Shop storage projects #8: Dresser build, side 1 is complete,almost

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-15-2017 01:18 AM 817 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Working on the rails.... Part 8 of Shop storage projects series Part 9: The dresser build, side #2 is started... »

Well spent one hour getting some things caught up….the second corner post was jack planed to remove all the saw marks, and the a Stanely#7c was run around a while.
Until it was all flat and smooth. Clamped the new post to the old post, to do a bit of lay out work..

So I could transfer the dados’ locations better

While I was down in the shop, and laying out parts..

I tried out the “new” bandsaw jig. Been having troubles doing resaws, so figured this could help..

Seemed to help out. Just a 1×6 scrap, with the end cut into a point. Point was right at the tooth line…

I went ahead and resawed the last 2 rails for the second side.

Today was the day some assembly was to take place…..meh, at least that WAS the plan. First, I needed to chop 6 stopped dados in the second corner post, since the first post was done. Set things up at the bench, might as well be comfy while chopping away, right?

I could clamp the corner post as needed, and work from one end to the other. Started at the top rail…

and work my way down, testing each rail for fit…

First few were easy enough, but then this mess arrived..

They would show up here…..oh well, strop the chisel on the pants leg of my jeans, do a little saw work, and chop away the worst of the mess..

not too hateful? The over-cuts are ok, I have to remove that area, anyway, to fit the joint. Finally got all six rails fitted. Got out a NEW bottle of glue, and a pack of screws. Drilled a few pilot holes, counter sunk the holes, and started to assemble the rails..trying to keep things square, too..

Worked my way along, until I could stand the mess up…

Set things up to attach post #1 to the rails…....ok, I need clamps? Two rails were a tad too short, another needed drawn in tight….Finally got it close. I can go back and fill in a couple gaps, later. Set the assembled frame out of the way, and started cutting plywood panels…..custom fitted to each location, mind you… all of theose fitted, but not glued in place, yet….

been a LONG four hours down here, I am plumb tuckered out. Maybe later, or tomorrow, I can start again?

For now, I may just spread some glue around, and get the panels to stay put…...stay tuned….

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

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 07:16 AM

Looks like lots of great chopping and thumping done there bandit
What grade of stropping compound do you use with your jeans?
Let me know your birthday and address and I will send you a new tape.
That should make life easier for an”old” bloke on the next side.

BTW how did you go organising your reserve buddys for a working bee?

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 01-15-2017 11:03 PM

Have a couple of them coming here in a week or so….

Jeans are brand new,,will be using one of the better rails as a pattern, and cut the 6 new rails ( for side 2) all the same size. And they will be left alone during the fitting out. Expect a bit tighter tolerances the second time around.

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

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