Chest of Pine Drawers #1: Starting up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-03-2018 01:59 PM 529 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Chest of Pine Drawers series Part 2: Mortise work »

Ok..just can’t seem to sit around all day…gets boring. Daughter asked about building a smallish, 3 drawer Chest of Drawers for GrandBRAT #5……Mean Old Grandpa gets to do the build. Trying to keep things rugged, but simple….9 yr olds are a bit rough on things.

After being told that Menard’s was too far of a drive, and to go to Lowes…the Boss got sticker shocked….1×2 x 6’ that cost 3 times what a 1×2 x 8’ did …..was going to glue up the side panels and top….but not at what they wanted for 1×10s and 1×8s….found these glued up panels….appeared to have been cut-offs from longer panels….price was right…..saves me a little time with glue ups. Bench was a mess…

That I needed to clear off, before things could get started..

Had to drag a mitersaw out, and get it ready for work….

I use this smaller Stanley #2246 box, to cut lumber for length….I had bought [email protected] 1×2 x6’ and one @ 1×3 x6’ thinking I could use those for the webframes..and a start on a face frame….got to looking at the two panels for the sides….3/4×12 x 36”.....might tend to be a bit tippy?

Saw was ready…1×3 was cut in half….then glued to the edge of each tippy panel

I set both aside. Then the 1×2s were cut down…

Needed eight parts, 25” long…..which didn’t leave much left over to make the 12-1/2” long ends of the four webframes…

What with chopping out them knots…..dug through the scrap piles, looking for enough pieces that were long enough, wide enough, and at least thick enough to go with the four I got from the leftovers..

Some needed resawn down, some needed planed down for width and thickness….even had a couple Ash parts

Laid out for 1/2” long tenons…set up the larger mitre box depth stops to make the shoulder cuts..

The one with the tenon done is the “prototype”...helped lay out the rest. Bandsaw to do the cheek cuts..

So..I ended the day with the tenons done.. time on this “Bat Channel” I will chop a few mortises….at least I can set down, doing that..

Hmmm, need to clean it off, first.

Stay tuned, part 2 is on the way. I need to get this project done before the 18th of July..then I go on the “D.L.” for a while. I even have to work on Mondays!

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

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#1 posted 07-03-2018 03:34 PM

Watching this one.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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