That OddLots Ad #23: Drawer get glued up..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-29-2018 10:08 PM 450 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, yesterday’s shop time was split up a bit…..first half was grooves and dados…second half was drawer assembly..

One of the elements to this project involve this little heater insert..

Giving it a test drive. Electric Fireplace insert…Just like the “Prototype”

Those “Drawers” were fakes…

So, design was changed a bit. case grew another 6” in height, and 4” in length…keeping the 16” in depth. The fake drawers got combined into a single drawer. Keeping the two shelves inside both doors, except mine will be fixed in place. The shelf above the heater will stay. Need enough room under that shelf, for air flow to the heater…more on that after a bit. So…grooves and dado..

First off, the drawer’s sides needed flattened out a bit…
I do one side at a time, to keep them where they go in the drawer…don’t want to groove the outside of a drawer..

Then move the side around a bit, clamp it in place, and use the 45 to make the grooves…the set the first side back with the drawer front, and do the same with the second side….but, it stays at the bench, after the grooves.
Dados. Could have reset the 45 for dado….would have taken longer than doing just two dados. Lay out the location..use the mitre saw to saw the walls of the dado to depth.

Then three toys were…tools…

The hammer, that Japanese Mortise Chisel, and the dado plane. Chisel to hog out the waste, plane to level and smooth things up..

Didn’t really use those nickers, since the sides were already cut.
After both dados were done, took a break…then after supper, hauled two boards to the shop. That was just all I was going to do….was. one thing led to another….fought with the one cut it to length and get rid of part of the Tongue & Groove edges…the tongue part…board is to be the front of the fixed shelf above the heater.

Longest of the 7 flooring scraps. Bandsaw hated this stuff..

Will need a new blade for it. Sat this aside…the other board was the 1×6 x 6’....needed enough to make the back of the drawer….Disston D-100 was the saw, this time. Then hand planed a slight bevel on each end. The drawer sides needed three holes drilled and counter sunk. for the screws to attach the sides to the back.

I also cut the plywood bottom panel to size…then, spread a lot of glue around, add the screws to the back, and add three clamps across the front…..slid the plywood into place, check the drawer for square,,adjust a bit, and drive a few screws to secure the bottom to the back. I also took the time to marke a center point on the drawer front, for the knob, and even installed it. but, where to set this mess, in case I need the bench?

Works for me.

Clamps came off this morning….was having issues with BP Meds…..decided to call it a day…I did haul a handful of hardware to the shop. That was about it. May try tomorrow to install some fixed shelves? We’ll see, need to clean up that drawer, to make it presentable for polite company..

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 11:14 PM

That’s gonna look sharp with that insert installed.

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

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