That OddLots Ad #22: Door hung, drawer started..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-28-2018 03:24 PM 823 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Panels are done, glue up made, next? Part 22 of That OddLots Ad series Part 23: Drawer get glued up.. »

Well, spent 3 hours of shop time yesterday. Seems to be about average amount of time I can spend in the shop at a stretch. Long time ago, an 8-12 hour stertch was being done. Them days are long gone.

Anyway, the door glue up came out of the clamps yesterday…needed a bit of trimming to fit..

Both edges had a slight bow to them…Stanley #6c flattened that out. one end was a bit out of square, trimmed that , as well. Hinges…was having issues with the cordless drill batteries….VIX bit went into a corded drill..needed something to drive the screws with.. least as far as drive the screws in. Moved these things and the door over to the case, and installed a few more screws….once that top screw was in, things went a lot better…until the bottom screw …too old to bend down that far with the brace-driver. Used a plain old phillips wood handled screwdriver.

Added a second corded drill, and a 6” sweep brace to the pile of tools…corded drill to drill a hole for the knob install, brace had a pilot drill a tad bigger than the VIX bit’s…helps to start the screws. There WAS a hole for the knob already in place….just wound up too close to an edge. drilled a new hole more centered right next to the other I was using a washer as part of the knob..

The washer then covers up the “extra” hole. Door is installed, will need sanded and a latch of some kind.

Part two of the Thursday Follies involved the drawer….The blank for the front needed a bit of work, one edge was still rough sawn….Jumbo Jack was used this time around..

Then face planed both sides to see which looked the best..

Ok. Then flipped this over, into a jig, and got “Groovy”

Thought I’d add the groove before the dovetail stuff got started….wasn’t the best idea…laid out some toys..

Chisel was more to set a size. Sliding bevel to mark the pins. square to set other sizes..

Pins laid out….need a saw..

Should work. saw the lines, use a few chisels to remove the waste

Use these pins to lay out the tails, and saw inside the lines, on the waste side ( and a few extra cuts doesn’t hurt)

More chisel work to remove the waste, then a dry fit..

Took this over to the case, and see IF it still fits..

Ok, so far. Bring things back to the bench, and repeat. Was having issues with that riveting hammer, it was mistaking my knuckles for wood….like the handles on the chisels? Fired that hammer, and went with a rawhide one…and never got hit again..

Other end of the front is done….used that to mark out the other drawer side’s tails….then promptly forgot which was waste….opps, at least it was just one cut. Corrected myself, made the rest where they needed to be…another dry fit. Then stashed this mess into the case..

Need to add grooves to the drawer sides for the drawer bottom to sit in. need a dado to house the drawer back, and cut the back to size…and add the knob. Need to build the fixed shelf that goes below this drawer, and above the electric fireplace insert. Have to leave a bit of space between that shelf, and the vent on the top of the heater ( air intake only), may get fancy with that shelf, as it will be seen…

Then, maybe start on door #2? Hope it will go a bit easier than door #1…..left front corner of the top needs it curve done. maybe run a router around on some edges?
Behind both doors, there are supposed to be two fixed shelves. Pine shelves, Ash front edge? Just sits on a cleat.
At this rate, may have this done by “Beggar’s Night”? We’ll see

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 10:37 PM

Dang – that is only 3 hours of work, and hand tool work at that. I spent most of the afternoon in the shop and have a couple of little pieces of wood with some slots cut in them and a stack of mistakes.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 09-28-2018 11:57 PM

Lookin’ Good!

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

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 05:49 AM

Getting there….!! bandit, looks like you’re on the down hill drag of finishing….Looking really good at this point..!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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