More progress on the cabinets
After laminating the bases (2 x1" MDF) , I laid out 4 mounting screws as well as the holes for the threaded 8mm inserts for the spikes. Bases were final cut to be 2" larger than the cabinet on all sides.
Baes were then temporarily installed / test fit on the cabinets
Grill frames were cut 41.5" x 15" to leave a .5" "border" when in place. Laid out and pre-drilled small pilot holes in the 8 magnet locations on the grill frame blanks
With the bases still dry fited, the grill blanks were clamped in place to transfer magnet locations to cabinets by lightly spinning the same bit used to drill the grill frames
After removing the blank and base, each cabinet was laid down and each marked hole was drilled to the proper depth for seating the magnets. Each magnets is expoxied into place and skim coated with a bit of filler before blcok saninding flush. No need to worry abouot magnet polarity, just be sure to orientate properly when you later istall the magnets in the frames.
The frames will have to be finished off later, need to get the cabinets off for painting by the weekend.
Bases were removed , a 3/4" roundover applied, sanded , then glued/screwed into place for the final time
Prep will continue tomorrow