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Unit: Fabricating cabinets

Section: Cutting and edging

MSFKB3005: Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment

Competencies covered

MSFKB3005: Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment


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Now that we've talked about the board products and surface finishes used in cabinets, let's turn to the process of converting these full-sized boards into the panels that make up the carcases, doors, shelves and other components.

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In this section, we'll look at the main types of saws used to cut manufactured board products.

We'll also cover some of the techniques used to 'edge' the panels and prepare them for assembly into the finished cabinets.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will ask you questions about the machinery and processes involved in cutting and preparing components.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the five lessons for this section:

  • Panel saws

  • Cutting lists

  • Quality checks

  • Edge treatments

  • Controlling dust.

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise is designed to help you identify the main working parts of a panel saw.

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