Chest of Pine Drawers #15: Last drawer done, and a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-22-2018 02:59 PM 1102 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Board was brought to the shop, yesterday…

Two cuts were needed to be done, to get this done to size…

Once those were done, and the back set aside for a bit….I knocked the other three parts back apart, had grooves to mill for the drawer’s bottom to go into…

Since these were the last of the grooves I needed milled, I could do something different for the dados

Made a new jig…..set up the Stanley 45 as a dado plane..

Turns out that a #18 cutter was a match for the width of the back.

To start the plane, I drag it backwards a few (3) times, to get the pair of nickers to bite….have had issues with “blowouts” where the plane enters and exits the cut, so..

Backsaw makes a few cuts, down to the depth of the dado, only at the start and the exit.

Then run the plane until the depth stop hits…..

And check the fit. I also bevel the back corners on my drawers….easy to insert them into the case.

While each side was in the jig..a pilot hole from the dado side,flip over, then do the countersinks.

Once I had the plywood bottom cut to size…glue, clamps, a square..and a few screws were used

Let this sit a few hours, til the glue set up enough….

Hang the drawer from the vise…work on getting these..

To look like these..

And install the two knobs….Got the router set up.

Ran it along the ends and front of the top..

Around the fancy cutout at the feet..

Across the bottom edge of the front..

Then up the outside corners….until the router base hits the underside of the top..

Then sand this all down to 180 grit ( for now, depending on what finish will be used) and stand it up..

For a PIP or two..

Daughter and her 9 yr old son can decide what flavour to make this little dresser.
Wood working part is done….maybe some more sanding, is all?

Thanks for following along.

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

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#1 posted 07-23-2018 02:20 PM

Thanks for the guided tour!

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

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 10:23 PM

Will still be in use in a 100 years or so! Skip the paint would be my choice?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 10:32 PM

Per instructions by my Daughter…

Decided to leave the handle out of the “KONA” scheme…

This is what she wanted….and is what she will get….waiting on a varnish coat to cure, now…

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

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