A Stepback Cupboard build #6: Drawer fitted, door started

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-09-2018 01:33 AM 638 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, got the drawer fine tuned, once it came out of the clamps..

Dovetails now look a bit better…..Installed two strips of scrap onto the runners in the case, where the drawer will slide.
Added a pair of shiny knobs….

So I can pull the drawer back out. Knob details? Nothing real fancy..

Drawer was sticking a bit…easy fix. I let the case sit over night, to let the glue holding the guides strip in place cure. Pulled the drawer out, and ran a #4 plane along the bottom outside edges of the sides….test fitted again, no more sticky drawer.
May add a bit of soap, or wax, to keep things sliding, like they are supposed to…

Today, hauled another plank of Ash to the shop…Needed to cut a couple blanks…handsaw for the cross cuts..

Saw works great, need to retrain the saw’s operator, though. Got two blanks about 21” long. Had to set up a rip fence on the bandsaw…needed two “stiles” @2” wide…

Ran the one blank through, using the outside edges against the fence….wasn’t perfect, we have ways. There was a “middle section” leftover…maybe 1-1/2” wide. Used that to reset the fence. Ripped two more skinny rails. Only need two, but, always nice to have an extra. Had to joint the edges, and make sure the stiles match each other.

There is a bench dog at the far end….Plane is a Millers Falls #14 Jack plane…..a #7 would have been too long. Then I set up the Stanley 45 and make a couple grooves..

Forgot to raise the fence…Wasn’t an issue on these 2” high jobs…..I ganged the three “rails” and jointed their edges…

A #4 seemed to work just fine.

Picked out the best two. Ran the grooves…this time around, I HAD to raise the fence up…was hitting the jig…
Once the grooves were done , I could figure out the tenons I needed…Marked those. Mitre box to cut the shoulder cuts…I also needed to trim one end on the rails and make them square. Laid out the cheek cuts, and used the bandsaw

Dominos? Decided to make haunched tenons….nibbled out a couple squares….

Two Haunches? Well, one will get ploughed away, by the groove. Got to about this point…

Two stiles and two rails. Need to chop a few mortises for the tenons to fit into….found a chunk of Walnut scrap.
Chucked up the plug cutter in the drill press, and made nine plugs..

And that was about it, for today. Weather outside was ugly…

enough to make me want to do shoptime on a Monday. Shopwas a might too warm, decided to call it a day, and not press my Monday Luck…

Stay tuned…might have the door done this week….

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