Build a table, with Leftovers #6: we have glue ups!

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-09-2020 04:26 AM 290 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Things started out early, today…was sitting up late last night….while the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up worked out how the support a drawer….and hold the front of the base together… did come up with a “Plan”, and rather than forget it by going to sleep…..I wound up in the shop at….3 am….Plan was to cut a top and bottom rail from the drawer front’s blank…..when the drawer is closed, you can,t see any difference from the other aprons….

I used the bandsaw, because the blade is thinner than the blade on the tablesaw…and..IF I can keep the grain aligned…it might just work.

other part of the “Plan”...was to rip a board in half….notch the ends to fit around the legs inside the case…

And glue the drawer runners to the side aprons…angled parts a corner braces…mitre saw..

Set to 45 degrees…made 4 large corner blocks. and a couple smaller blocks, after I ripped down an Ash 1×6 scrap…

4 blocks cut. These will get two pilot holes each..

Set these aside, until later. Most of the cutting and fitting was done by 3:30 am….took a nice long nap…..

This morning, before Lunch….started in on some assembly and glue ups…drawer runners needed glued in place..

Had to remember WHERE they get glued to….the bead is the outside, at the bottom…while the runner is on the inside at the bottom of the side aprons….Once these were on, then the legs were added..with their own “issues”

Like which mortise goes where….used the vise as a 3rd hand…

Then set this one aside, and repeat for the other…knowing that things were reversed….

Had to triple check, to make sure where that leg was going to be…so the back apron would fit both sides the right way…then set it aside…

With the first side assembled…letting these 2 sit about 6 hours, or so…..waiting on glue to dry..

Drawer front was worked on….had to plane the wavy stuff down a bit, and remove the saw marks…

I was going to use those little glue blocks..

Decided not to….went with a counter bored screw on each end….will have to make a couple plugs…

Also ran a bead along the bottom edge, to match the rest. This is what you will see, when the drawer is closed…
Cleared all the stuff off the tablesaw, lowered the blade all the way down…pulled the saw out to where I could work, and plopped the table’s top, good side down, onto the tablesaw…been 6 hours….moved a few clamps around…glued up the back apron…and the bottom drawer rail..

Used a long clamp, to pull the diagonals into square…23-1/4” each way…then the “fun” and cussing began..

had to flip/rotate/ and move until I could work on the top of this mess…

Clamps take a lot of room, and are a tad heavy…..plan here was to add those corner braces…2 screws each, with glue….a couple weren’t too bad….the two for the drawer rail…meh…trying to line the upper rail with the bottom rail, holding the brace, a screw, and the drill/driver….with two hands…and one hand having the shakes….added a couple extra clamps, to help out….decided I had had enough “fun” for a day…

Will let this sit overnight, so I can remove the clamps…and then start on building a drawer?

Stay tuned….

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

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