Chest of Pine Drawers #10: Plugging along

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-18-2018 02:26 PM 521 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Face frame, and a back Part 10 of Chest of Pine Drawers series Part 11: Dovetails? »

Was a very busy day, yesterday… I’ll post this in a couple episodes today. First off, needed to get the case off the bench. To do that, I needed to make a bunch of plugs, install them…and then trim them all flush….

Veritas 3/8” Tapered Plug Cutter..

It does have a bad habit of biting off a plug, now and then.

I try to avoid any knots, as well….a pin knot got “plugged”, anyway…Cutter ate 2, chewed up a third, and that pin knot got a fourth….still was able to get just enough done, to fill 29 holes. I try to cut an extra one or two, just in case…

“Tools” for this job…at least the install. Screwdriver is to pop each plug loose..

Once a plug is loose, I coat the narrow end with glue, and then hammer each plug into place…

I pay attention to the grain, and try to match the plug’s to the surrounding area…takes a while..

and I had just enough plugs, for a change..

Even one left over!.....While the glue set up, I went upstairs, and hauled a 1×8 x 8’ plank down to the shop, as it will be the next item on the “To-Do List”. Then grabbed a sharp chisel, and that hammer

And working from the 1st plug installed through to the last one, trimmed each plug flush..

Between the chisel and some 180 grit sandpaper, the plugs seemed to vanish….there is a plug sitting right in front of the chisel’s edge….
Then I could set the case back down on the floor, since there are a few dry spots, now.
A 6’ Skil circular saw to break down that plank…..cutting out the worst sections.

Here is 3 out of the 4. All are headed for the burn pile, later. Saw was a little wobbly ( may have been the Operator?) so I needed to square the ends a bit better..

Then try to fit a Front and two sides into the case….Once they were cut for length….all three needed a strip ripped for width..

Bandsaw WAS still able to run, was able to rip most of the excess off..then the jack planes to smooth the rip cuts.
There was also a part for the drawer’s back. cut to length, and then for width…

Junior Jack for the Front, until it fit the opening..

Then a regular jack plane for the ganged up sides

Until they fit. The back was also jointed, but will wait til later to be fitted

Then set up the Stanley #45…have a groove to do..

Has a #12 straight cutter onboard…..1/4” in from the edge of the board…needed to cut the drawer bottom groove, so I could better lay out dovetail pins…

Dovetails? All of that will be in the next episode
Stay tuned…

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