Maple Chest of Drawers #7: Panels, a glue up, mortises...busy day..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-02-2017 02:39 AM 808 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Raising Panels,bad Sunday, Good Monday.. Part 7 of Maple Chest of Drawers series Part 8: Another glue up, and some web frames »

had a couple Honey-do items to do, then down to the shop…got the rest of the raised panels done, and one other fixed. It needed a back bevel to fit the grooves better..

Same as the other day. Stashed these with their rails…parts for Side #1?

Well since the bench was cleaned off, might as well try a glue up…

Applying all those clamps and parts into a solid pile…..with a busted thumb…..makes me dread the next one…
Laid out the parts for Side #2,,,,

Hmm…. maybe it is Lunchtime? 3 hours, so far…..

later today I snuck back into the shop….laid out where the mortises need to go.

Laid out the tools…

And a couple extras…might come in handy…

Got out a decent clamp to hold things still..

Along with a very important tool ( besides the fan..)

First mortise to be chopped and fitted…

Is a “Haunched Tenon”

Fills the groove. Number 2 mortise was a bit easier..

When I dry fit these rails, I mark which end goes where, and which is the inside..

Tried a dry fit with a panel..

And discovered a crack in the top of the stile, on the “show” side, of course. Elmers and a couple small c clamps to fix. Got the one stile all mortised out, and dry fitted….started the second stile….got two done….back was sore, thumb was hurting…left the toys on the bench..

And called it a night. 6 hours for today’s messing around…maybe tomorrow, I can get something done?
Stay tuned….might be another glue up….or a cussing spree….

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

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 05:52 PM

It amazes me what all you are able to do with mostly hand tools. Im pretty sure you work faster with them than I do with power tools
Keep up the good work!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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