Maple Chest of Drawers #13: More drawer, and other follies...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-21-2017 01:19 AM 907 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Drawer Wars Part 13 of Maple Chest of Drawers series Part 14: More drawers....almost done »

Again, more of a catching up….

Decided to try to add the plywood back to the case…..on a Monday? Usual stuff went on…

I was just going to get a measurement on what size of a panel I needed to cut out of the 4’ x 4’ panel….was..

One thing led to another,,,,,had to lay the panel ON the dinning room table to mark out two lines needing cut….wound up outside on the patio, using a roll-around cooler as a bench, to saw the panel out….grrrrr

Fought to bring the remains of the panel back into the house….about anything it could catch on, or did.

The panel I wanted, needed to go down the steps to the shop…it was trying the same “hit & Grab”...until it was simply tossed down the steps. Had to trim it a bit, for a better fit..

All screwed in place. No glue, just in case someone would need in the back…

Had all those Walnut plugs to install….more I hammered each in, the more the drawers wanted to slide out, into the way…after the plywood, wasn’t really in a good mood….so, the drawers were pulled out. Then I could tip the case as needed, to get the rest of the pugged glued in.

Had four foot pads, that nail into the feet of a dresser…those were installed as well.

Had a Poplar plank to cut down to make a drawer’s back….Started to clamp it to the bench…remembered I needed a saw, of some sort, to make the crosscut….walked over to the til, got out a D-8 handsaw, and made the cut

Put the drawers back in, called it a night..

Ok, been working on the top two drawers. Seems there was a complaint about “exposed” dovetails? He also objected to my use of plywood, AND the bandsaw…..Really?

Decided I could try a bit of Olde School, to do the “cover-up” worked on that on one drawer. Got it into the clamps..
Ok, after a Lunch from the Pastor….changed into my work clothes, got that drawer out of the clamps, and a second one clamped up..

And cleaned the first one up, then set it aside…..I have a “normal ” drawer to assemble..

Stanley 45 to make the grooves for the drawer’s plywood bottom ( that panel still fought, must be cursed?)

Dados for the back were laid out, walls sawn with the mitre box, and then the chisels popped the waste out.
Dry fits showed the Poplar back needed 1/2” cut off one end. Plywood was also resized. Then ablock plane to bevel the edges of the plywood panel….1/4” groove, and a 1/4” plywood panel is too thick? Ok. Dry fit..

Decided to get out a few pipe clamps, some screws and Elmer..

There are a few screws holding the bottom to the back, while the glue dries. Back and sides also have screws, I don’t trust end grain and glue. Now, about that drawer I cleaned up and stashed?

Olde School way to cover “naked” dovetails. As for the plywood and bandsaw he complained about?

As Fonzie would say…”Sit on it..”
Stay tuned…almost done making drawers!

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