Shop storage projects #6: Working on the storage dresser

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-10-2017 07:58 PM 866 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Muddle through a bit more with that Stanley #45…..wasn’t quite right. But..

I had these four to get done, somehow. Came up with the idea that IF I drilled a hole where the tenons will be, I could then attach the part to the side of the bench, so the fence wouldn’t hit anything along the way…

needed to countersink for the screws. Tried a few more times with the 45…

Things still weren’t quite right. Tenons were cut on the few blanks I did get done..

Shoulder cuts were on this big, old saw. Cheek cuts were by a backsaw…..then clean this thing up..

Legs were getting crampy, stopped for the night.
Well, this morning, I tore the Stanley #45 down, and gave it a good tune up. The Sash cutter’s bevel? instead of being flat, it had a “Beer Belly” reground that back to flat, and a Dremel to refine the curved part. Short rods were removed, and long rods were installed. Skates needed stoned a bit. Finally got the plane all set up and ready to go..

Skates were set a bit better, and set apart the same distance. Same with the fence, but it is now just outside of the skate. Allows the skate to rest on the work. gave the plane a try..

Besides reading the grain a bit better, I started in the middle of the blank, and worked my way towards the ends.
Still needed a few other planes to help out..
Ok, what happened? Server not found? App error? I’ll try again as a edit

Better. Block plane to refine the curved part, shoulder plane for the rebate, junior jack plane to work on the top edge’s tearout. Finally got five parts laid out..

Only to find out I need SIX. Plus six for the other side’s rails. Grrrrr. Decided to at least get a start on a couple corner posts, instead..

Sawn to 42-1/2” long, I’ll need to resaw these to 4/4” thick, and 3” wide. And then use the 45 on the “best” edges, as well. Will need to do a stopped dado to house each rail’s tenon, and cut a 45 into the molded edge where the two meet…almost like a “Cope & Stick” sort of thing. Taking a long lunchbreak, might get some more stuf done later/

Once the Dresser is done, then that old dryer can be removed, with the dresser moving into it’s place. Might take awhile, at this rate. Stay tuned…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 07:59 PM

Nice pics!

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