Maple Chest of Drawers #2: Rails and things

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-27-2017 11:33 PM 794 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting up Part 2 of Maple Chest of Drawers series Part 3: Stiles,aka corner posts »

Still playing catch-up…...rails..

First, needed to plane away the saw marks, and get them all about the same size..

As it turned out, the plank the main rails came from, was almost a 1/16” thicker than the stiles.

Back into the vise they went. The Stanley No.4c was able to remove the unwanted stuff, fairly easily. And no tear out, even across a knot..

The top rail will wait for a bit. The bottom rail will need a single groove milled, the other three main rails get a double..

I clamped a rail to the bench..

And ran the Stanley #45 until a 1/4” wide by 3/8” deep groove appears.
I tried the bandsaw to cut tenons…not quite right….went with the Mitre Box saw, for one of the cuts..

I go down only until the saw barely touches the groove. Then I use the bandsaw to cut off the waste.
The top rail?

Well I can hold it in the vise like this. Makes an “off-set” groove..

The thin side goes to the inside of the case. The webframes for the top drawers and top hide in there. Will be above the drawers, so no extra wood is needed…
Tenons and grooves are done…for one side of the case…need to work on the two stiles, next…
Stay tuned

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

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