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Blog series by Wintergreen78 updated 09-25-2019 02:23 AM 3 parts 2558 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Design and side frames

09-06-2019 12:53 AM by Wintergreen78 | 0 comments »

This will be the most involved thing I’ve made so far. Right now I use water stones for sharpening and I do it on my garage floor because I don’t want to deal with getting swarf on my work bench. So, I figured I would make a little cabinet to keep tools and supplies and to have a surface for dirty jobs. It will be 34” high and 22”x32”. I’m planning to glue up a 2” thick maple top and make the rest out of poplar, which i’ll paint. I spent a little time drawing a few versions and working out...

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Part 2: More stock prep

09-14-2019 12:35 AM by Wintergreen78 | 1 comment »

I’ve gotten plenty of practice ripping, flattening, and squaring lumber with this project. The four side panels are glued up and prepped. I still need to raise them so they will fit into the grooves in the frame. The bottom rail and the top two rails are done. The bottom rail is joined to the sides with mortise and tenons while the top rails are joined with dovetails. I cut a very small shoulder on the bottom of the rails to help when I transferred them on to the sides to cut t...

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Part 3: Dry fit the carcass

09-25-2019 02:23 AM by Wintergreen78 | 0 comments »

I’ve got all the parts of the carcass complete. I dry fit everything and it all looks like it is going together pretty square. I have a little fine-tuning to do, and I still need to add the dividers for the two rows of drawers. Once that is done and I’ve planed the frames that the drawers will run on, this should be ready for glue-up. This will be the most complicated thing I’ve glued up, and I’m realizing I’ll really need to have it planned out. The dry fit definitely had a little back an...

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