Stickley 802 Hall Table #5: Drawer Divider

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Blog entry by TigerTed posted 02-25-2019 12:24 AM 626 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is where I left it. Been too busy…

This table has two drawers. A divider is needed. I chose to use a double ended sliding taper dovetail joint. The joint must be accurate as it is highly visible. The first divider I made was scrapped. One dovetail end was not long enough. Somehow I didn’t mark lengths properly from the case. Once the shoulders are a good fit, I used a taper jig to guide my chisel. Because the jig warped since last time I used it, I spent 20 minutes rehabbing the jig.

After the dovetails were looking good, I used it to mark out the sockets in the case. I cut the sockets carefully to get a nice tight fit.

Not bad. Next time, I’ll be tapering the legs and cutting the curve in the front apron. Case will be taken apart and panels will be adjusted to make sure they are flush to the top of the legs.

Lot of work for that one little piece.

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#1 posted 02-25-2019 06:50 PM

You will be glad you did all the extra work in the end. Looks very nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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