Chester Drawers build #3: Rails are milled

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-20-2019 03:34 AM 329 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Took two trips, but both 1×4 x 8’ boards were hauled to the shop. Looked both over, trying to find two clear sections 26” long. They will be the top and bottom of the face frame. Set those aside..

According to the plans, the rails need to be 13-1/2” long…Decided to cut what I could to that length,,,some stuff went right into the burn pile….Need two pieces at 2-1/4” wide…ripped those….and two at 3” width…ripped those…then ripped what remained down to 1-1/2” wide..usually getting two rails per.

Fence got set and reset,,,,tenons on the ends, rebates along the edges…

Takes two set ups per type of cut….Tenons were done at the saw…with the blade cleaning them flat…rebates tended to send the cut off waste straight back….since I was off to the side, they went right on by…these are the top and bottom rails….the skinny rails were a bit..different. other than the tenons being done the same…

Mid rails get two rebates…

Plywood panel is for layout work…but this is how the parts go together….All that sawing made a big mess…

Well, today was a road trip to a Doctor’s Office….clean bill of health, except for a 30 day restriction for how much I can lift…10 pounds. Did some shopping, and a lunch out. Took a long break when we got back home.

Decided some layout work could be done…so…got the 4 corner posts arrange into pairs, rebate to rebate…and clamped them tight..

Then chose whih ends looked the best for the top of the case, and labeled them. Along with a mark to show bottom of the post. Used a 1×2 ( soon to be a corner block) to mark a line across the top, then use one webframe…

To make a couple more marks. two for the webframe, one for that kicker. Square to carry the lines across.

Checked to see if the rail matched..

Which is why the rail is a bit wider than the rest…OK, from the kicker line down, 5” to the top of the webframe.

The 5” is the size of the drawer opening….have two at 5”, the other three are at 6-1/2” which brings me to the foot of the case..

Leaves a bit for the foot details. Once all the lines were done, I set up one complete side, minus the plywood panels..and did a dry fit..

With all the rails where they are supposed to be, I can measure the sizes needed for the plywood panels….and add that to the “Plans”...

Need two of each.

Need to figure out what detail the feet need…
Have a cove bit to set up and run around, after the feet are done…have to dress things up a bit.

Stay tuned…

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#1 posted 02-21-2019 12:42 AM

Lookin’ Good!

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