A Stepback Cupboard build #5: A drawer building day

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-07-2018 12:01 AM 599 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Face frame installed, and other mishaps Part 5 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 6: Drawer fitted, door started »

Well, I got the clamps off, and things laid out…

Drawer front fits…I removed the rest of the clamps, and moved the case so I could have a bit more elbow room…

Hauled the Pine 1×6 to the shop. Set up to cut a pair of drawer sides.

A Disston D-7, 10ppi crosscut. That green can was also needed, today

One end was a tad off, used the mitre box to trim it down to match the first one. You would think, that both parts coming from the same board, would be the same width? Nope. I ganged them up, and place them in the vise

And ran a jack plane along the edge

Until I got shavings from both boards, and the edges were square. Set one aside, and work on the other..

Laid out a few cuts..

And some tools…..did a bit of chopping..

Half way through..flip over

Rinse and repeat..

Used a fancy clamp as a “third hand”

To lay out for the other half of the joint….a bit of saw work..

Then chop the waste away. A little out of practice…..joint was a tad loose

Then repeat for the other end. Set the front aside for now. Needed a dado to house the back of the drawer.
Stanley #45 was still set up for grooves, rather than switch things around..twice…I used a different way to make the dados. I raised the depth stops on the mitre box a bit….about 3/8” or so…

I made two marks on the ends of the two sides. 1/2” in, and 1” in. And made the cuts..

But, I needed to remove the waste. Big chisel, and another fancy plane..

There is the chisel, as for the plane?

Stanley #39 3/8” dado plane. Seemed to work just fine. Once I adjusted the depth stop a bit..

Made a jig to hold the sides in place, while I used the 45. Had to re-size the jig a bit..

To make the matching groove on the front. Dry fit, to size the plywood panel, then test fit the panel

I also needed to size the back panel. cross cut to length, ripped for width.

Plywood could have been a hair larger….Glue and nails should hold it. Before the glue got spread around, I need to drill a few pilot holes. These will be for screws to hold the back in place,,,they also needed countersunk..

Easy as can be. Started to spread the glue around, adding the screws and a forest of clamps…

Plywood panel wasn’t fitting just right…checked things with a square….box was a tad out of square. We have ways..

That diagonal pipe clamp, was to pull things into square. Seemed to work. So, now I am just waiting on the glue to cure overnight. Tomorrow I can remove the clamps, and fine tune the drawer for fit. Maybe later, I can add a couple knobs? 4-1/2 hours for one drawer…I am getting slow, in me old age?

Stay tuned, still have a pair of doors to build, before this base unit can be finished. Then I can start on the “Upper” unit.

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

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#1 posted 01-07-2018 04:40 PM

A “Design Change” is in the works….instead of the tiny, double doors…there will be a single door. Still be a riased panel in a frame….Just a bit less trouble. First, I need to get this drawer done.

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

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