Stepback Cupboard in Pine #18: Last drawer and aPIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-26-2018 02:02 AM 695 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Just getting caught up….had a few health issues over the weekend…

Had a blank for the skinny drawer’s front, cut and fitted to the opening..needed to rip a board down to make it, and these three parts…

And, with my usual luck..the two side pieces were 3/4” too short….made do, anyway…

Front gets through dovetails, to match the other drawer. Saw a few lines..

Chop about half of one side’s pins, flip the board over, and pop the rest out..

Transferred the marks to the other end of the front blank, and repeat the saw & chop…use these pins to lay out the tails on the sides..

Bandsaw made the cuts, leaving the lines, as I cut on the waste side of each line…then a chisel to clean things up

Dry fitted both side pieces, then time to cut a groove on the front, both sides and the back

Stanley 45 to make the grooves for a plywood bottom to fit into. Pilot holes, and countersink for a few screws to hold the back onto the sides….clamp for a glue up, went to lunch…..came back later, used a plane to clean things up, so the drawer will fit..

Also centered a knob, and glued and screwed it ihto place…test fit?

Then set the upper unit and the drawer on the bench, while I make and install a pair of cleats..

These attach the top unit to the base, each has two screws into the top of the lower cabinet, and when the top is in place, two more to hold it there. These are also guides for the drawer. While these two were on my bench..

I opened up the first of two 1/2 pint cans of Golden Oak stain. Since these were where I could reach them..and the top of the case…these got stained first…Then the base was stained all around….drawer front..

And yes, I did the shelves, too, added some foot pads..

Set the case to where I could install the rest of the cabinet…

Since it had dried well enough to handle…even the skinny drawer looked better..

Tried to get the grain on the knob to match the front’s grain…

Time for a PIP?

The two bottom shelves get folding baskets, two per shelf. Just needs a top coat of finish, and it will be done.

Health issues over the weekend…project will wait until I am allowed back in the shop. Woodworking part of this is completed. Will post when the finish is done ( and better lighting..) Thanks for following along.

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

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#1 posted 03-27-2018 06:04 PM

Will be posting this as a Project after a bit….Stay tuned, and thanks for looking in.

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

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