Chest of Pine Drawers #8: Clamps are off, top is on...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-13-2018 03:41 PM 554 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: A little assembly... Part 8 of Chest of Pine Drawers series Part 9: Face frame, and a back »

And the supply of lumber is gone….for now.

Took the forest of clamps off, and stashed them out of the way, for now..

Pipe clamps…..may almost have enough, for now..

About half of the other clamps….the “F” style are all hanging up. Cleared the top of the bench. Had to look over both faces of the top panel….trying to decide on which would look better….then set the “good side” down onto the bench.

Needed to add the corner blocks…

And add a slot. To do that, I drilled straight down..

Then rock the drill front to back a few times..

To turn the hole into a slot. Then flip the case over, and onto the top..

Centered to be in the middle, and flush with the back of the case..

My 2” long screws were a tad too long….Visegrips to hold the screw, grinder to shorten the screw by an 1/8” and form a new point…..cup of water the dunk the hot part in.. then drive one screw in to each slot..

I do not have the plywood for a back. I do have a leftover bit, about the right size for a drawer bottom…

I did use it to check the case for square, though..

Need to go shopping…1×2s and a 1×4 for the face frame….three 1×8 x 8’s for the drawers, and a 1/4” x 4’ x 4’ plywood panel for a back, and two drawer bottoms. Maybe get a bit of stain as well?

Stay tuned,....almost done..

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

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#1 posted 07-13-2018 08:18 PM

Gonna be a nice little chest of drawers!

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

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