Shop storage projects #21: Need a dresser for chisels, starting up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-13-2017 03:40 AM 1162 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Moving in, and other builds,, Part 21 of Shop storage projects series Part 22: Frame works, false fronts, and other mishaps..... »

Main dresser is done, and almost loaded up. A drawer I had found on the curb during Trash Day provides the start for the next little project. I had that old box of chisels, that needed a better place to hang out in..

This is the drawer I found. I separated the chisels into two groups. The Plastic handle crowd was laid out in the drawer, and some scrap pine was added as dividers..

I’ll finish nailing the dividers in place later. There is a place to stash a small chest of drawers/dresser…

I figured that I could use long enough corner posts to reach the floor, and have the part with the drawers sitting on the stretcher. Went out and bought a Pine 1×10 x 8’ Gold plated board at Lowes. Did a bit of measuring, and a bit of crosscutting….and some resawing…

I had the main parts for a drawer, and the parts for the two sides…..That square is really 8 pieces. Turns out I only needed 6..oh well. Laid out for some pins, and tails for the front of the drawer..

Set the completed dovetailed parts aside, and started on this..

Each of the corner posts get a groove, just a hair offset. The thicker part is for the inside. Then took a break for a bit…..

Ok, Breaktime is over. Back to the 45 groover..

The corner posts were easy to plough a 1/2” deep groove in. The shorter rails needed a different jig set up..

I had to notch the jig to allow the 45’s fence to clear the jig. I needed 4 with a single groove, and two with a groove on each edge. I reset the depth to 3/8” deep..and double checked as I went..

Once the grooves were done, I cut for tenons on each end. Marked out for the plywood panels, and did a dry fit..

There’s them long legs, again. Get out the glue, clamps, and nails…..check with a square..

Then set it aside. Thought I had a picture of it sitting in it’s spot under the bench…oh well.

With the 45 still set up for plywood grooves, at 3/8” deep, I ran a groove along the inside of the drawer front. That was the easy part….it was when I tried to groove the sides of the drawer..

Had to reset the jig. Block from the vise holds things tight. Got both sides grooved, which left the dado at the back..

Reset the jig, again. Dado is matched to the thickness of the board I am using for the back..

I think it is about 1/2” thick…....I could then put all four sides together, and size up for a plywood bottom..

I even got that panel cut to fit….almost. It will need a bit of fine tuning.. Tomorrow.

Maybe then, I can try to match the other drawer’s fancy front? Need to build/glue-up the other side, and then build a few web-frames. Right now? I am plumb tuckered out….stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 05:22 AM

I will be very interested to see how this will work out. I am such a sucker for chisels and gouges that I have way to many. Some I got from you. Need to find a good way to keep them safe.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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