Maple Chest of Drawers #3: Stiles,aka corner posts

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-28-2017 12:00 AM 849 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, earlier, I had resawn a 4/4 plank into four “posts” ......not the best looking ones on the block…lots of saw marks, and wavy cut lines.

I used these items to correct a few things….the metal yard stick is a Tinner’s Rule. Nice if you made tin cans for a living. Calls out every size needed to make whatever container you’d need….also makes a nice straightedge..

Has more waves than the Navy….the other edge was quite as bad..

There is a “hook” on the side of the bench, called a crochet. Stiles are just long enough to reach from the leg vise and into the crochet. Pound the end in until tight, tighten the leg vise, and plane until the line is cut along the side of the stile. flip over and repeat. One still is done, and will be a pattern for the other three.

Check to make sure the corners are square, bring out the Stanley 45, again. Need a 3/8” deep groove right down the center..

Then..maybe add a detail for a foot?

Work in progress. Maybe try a couple mortises?

Laid out according to the size of the panels I will be using….made one near the center

Bottom is about 1” down there…somewhere…test fit..

The bottom rail has a haunched tenon….needs a slightly different mortise..

Dry fit wasn’t too hateful….
And that brings things up to what was done today….Thumb is sore….it is the work limiter, I work until the thumb says to quit, I head up, and take a pain pill, and chill out,,,,I do not need to cut off any of MY parts.

Stay tuned….may have one more episode….

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

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