriska demonstrates the proper way to assemble a melamine carcass that he will turn into a cabinet for the bathroom in his home. Using an 18-volt compact Bosch drill and driver, George teaches you the step-by-step woodworking process for drilling and screwing the individual pieces together.
I was wondering…in Belgium, we usually use a type of biscuit joiner which is called a Lamello (that’s a brand name, in particular model Zeta P2) with their particular types of slide-in “lamellos” to join sides to tops and bottoms, or slides to fit shelves over,…a click system, with or without additional glue.
Wondering if something similar is used in the US because so far I haven’t seen it used in any videos I’ve watched so far (was looking for demo video on correct setup of those things)?
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It sounds like this is what you are describing.
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What are the model numbers for the Bosch drill and impact driver? I’m looking for a smaller set for the shop. Near as I can tell, it’s this combo set: https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/boschtools-ocs/12v-max-cordless-combo-kits-clpk22-120-27546-p/
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This is an older video, so I’m not sure of the exact model, but the ones that you have found seem to be equivalent.
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Hi, sorry for the newbie question, but what is the appropriate way to set up the all-in-one-countersink drill bit? For example, do you set the countersink so that the drill bit drills completely through the first piece of wood and about 1/4″ into the mating piece?
Thank you for the patience while I asked the expert, here is the reply:
It depends on the screw that you’re using and the material that it will be anchored into. Some screws are better than others at tapping threads, and some materials are better than others at accepting screws. 1/4″ penetration is probably ok if you are drilling into a soft wood such as pine. If you are going into harder woods such as oak, then you might want to go deeper with your pilot. Your best bet is always to test on scrap to find the right size pilot for your particular application.
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Because your fasteners are going into particle board, I would have recommended a different type of screw (deeper threads with a wider pitch), and one that was at least 3 times the thickness of the material or 2-1/4 inches long. It is a real speed saver to have separate cordless drill and driver tools though.
HI, you had a few questions asked but as yet not answered. By the dates shown they must have been seen since one of your answers were on a much later date than the date of one of the unanswered question (May 3). Once they are answered will you please send me an email so I can view your answers?
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I know your way is faster but a few dados would make it a lot stronger and easier to assemble.
I’ve been shopping for decent counter sink drill bits. What type and brand counter sink is George using in this video? Thanks in advance!
I understand it is quicker but a few dados would make it a whole lot stronger and easier to assemble.
This video on assembling a large carcase was interesting and informative. However, I was waiting in anticipation for the large CARCASS that the lead line of the video referred to. Did I miss it?
Dry wall screws?????
Hi George, the screws look like drywall screws but I have a feeling they weren’t please fill me i.
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You took the time to explain how to drill the holes how to predrill for the holes how many to put how to secure the shelves together, seems to me that most people would be able to figure that out, other than the hint on how to use the claps to hold them in place. I think a begginer would want to know how in the world would you go about flipping to the other side, why did you not show how to do that?
Thank you for your inquiry. Although this might seem like a straightforward exercise for experienced woodworkers, many people struggle with these concepts the first time they try to assemble a large carcase. Therefore we felt it would be helpful to demonstrate the pre-drilling and screw fastening operations, and the benefit of having a dedicated tool set up for each task (drill for pre-drilling and impact driver for driving screws). In these short free video clips we often constrain the focus to a narrow set of tasks such as those shown here. We have a number of full length videos that show cabinet construction from end to end, so we did not feel that it was necessary to try to cover the full spectrum of tasks in this short clip.
We appreciate your suggestions! Paul