2 drawer chest #4: And a glue up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-27-2020 05:08 AM 304 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: More finger joints made Part 4 of 2 drawer chest series Part 5: out of the clamps »

Cut a couple plywood panels today …Jointed the sawn edges straight…and squared things up…test fit for the drawer divider..

Then the floor for the compartment…..needed to plane a bit of one edge..

As I needed to fit it into the front rebate….test fit, replane a bit…checked for square, again..finally..

Ok…tear this all down..clean up a few spots…set things out, ready to glue them up…..

A “War Zone”? Too many parts, too many clamps, glue everywhere…

And…not enough hands….

Plywood panels wound up getting glued in place, too….set this mess a ways down the bench…

As I needed some elbow room at the bench vise…

Lets see, lid came out of the clamps yesterday..( needed the clamp) blank was plenty long, but not wide enough. Trimmed the blank for length…had a board to use as an add-on….both it and the edge of the lid needed planed straight….then a rubbed glue joint..

Yes, there IS a glue joint there…look at the arrow. Then I wanted to add what few clamps I had left to make sure the glue joint stayed that way..

This time, I could use the vise as a 3rd hand…and a caul…that piece of folded sandpaper? Seems that clamp likes to wander off, while I am tightening it down….sandpaper keeps it in it’s place. Bench is full of glue-ups, until tomorrow…then I get to hang all them clamps back up….and hope nothing flies apart…

Stay tuned…

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#1 posted 02-28-2020 12:34 AM

Full bench?

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

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