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Study Desk and Table For Lovies Christmass present #2: Part 2 The drawers

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Blog entry by anthm27 posted 12-08-2019 08:16 AM 924 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made the drawers today from 1/2 inch ply. Track saw or a table saw would have been nice, Just had to do it the old way with a straight edge and circular saw.
Glued and nailed the drawer carcass together , rounded them over and got them installed inside the frame with nice soft closing drawer slides. Drawers nice and big, two foot long and over a foot wide. 6 inches deep

Pics show my days work, from start to finish.

Drawer fronts to be laminated up tomorrow, out of 3×1

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.



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JayZ

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#1 posted 12-08-2019 09:21 AM

Looks amazing. Clearly plenty of work in it. What did you use to plan it out? CAD it or draught it?

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anthm27

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#2 posted 12-08-2019 09:35 AM


Looks amazing. Clearly plenty of work in it. What did you use to plan it out? CAD it or draught it?

- JayZ

Ah Brother Jay Z , hows NZ…......?

Mate I been keeping a track of my hours on this one after today 45.5hours with probably another 6 or so to go on both the drawer fronts, screwing the upper shelf on and coating it in oil. Guessing 52 hours or so. I also need to tie some Christmas’s ribbon on it.
Wouldn’t want to be doing it for a living here that’s for sure.

Attached is the very first sketch and some scribbled detail of the drawer frame.
As you know this morning , Lovie accidentally broke my Tec Drawing scale ruler of 36 years . It’s been upsetting coming to terms with the breakage.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#3 posted 12-08-2019 11:30 AM

Anthony, this is looking great ! Yep, your drawing looks like a cad print out. at least that’s what my cad prints look like ‹(•¿•)›

super glue fix your rule ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-08-2019 07:22 PM

Anthony, do a search for Bondic. It’s a glue of sorts that only sets when exposed to UV light.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 12-08-2019 07:53 PM

Hey…..!!!! No breaking the “Rules” LOL! Nice looking work Anthony! I think your going to have a whole lot of finishing to do next! What are your plans for that Anthn?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-09-2019 12:11 AM

What did you use for joins? Dovetail or butt?

Talking about butts.


..... Lovie accidentally broke my Tec Drawing scale ruler of 36 years…
- anthm27

You’ll have to buy a table tennis table… for the paddles. With the ruler broke, how else can you get your daily serving of spanking?

PS. Plastic ruler and not bamboo…

now that’s kinky!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 12-09-2019 12:22 AM



What did you use for joins? Dovetail or butt?

Talking about butts.

- LittleBlackDuck

Hilarious you are LBD, hilarious.
Mate with the drawers I got real lazy and used butt joints, I did house out the joints though so as to get a little 90 degree angle of glue. I simply glued and nailed them. Thinking all the time how lucky we are to have brilliant wood glues compared to the old days.

Cheers
Ant

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#8 posted 12-09-2019 02:18 AM

Anthony – knowing a little about your background with carpentry, I’m not the least bit surprised to see something so nice come out of a few basic drawings. We’ll see how well I fare with limited drawings on a simple closet cabinet.

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

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#9 posted 12-09-2019 10:32 AM

You’re certainly going to be in the good books when this project is finished Anthony….

I can see the Christmas present stack growing!!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 12-09-2019 06:19 PM

Just catching up Anthony. The desk looks great man :-) I’m certain that scale can be fixed. Probably as simple as CA glue if you’re gentle with her. Some two part epoxy and a little piece of steel for reinforcement if you like it a little rougher. I would offer you a replacement but the rest of the world has yet to adopt our superior units of measurement ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 12-09-2019 08:04 PM



What did you use for joins? Dovetail or butt?

Talking about butts.

..... Lovie accidentally broke my Tec Drawing scale ruler of 36 years…
- anthm27

You ll have to buy a table tennis table… for the paddles. With the ruler broke, how else can you get your daily serving of spanking?

PS. Plastic ruler and not bamboo…

now that s kinky!

- LittleBlackDuck


so you like a good spankin huh ducks,and ill bet the misses loves given ya one too,you naughty boy.
anyway back to business here.looking real good anth she’s gotta love that desk,and if you hurry maybe you can get that matching chair done too :)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 12-09-2019 10:37 PM

Cheers Gents for all the encouraging comments, Excuse my friend LBD for his kinky stuff, We still love him though down here in Aus.

Thanks Duck milk and Ken for the tips on the Bondic, and gluing ideas for the ruler.

Thanks Earl, Dick and Pete for the encouraging words.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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anthm27

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#13 posted 12-09-2019 10:38 PM


Hey…..!!!! No breaking the “Rules” LOL! Nice looking work Anthony! I think your going to have a whole lot of finishing to do next! What are your plans for that Anthn?

- woodshaver Tony C

Hi Tony ,
Earl was also asking about the finish,
I,ll copy and paste from anoter blog. I,d love some feed back on this.

Morning Earl,
This is going to sound ridiculous but With a lot of my finishing I tend to coat a lot of my projects in Decking OIl.
I found an English product that sells here in Hong Kong, Oil based natural colour and has a lot of wax in it too.

https://www.ronseal.com/for-garden/decking/decking-oil/decking-oil/

I use it for in and outdoor. Normally on better quality works I would not use the decking oil, but because the pine desk is so soft I find the Ronseal decking oil toughens it up and gives a lot of durability.

I am open to ideas though.
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#14 posted 12-10-2019 01:54 AM


..... so you like a good spankin huh ducks….
- pottz

Sure beats a moon-slap on the back of the head!


Just catching up Anthony…. Probably as simple as CA glue if you re gentle with her. Some two part epoxy and a little piece of steel for reinforcement if you like it a little rougher. I would offer you a replacement but...
- HokieKen

So you want it rough Hokie

and he’ll probably need a replacement butt!

And to think, you all thought I was bent!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 12-10-2019 02:12 AM


..... so you like a good spankin huh ducks….
- pottz

Sure beats a moon-slap on the back of the head!

Just catching up Anthony…. Probably as simple as CA glue if you re gentle with her. Some two part epoxy and a little piece of steel for reinforcement if you like it a little rougher. I would offer you a replacement but...
- HokieKen

So you want it rough Hokie

and he ll probably need a replacement butt!

And to think, you all thought I was bent!

- LittleBlackDuck


dont answer kenny,just run,you dont want the action the ducks into!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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