Craftsman - Stickley Projects #6: Repair Complete

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Blog entry by Paul posted 06-06-2007 03:59 PM 1228 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Three Steps Forward, At Least One Step Back Part 6 of Craftsman - Stickley Projects series Part 7: Drawer Construction Prep »

Along with another little repair on a different project that was brought to me, I used a shop session last night to fix the hole I accidently punched in the chest carcase. (a “session” is two or three hours after supper on a weeknight – I get maybe one or two a week.)

Thanks for the key inlay suggestion, but with 1/4” ply material for the panel, that’s not possible – the material has to be thicker.

Took a couple of drawer dividers back out and I did manage to cut out the back half of the dado cheek top/bottom from the inside of the carcase and punch out the damaged panel. I found another piece of oak ply with a grain pattern that continued the bottom panel grain very well, carefully cut and tested until I retained as much width as possible but could still spring it into the side dadoes. It actually looks real good from the outside. Of course the insde doesn’t look real great anymore with replacement glue blocks holding the panel, but after the drawers are in, it will rarely be seen. Re-installed the drawer dividers and went to bed.

Trying to stop being frustrated with such a bone head mistake and the lost time that could have been used for real progress.

-- Paul, Kentucky

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#1 posted 06-06-2007 04:40 PM

Sounds like everything came out ok. Good deal.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-06-2007 04:49 PM

I called my fahter, and asked him, “Dad, what age do we stop doing stupid things?” He said, “I’ll call you when I get there,” and hung up the phone. Sounds like a good fix!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-06-2007 04:54 PM

stuff happens… that’s life.
HOW we respond to the challenges is what makes us who we are.

Sounds like you lived up to the challenge well!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 06-06-2007 05:46 PM

Ditto on what Deb said

-- Bob

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#5 posted 06-07-2007 05:27 AM

Hang in there, everything will be alright. Sounds like the worst is over and you were able to recover from your mistake.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 06-08-2007 04:23 AM

Long day – tired – only did a bit this evening. Stain match drying on a small wood replacement/repair to the corner of a dropped wooden clock case needed by Saturday. Anything else accomplished needed to be dustless.

Cut off the oak pockethole plugs in one twin with flush saw. Glued plugs into the pocketholes of the other twin. Took a low angle block plane and chamfered the 32 edges on the bottom of 8 chest legs. The hot Texas summer is starting to crank up – near 90 and humid from lots of recent rain. I was ready to go into the house.

-- Paul, Kentucky

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