Stepback Cupboard in Pine #13: Drawer installed, plugs and other adventures

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-13-2018 11:27 PM 633 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Build-a-drawer, 101 Part 13 of Stepback Cupboard in Pine series Part 14: Bookcase started »

Got the clamps off the drawer….needed to clean up the dovetails a bit.

One place I could not get to when all those clamps were in the way..was along the back edge of the drawer’s bottom. Large square to mark a line, roughly centered on the drawer’s back….added a few screws..

Should hold things in place. Drawer front had a huge knot in it…

Drilled a hole for a bolt. Then laid out the same location at the other end of the drawer front, so these matched..As for the knot? We have ways…

What knot? Set the drawer into the case…

Which leaves all those counter-bores sticking out like a sore thumb…I have a Veritas toy..

Cuts a tapered 3/8” plug. had a scrap of pine that was all that great looking…

So, last night, did a bit of work with the drill press..

Might be enough? Well, after Lunch today….Got out the toys to install all those plugs..

To pop the plugs out of the blank, a screwdriver works nicely. A small one that fits into the blank at the bottom of the plug. The block plane and chisel are to level the plugs after the glue has set. Hammer to drive the plugs home, and power the chisel if needed.. Pop a plug out, grab the fat end, align the grain with the thumb, coat the narrow end with a spot of glue, and hammer the plug into it’s new home..

I worked my way down to the bottom of the case, trying to match the grain directions…until..

All plugged up…even had just enough plugs..

leftovers… So, what to do while waiting on the glue to set? Clean the bench off..

Haul a couple 1×10s to the shop…

Pick out the better of the two. Mark a cut in the middle, to make two 36” long sides for the bookcase..

Set those two aside…then spent quite a while making three shelves out of the other board….

Ganged them up, jointed the edges..same board, just the width changes along it’d length…left it ganged up

Used a couple planes to square the ends up, so they at least match each other….and then just left things clamped up…..glue was set up, time to trim the plugs..

First was these two. Chisel is used bevel down ( bevel up tends to dig in) one whack/tap with the hammer, plug flies right off…

Some took a second hit. Then the block plane to smooth things out….

Will have to come back and clean the beads a bit. got all the plugs smoothed out….drawer was sliding back into the case way too far….added a screw to the back end of the drawer’s sides….can now adjust how far in the drawer goes. Sat the case aside,,,,have a bookcase to work on…

As for those plugs?

What plugs? Next time, it will be a Bookcase build….stay tuned..

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