Maple Chest of Drawers #5: Feeling groovy...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-29-2017 03:05 AM 1080 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Stile number two Part 5 of Maple Chest of Drawers series Part 6: Raising Panels,bad Sunday, Good Monday.. »

And a few other things…..worked in the shop for two sessions…..about 2-3 hours worth…Was trying to get the last two stiles S4S…...Jointer plane was taking a bit too long….hogged the worst off with the bandsaw, then used the planes to finish things up. Had one good edge on each, decided I could add a groove..

I tried to use the Crochet and leg vise…..found out this way was a better better….Made a lot of these..

“Noodles”? Got both stiles done, set them aside for now. The rails needed planed to match the stiles, and some saw marks removed. Laid them out….and marked for length….hoping I cut off the bad end. The one that was marked as “spare” was used instead of one that was an inch too short.. Once the rails were S4S and all about the same size….I could make a few more grooves..

Started cutting tenons. Mitre box and the bandsaw teamed up for that job..

Ok, I can set these aside, for now….didn’t feel like chopping 10 mortises today….

Bench was cleared off, for now anyway….I made a few lines on a blank for the raised panels.

There is a “bottom line” as well….1/4” from the back side of the panel….built a jig,,

Now, I raise a panel the way Paul Sellers does. So, I got out that Made in England Stanley #4c….

Set a bit coarse at first, I go at a diagonal to the grain, working on the ends, first..

Yep, both ends. Lines around the face of the panel are 1” in from the edge. Once the ends were done, I could rotate the panel 90 degrees, and work one of the edges, until the corners look like 45 degree mitre cuts….I grabbed a still, and a scrap rail ( the one too short, no tenons) and did a dry fit…

I thought about doing the fourth side…..suppertime! Was getting sore, anyway….always tomorrow..

May just go and make the rest of the raised panels for one of the sides, so I can glue it up..

Knock this apart, place the raised panels in the grooves, and spread some Elmer’s around? Might take a day, or two…Maybe chop those 10 mortises? Oh, and cut the feet details. Road trip tomorrow, maybe pick up some 1×3 pine to make a few webframes? Might be another week before I can start on a drawer or five?

Stay tuned….

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