Shop storage projects #11: Dresser build: side #2 is done..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-19-2017 04:35 AM 1003 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: That dresser build, side 2 rails are done... Part 11 of Shop storage projects series Part 12: Web-Frames, part 1 »

Plus a few other chores were started.
Corner posts were hit with the stanley 45’s sash cutter..

First I needed to joint and edge, and flatten the sawn face. Then run the sash cutter a bit. Then some lay-out work

I transferred rail locations from side #1 to these posts, I also found the angle to cut the bottom foot detail..

One was a hair off, took care of that later, time for a LOT of chisel work..

tools used, amongst of things. Square, a mallet, and a bandaid..
Got some pine pockets made.

Each rail was fitted to a pocket, and marked as to which end was which.

Part of the fun was making these “coped” joints come out right. Got one post done, and started in on the second one….

Just barely grazed the chisel….made a mess. Chisel just might be sharp enough.

Assembly time. I started a couple screws at one end, then clamped things in place. I used the clamps to also pull the width down to be the same all along the sides. I did use a cordless drill to do pilot holes, but the rest was done by hand..

Yep, that be a Yankee screwdriver. I had made a Phillips bit for this one. The brace has the counter sink bit. The yankee was fairly easy to use, to drive all of these screws..

Set the side aside for the night, even left a bit of DNA behind…

A bed of Elmer’s and two screws per joint, checking with a square as i went..

Ok, this morning was rebate time. Tried two planes to see which was easiest to do this job with, the 45 or the #78?

They were about the same, good points and bad. The rebate is to house a plywood back. Then it was time to install a few more panels..

Side #2 was an empty frame, and needed some panels installed. Each needed to be fitted glued and nailed. Used a block plane to fine tuned the fit.
Finally got them all done. I left the side on the bench for a while, had some measurements to figure out

Plan was ..ok, but lacking in figures. Needed a “set-back” from the front edge by the thickness of the face frame. After a lot of tape measure work, and a little crosscut work….had a couple parts to check on the layout.

Then I could do a lot of crosscuts, and stacked up tomorrow’s chore

I still have to cut the kickers, but these are all the other parts for the web-frames. Once the figuring was done, I could set the completed side #2 beside Side #1

And call it a night. Last two days have been rough…about 9 hours total…
Next time, I will be building those web-frames….stay tuned.

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

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#1 posted 01-19-2017 05:15 AM

I have quite a few hand tools but I get tired just seeing what you people do with them. I don’t have that much ambition or my tools are not tuned good enough to do those things.

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 05:42 AM

I used to do one of these in a weekend, when the shop was all power tools. taking a lot longer this way, but seems to be more fun. I doubt iF i can build 5 drawer in one afternoon, 3/4 overlay, with half blind dovetails for the front. Twas easy back in the power tool days….but got to be too much like a job. After 130+ of these Chest of Drawers, yeah, too much like work. plus having to sell everything I made.

This way is more fun. Quieter, I can take my time to get something done just right. This isn’t work, this is just practice.

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

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