• Hepplewhite Stand #10: Final Assembly ... Completed Stand

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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 02-05-2017 11:06 PM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that the drawer is complete, things are progressing at breakneck speed. Having cut the top to size, I attached the cleats and bored pilot holes in the sides for attachment later.

I rubbed in the pre-assembled drawer guides and drawer runners …

... level with the drawer rail. I used a depth gauge to maintain level from front …

... to back.

Just as I had excepted the first fitting of the drawer was off … just a bit too high on the right!

I took the time to fashion a chisel plane from a piece of scrap maple and a small 1/2 inch carving chisel, and took a few shavings off of the drawer runner …

... and a few shavings off of the drawer side with a block plane.

Voilà … fits like a glove!

I set the top in place and secure it with four wood screws.

After setting the top, I glued in the drawer stops … one on each side.

The drawer slides perfectly with a consistent gap all around. I managed to salvage the drawer front … with all the figure at that end of the front I can hardly tell it cracked.

The final step was to attach a maple knob. I will let the stand rest in the shop for a day or two awaiting warmer temperatures before applying boiled linseed oil, shellac, and beeswax …. BUT …

... I just had to take it in the house and shoot one last photo! What’s wrong with this  picture? Nothing!

Thank you for taking the time to follow this build. Click here to see the finished stand!

Hepplewhite Stand #1: What's Wrong With This Picture
Hepplewhite Stand #2: First Things First
Hepplewhite Stand #3: Lay-Out & Rough-Cut
Hepplewhite Stand #4: A Proper Edge
Hepplewhite Stand #5: Mortises - Finally!
Hepplewhite Stand #6: Frame Members Sized for Tenons
Hepplewhite Stand #7: Tapering the legs
Hepplewhite Stand #8: Completed Legs and Drawbore Pins
Hepplewhite Stand #9: The Drawer
Hepplewhite Stand #10: Final Assembly

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#1 posted 02-06-2017 01:27 AM

Nice work, Ron!

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#2 posted 02-06-2017 10:57 AM

Thanks, Dan … and to think the pair of stands took less than 20 years … LOL!

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#3 posted 02-06-2017 10:53 PM

Well done Ron.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 12:23 AM

Thanks, Kevin.

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