New desk for my computer #4: raise a panel?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-30-2019 04:27 PM 460 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Many ways exist…and I tried a bunch of them….router tables…..table saws…hand planes…..then watched how paul Sellers did his…..thought I could also just use a old Stanley No. 4…...well, i changed a few details, along the way…
first, i cut a blank to size….and figure which face looked the best…
Then mark a “stop line” about 1” in from the end..

I had also jointed the edges straight and smooth…they were a bit rough..

Ok, end grain gets done first….trying to leave about 1/2” that won’t get a bevel…

By going at a diagonal across the grain…I WAS going to use that old No.4

Decided it was a tad too big…wound up using a #3 and the #11….lighter, easier to move around…
Blanks are wide enough that I can just use the end vise to hold them flat. After the ends were beveled, needed the edges done, too….used the top of the bench…

Until there is a nice, crisp 45 degree corner….where the two bevels meet up. bevels done…but, panel will not fit in the 1/4” x 1/4” groove. As I wanted a flush, smooth inside to guide the drawers…I needed a rebate all the way around….

Wards 78? Nah,,, it was having “issues” with a dull spur…set up the tablesaw to make the spur cuts, and set up the Stanley 45 to clear away the waste…test fit a rail..

Ok..then do the other three rebates…the same way….then a dry fit…to see about the flush inside..

With a couple rails…end rebates go into the grooves in the stiles…outside view?

And that is how I raise a panel. 1 done…

11 more to do….stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 07-01-2019 01:34 PM

Right after I have a nap! Well maybe after the Dog gets a walk?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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