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Kitchen Island Project #11: Drawer done, hardware is installed....

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-19-2020 10:25 PM 323 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: A door and a start on a drawer Part 11 of Kitchen Island Project series Part 12: Build a shelf, add a top.. »

Ok, dovetails were done…next, needed a groove milled to house the drawer’s bottom panel…could use the Stanley #45..

Or…and old Plough Plane…1864 model..

Wound up using both. The old plough plane on the Pine sides of the drawer…the #45 on the Ash drawer front, and finish up the pine ones to depth, as the plough does not have a depth stop..

Then a dado was milled at the back of the drawer sides…and then cleaned up flat with a router…plane..

Then pilot holes and counter sink work…

Counter sink bit in the 6” sweep drill.
Back and the plywood bottom were cut to sizes needed….a bit of glue, a couple clamps. slide the back in place, 6 screws through the holes, and through the glue, and into the back of the drawer…slide the drawer bottom in place, check for square…

Then, add 3 screws through the plywood bottom and into the drawer’s back, to keep it square…

And let this sit overnight…....

Clamps came off this morning…slid the drawer into the cabinet….seemed to fit…one back corner was a tad high, planed that down a bit.

Laid out the hardware for the door..

Along with a few tools….push drill for pilot holes for the hinge screws..

Then the Yankee screwdriver to install the screws. Handle need two hole drilled, for the bolts..

Works for me…Yankee to install the bolts…then install the door in place…

Then add the latch to hold it closed…

Then, the same with the drawer…needed 2 handles installed…

I also filled all the counter-bores on this side with Ash plugs, trying to match the grain…then laid the top in place

Haven’t attached it…yet…maybe tomorrow? Need to make the middle shelf, and install it…high enough that 2 lt pop bottles can be set under it. Then, maybe a finish…once all the plugs have been trimmed flush..
Stay tuned..

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