New desk for my computer #9: Knee well unit build

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-09-2019 06:21 PM 423 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: A little assembly, another design change Part 9 of New desk for my computer series Part 10: A little assembly work, and a top glue up.. »

I did get a stash of parts milled up..

2 front stiles, two rear stiles (one of Pine), 4 rails, and the pieces for the center divider….I also got an ugly 4/4×4 plank to the shop..

rough sawn, had a large knot. Needed this cut into a couple parts, 28” long, for now…

They also need to be 2” wide…set the rip fence for 2-1/4” width…run both blanks through, reset the fence to 2”, more of less…and run each through, with the freshly ripped edge against the fence..

Worst of these two will be the back of the knee well unit, between the webframes…the better looking one..will be two drawer fronts. These two had a problem, though….the same one these rails did..

No, not the painted stuff ( clean that off later) it was this..

They were all too thick…reset the tablesaw, again…and resaw to 3/4”...or whatever Borg pine is…

Next, stiles get grooves, as I want the T&G joint hidden…

And the rails got a tenon to match…but, it wasn’t just the rails…

This center “divider”/runner also needed tenons. The center piece is set back a bit, because the Ash block that goes between the drawers and the stiles…

Then, I needed 2 dados for that block….could have chop a notch in the pine for the block…I just notched the block instead….

Then figured out how “tall” the block needed to be…tablesaw was full of parts, bandsaw does a p-poor square cut..

Langdon #75 not only makes a nice square cut, the 30” long saw makes a fast cut….I also cut the back wall to length…

That (now) pine center divider was center on the runner, glued and screwed in place, lined up with the block, two nails and a bit of glue for the rest of the joints, block was also glued down….then the back wall was added..

Just glue and c clamps, for now….let this sit a while…came back later, assembled the top frame, and glued it in place..

Gave the block an extra clamp…

And called it a day. bench was a mess, as I had sanded all the other units and set them aside…

Need to clear this mess away, before I can glue up a top..

Stay tuned

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