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04-16-2019 11:32 PM

Guess they don't make them like the used to. - 11 replies

Using a 1/2” bit in a table and at low depth to creep up on a slot. Boom. Fixed that, but man Freud once was a good tool. Personally I can’t stand 1/4” shank bits for this very reason…..

04-16-2019 03:49 PM

Auction of Cabinet Shop - 2 replies

For those close to West Virginia, some cabinet shop tools up for auction:

04-06-2019 12:23 AM

Trestle Desk with Drawers - 13 replies

Looking to make a desk soon. Thinking of a trestle style vs apron with leg. Here is a rough up: Thoughts? There are few examples of mixing drawers with a trestle design. Also, the center support is to prevent sag on the top and provide a support for drawer runners. Size is 30” X 70”, 30” high (I am tall).

04-01-2019 06:47 PM

Table with Drawers - 4 replies

Having finished the dresser, I am thinking down the road to another project. I will eventually need a desk and I currently use a large Steel Case desk that has a single drawer in the apron. I have gotten accustomed to that design as I have two drawer boxes on rollers that I move around as needed. So I think I will make something generally tha...

03-29-2019 12:52 AM

Staining Drawer Faces - Half Blind - 17 replies

I always struggle with this. I make a mess of it so this time I skipped it. The issue is how do you stain the end grain of the face panel without getting it on the side? I can’t stain the face first as drawer fitting involves a great deal of plane work that will just plane off the stain. Previously I would use a cotton swab and hit...

03-23-2019 11:59 PM

Back - glue? - 7 replies

I typically don’t use backs on casework. Just sort of how I came to do it. That said I have a large dresser I am wrapping up and I am thinking of putting a back on it…not for appearance, but for structure. The piece is rather long and a back would weld the drawer frames into a better box beam arrangement. To that end, I am also t...

02-13-2019 06:58 PM

Bookcase with Drawers - 16 replies

Looking ahead to my next project. I am thinking about building two of these. I have been refining the lines a good bit to make the piece flow and generally work right to the eye. Thoughts?

01-10-2019 02:57 PM

Mistakes but moving on - 1 reply

Router lift dropped and ruined a stile that was matched to the other three stiles in a project. Made a new stile from another board. .015 too thin after milling. Grrr. Made a new stile, but fed wrong end briefly when doing the joinery: Going to punt and not make the stile again. Patched: Is at the bottom back of a piece an...

01-09-2019 12:24 PM

Router slipped in lift - 4 replies

Just venting I guess. Last joinery step for this stile and the router slipped in the lift. It is a Rockler Pro Lift. It has been a great lift thus far, but the vibration of use loosened the mounting. Nothing to do but make another stile or rip off the bad part and put in a spline. I guess I will add a periodic tightening of the mount and ot...

01-03-2019 06:57 PM

Drawer Support Frames - two questions - 9 replies

First: When not using drawer side slides, casework for furniture often has a frame that supports the drawer, one lip of this frame usually forms a rail on the front of the casework. I have seen such a frame called a drawer frame, a dust panel and simply a rail assembly. What do you call the part when a face frame rail actually forms a structu...

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