Chest of Pine Drawers #6: Dry fits, top done, and other follies

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-08-2018 04:32 AM 1179 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Dry fit….meh….One frame needed a hammer to get into place…two frames needed the router ran, as the pins were lopsided….

Added a few clamps, to pull thing together a bit better..

Sides were trying to cup a bit…Let this set a day….while I did some figuring….

OK, today…hauled any and all clamps that were upstairs to the shop ( yardsale finds) and a few other goodies…
Got the panel for the top of the case, cut to size….once all the clamps were stowed out of the way..

Some here..

Some there. The big red c clamp was busy….I had to trim the panel to size..

No fancy guides, this time…just split the line free-handed with the circular saw. Which left a small panel as a leftover..

Which I marked a few lines on. These will become the kickers. Kickers keep a drawer from tipping down when you slide the drawer almost all the way out… They don’t need to be too perfect, either. Babied the bandsaw to make a few rip cuts..

Needed 5..but it always nice to have an extra one…Stanley #2246 mitre saw to cut these to length

Chose the 5 best…left the sixth for some other day..kickers get installed ( once I can get to the frames, again) via a dab of glue, and a screw at each end. Screws need counter sunk, to keep from hitting the drawer….point of the screw doesn’t need to show, either…got out the usual suspects..

One drill for the pilot hole, another for the countersink….would take too long to keep changing bits, right?

1” screw….just enough to latch on to the frame…

And countersunk out of the way. Was starting to get a might too warm in the shop…..hmmm..

Set this saw up to cut 45s….to make the corner blocks….something is missing in the background?

Corner block…will use these (4 of them) to attach the top…..where is the fan?
Didn’t like the squared corners on the the sabresaw out…after a high tech radius tool was used..

Doesn’t get any simpler than this…Sabresaw had “issues with the cut..

Beltsander can clean that right up…laid the top onto the case..for now..

Was getting way too warm to work any more in the shop….tomorrow’s first job is to bring that fan back into the shop….I swept the dust up, and closed the shop for the day. Had enough fun. The real FUN will be next time…trying to glue and clamp this mess together….and keep it squared up…a dozen or so clamps..vs..2 hands?

The cussing will be epic. Stay tuned…

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#1 posted 07-08-2018 05:03 AM

Looking good, you may have to check out the thread on sweeping compound?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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