Shop storage projects #10: That dresser build, side 2 rails are done...

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-17-2017 01:19 AM 851 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: The dresser build, side #2 is started... Part 10 of Shop storage projects series Part 11: Dresser build: side #2 is done.. »

Ok, spent a bit over 2 hours in the shop today. Since the rails were all ready to go, might as well get them done.

Still had the stanley 45 set up, so a lot of this type of work was done..

But, being a Monday, has having a problem with this set up. Not with the plane, but how I was holding the part to be planed….too many screw holes. Decided to address that problem..

Piece of 1×6 scrap, held flush with the top of the bench. Two screws to attach. Now, it doesn’t matter where the parts are screwed to the scrap. Later, I can just rip the bad strip off.

Anyway, After each and every rail was finish being molded, I tried to cut the tenons. I needed the space between the two tenons to be as close to the exact length as the pattern called for. pattern being the top rail in side #1.

I had already added a scrap to the deck of the mitre box, as there had been issues with not cutting all the way through stuff. First off, a single screw now holds the scrap to the deck, to prevent it from sliding around.
Next, a pencil line was drawn on the scrap, to show where the end of the tenon would be. All i had to do was barely touch that line with each end of the part, do a bit of saw work..

By crosscutting down to the bottom of the molded edge. Which left this much beyond the saw…

I think you might just make out the pencil line. Now, the other day when i was sawing away the waste from the tenons, a backsaw was used. Was not the quickest way, nor the straightest way. Hmm..decided to use a jig on the bandsaw. Same jig I used for resaw work. I set the jig so that the waste was between the blade and the jig..

I could then sit the part up on an edge, and saw the waste off. A quick clean up with a chisel. and od to the next part. Between the jigs, I was able to make all six rails come out almost exactly alike..

Normal Mondays in the shop usually end up with something thrown against a wall, or something broken….none of that happened this time. I do know that the Stanley 45 will make a mess on the floor…

I even checked this stack with a square, all are within a 1/16” of each other. Not too bad for a Monday?

And this would have been the third time I swept the place today. No wonder Igor quit.
Maybe tomorrow, I can start on the corner posts? So, maybe by this weekend, I can have the casework done?
Stay tuned…

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

2 comments so far

View Miataguy's profile


157 posts in 1914 days

#1 posted 01-17-2017 12:50 PM

Looking forward to seeing this Saturday if I can get up there…we should still be on for the get together, right?


View bandit571's profile


24663 posts in 3322 days

#2 posted 01-17-2017 02:05 PM


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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics