Stickley 802 Hall Table #8: Drawer Making

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Blog entry by TigerTed posted 06-10-2019 06:22 PM 573 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The drawer frame is supported from below with 1”x1” blocks glue rubbed to the side panels. No support blocks are needed at the rear. We didn’t want cross grain condition.

All my grooves are cut with plow plane.

Once pieces barely fit into the opening, I made dovetail joints. Through at the rear and half blind at the front. Made this vise. Works great but need to find better way to clamp to bench. Screws are too long too..

Really like this method of having a rebate on the tail board. That combined with a 1/4” shim in the grooves perfectly aligns boards for marking. Also, use of blue tape makes it easy to see knife marks. There is also finite thickness to the tape making my work more accurate. I also made the rear board 1/16” shorter to facilitate fitting the drawer into the case. Glued up drawers making sure they were square.

Ran out of cherry. Took some poplar from a friend. Glued up boards. Went to my bandsaw and realized I was only 13” resaw capable.. Had to cut it back apart, resaw, glue and square up all over again. Won’t make that mistake again. Gluing 3/8” boards isn’t fun. They don’t want to be square. Did my best with lots of planing after. Bottom of drawer is beveled by plane at the front and both sides.

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#1 posted 06-11-2019 11:13 AM

I’m following along. I appreciate all of the pictures to go with the text.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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