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Chester Drawers build #2: Corner posts milled

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-18-2019 09:30 PM 419 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A plan is made Part 2 of Chester Drawers build series Part 3: Rails are milled »

Well, since all the webframes are done, now..

Bottom frame gets two “kickers”, more to prevent a foot from kicking in the bottom of the face face…
Hauled one 2×4 x 8’ to the shop…one at a time is easier to carry, and get down the steps to the shop..

laid it on the saw, for now. Measured in from each end 43”, and made a couple marks

Then moved everything I needed over to the bench, THEN the 2×4…made a couple cuts..

Then set the first aside, make the other cut. I kept the 10” long cut-off, will be a set-up block..Hauled the other 2×4 to the shop. After it was cut to match the first one..I set up to mill a few edges..

needed to skinny the width down a bit…one edge was just to remove that rounded edge

There was a problem…blade at full height, wasn’t quite tall enough….set it up, anyway, run the block and the boards through, flip end for end, and complete the cut….second set up was to get these to 3” width, got things set up using the block..

Then run the posts through. which left the thickness to be milled….at 1” thick. Set up the block, same problem..

Hmmm, well i put a new blade on the bandsaw, figured I could saw the center out..

Which left that ridge down the center…not a biggie. Ran the 4 posts through the tablesaw and the bandsaw..
( IF your saw can make this cut in one go, fine)

Can’t leave that ridge, though..so..

Millers Falls No. 11, Junior Jack plane…faces are now flat and smooth.

So….I needed two different rebates milled…all four posts get something like this..

It takes two saw set ups to make. This is where the rails and plywood panels will get attached to..

Which left the rebate for the back of the case..

Again, two set ups…so a plywood back sits flush with the back edge of the case.

Which means these two 1×4s will be heading to the shop. next time. Need to cut out the best looking 26” sections, and save them for the face frame. The rest, will get cut down to about 13” or so, and become the rails to connect the sides. need to use one of the webframes, to lay out drawer openings and set up to cut the plywood panels for the sides…

Stay tuned…

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