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New desk for my computer #14: Build a drawer

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-18-2019 05:05 PM 260 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: 2 drawers done...more to do.. Part 14 of New desk for my computer series Part 15: Fit a drawer »

Ok, most of the parts are ready? Well, the sides needed just a few more things done..
Cleaned the dados, so the backs fit all the way in…

Just happened to have the right width chisel, for that. Pilot holes for screws to attach the sides to the back..

Even the drill was “Vintage”....then flip the sides over, and do a countersink…

Why change bits, just change drill and all…there is a bevel to the bottom corner..

Makes inserting a drawer into it’s opening a bit easier….

Spread some glue onto the tails, drive them home…insert the drawer bottom, and glue the back in place…clamps at the front of the drawer, 3 screws per side, to “clamp” the sides to the back….check for square…

And add 3 screws through the bottom into the back…after finding the center line…( hate when I miss..)

No glue. Then set aside while the glue dries…

next morning…clean up Aisle #1

Old No. 3 sized handplane, to smooth the drawer front…worked better than these other toys….

Although the sanders worked well, cleaning the glue joints on the sides…

So everything was smooth and flush…New handles….they use a single bolt…needed to find the exact center of the drawer’s front…

Simple straightedge, do 2 diagonals, where the lines cross, is the center. NEW handles? Well, not exactly…

But since the shop also does Rehabs…

I think these will do nicely….better than those old black handles..

So….awaiting glue to dry on Drawer #2…

Stay tuned….

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