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Grandson's Coffee Table #4: A start on the drawer

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-12-2018 06:06 PM 771 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had to haul the last 1×6 x 6’ plank to the shop…5 hours later, swept the shop, called it a day. Dust collector? I let the dust settle out onto the floor, sweep it up into my DUST PAN, and dump that “dust collector” into the shop’s trash can….and, when THAT get full, I empty that into the firepit, light a match…maybe roast some hotdogs..

Anyway…removed the clamps from the glue up….no creaks, no cracking sounds….must have done a decent job…
Set the base onto the floor…and started cutting parts on the tablesaw…laid those out..

Parts to support, and guide the drawer….drawer needed 2 sides milled, and a piece for the back..

Kicker, to keep the drawer from tipping down, was installed…

Router to cut the sockets. bandsaw to cut the “tails”...usual results when I do tails first…turn things over, repeat for the two runners….

Then glue and clamp the drawer guides in place..

Front ends needed to be flush with the drawer opening…add that clamp..check for square

Then add the clamps at the back. Then somehow find the centers of the guides from the other side of the runners…pilot holes and a few screws…let the glue set awhile. While cutting the last of the dovetail “tails”,, had just set the part on the bench…saw was still running, BANG…blade broke. Only other blade IN the shop burns the wood, rather than cuts…need to buy a new blade..Friday. Had the clear the bench…was getting a bit crowded..

Ya think? Was also able to change the Stanley 45 from being a bead cutter, back to being a Plough Plane..

As I will need grooves for the drawer bottom to sit in…5 minute change-over, counting resetting the fence.

Drawer’s front gets finger joints to connect it to the sides…used a 6mm mortise chisel to layout the spacings, backsaw to split the lines..

Will do a blog about the vise rehab, after this project is done…like the new jaw?

Clamped the part to the bench..chop halfway down…

Then flip it over, and chop from the other side. Use these fingers to lay out the matching ones. and repeat

Until all the fingers are done..wider finger on the front is where the groove will be hidden…which leaves this part..

Roughly cut for length. Will fine tune during the dry fit, later. Needed a rebate/dado on the end of the sides…bandsaw DOA…shoulder cut..

Cordless Mitersaw, cut one line down to the line for the cheek cut…elbow is getting a workout..normally cheek cuts are done on the bandsaw….oh well, clamp the side into the vise, mark the cut lines, wax up the saw..

Repeat for the other cheek cut. Dry fit things in the base..

Langdon 75 to trim an 1/8” off the end of the back…elbow/shoulder complaining, now
View from the front?

Just a dry fit….will see IF shop time happens today…
Stay tuned..

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



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