Roll Around Tool Cabinet #20: Detail Work: Drawer Fronts and Breadboard End Top Layout

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 03-02-2017 05:49 AM 1270 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I worked with detail finish work. For instance, I sprayed three layers of Shellac clear to seal the dye that I had applied to the poplar drawer front backs. With each of these drawers I had taped prior to applying the dye. However, the tape did not keep the dye from finding its way to where I did not want it.

I decided that I would use my #4 smoothing plane on the sapele to clean the surface by removing the wood that got some of the dye on it. This included using one or really both of my shoulder planes to clean the dye from the edges of the sapele. I also cleaned the end grain with my smoothing plane. I lied the way the drawer fronts turned out form this hand plane work.

To clean the drawer front sapele I used the planing stop that can be seen in the image below. Sorry that I did not get an image of how this stop was used with each drawer front. Maybe I can enter an image later…

The image below shows how I cleaned th end grain with my smoothing plane.

I also worked some on the breadboard end panel top. What I did first wast setup my table saw to cut the trim I had glued on to cover the plies. After cutting with the table saw I also used my #7 jack plane to get the surfaces flush and smooth.

I was adding some wood putty to fill th edge between the people breadboard end and the maple plywood panel. In fact I added more putty into cracks that I saw in th case and doors. I will clean these puttied areas tomorrow with sandpaper.

I also marked the case and the top panel where the middle points where so I could match them up later when I am ready to glue and fasten the top to the case. When I do that I will use screws from the inside of the case to hold on the top panel to it.

-- --- Happy Howie

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