New desk for my computer #8: A little assembly, another design change

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-07-2019 02:42 PM 648 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Spent a little time in the shop….had kickers to get ready to install..

Since the screws I had on hand were only 1” long, used a counter bore with a pilot hole. Then glue and screws..

Had also sanded the glue joints on the frames. kicker does not “guide” anything, merely keeps a drawer from tipping down, if you pull the drawer out a bit too far. I try to center them, and even check that they are straight with a square….but, location is by MK1 Eyeball.

4 frames get kickers, the bottom frame doesn’t “need” one. So, frames are ready to install, now. Got the clamps off the case sides, and plopped one on the cleared off bench…

Sanded things smooth…better to do now, than try later…Then the first frame was glued and screwed into place..

Then worked my way along…was getting a might crowded to be swinging a driver/drill around..

Ok, then set this aside, plop the other side on the bench…then the first on on top of it…

Run a bead of glue along all 5 frames, rotate this mess over and into place,,,then align and screw things in place..a clamp helped align a couple spots….then stand this up..and add a few more clamps..

While I scrounged around for some plywood. One piece was wide enough, just wasn’t quite long enough…found a second one I could trim the fill the gap…laid the case on it’s front, glued and screw the back in place along one edge…used a clamp the pull things into square, and fasten the other edge in place….set it onto the floor..

To see how it will sit…now, if I just had a flat stretch of floor….seems one foot is a bit longer than the others…

Called face frames, or dividers….the pieces between the fronts of the drawers…milled enough to install..

Wider ones for the top and bottom, 3 skinny ones for in the middle….in trying to get these all the same length and square on the ends…they wound up a blade’s with too short…grrr, which I found out after trying to install the top one…using through dovetails on each end…changed that…made it into a 1/2 dovetail…and adjust the sides to match….the rest of the parts got re-trimmed down, to a tight fit between the stiles…and all were glued in place…

I later added a few more clamps across the fronts. Swept the floor..

Sawdust, shavings and scraps tossed…

And called it a day….
(Then, later, after Supper…snuck back to the shop…and milled enough parts for the 2 webframes for over the Kneewell…may try later today to get those made..)

Stay tuned….

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

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#1 posted 07-08-2019 04:33 PM

Heck, I need a nap just reading this!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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