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A Project for March #8: Build a drawer

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-14-2021 02:03 AM 349 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Clamps, on and off, and back on,again Part 8 of A Project for March series Part 9: Almost done »

Laundry Detail this afternoon…meant about 3 hours in the shop, while the Laundry got done…

Last glue up was removed from the clamps…

Not too bad? Means I can better size the parts to the drawer. Front needed a trim on the ends, and a swipe or two along an edge….same with the 2 sides. Already had one corner dovetailed…

So, now I needed to get the other end dovetailed…Same as before..
Lay out the pins, first..

Saw the lines…

Cut a knife wall…

To make a baseline for me to “bruise & abuse” then a bit of chisel work….starting with the outside/show face, then finish up from the inside face..

Then trace around these pins, to lay out the tails..and saw them..

Same as before, do the show face first, then finish with the inside face…then a dry fit..

Laid out and cut 2 dados…to house the back of the drawer….then started to plough the grooves for the bottom panel to sit in…front was not a problem..

It was when I started to groove the sides, when a problem turned up…

THIS is how things are supposed to look like….the issue? The other side piece had the dado on the OUTSIDE face….had to stop, remake a new side piece from scratch…right down to the dovetail pins….then a dado on the correct face, and the groove….at least the dovetails looked a bit better, this time around….

Dry fit the front and 2 sides, and cut a plywood panel for the drawer’s bottom..

Fit was even square! Must have been all that cussing going on a bit ago….next, the piece for the back….final length was marked and cut…set the piece into the dados….back sticks up a bit too far…we have ways…

Called a Millers Falls No. 11 Junior Jack…..about the right size for this job….joint one edge, test fit, joint the other edge, test fit..until it sits flush with the drawer’s sides…..at which point, the clothes came out of the washer, were transferred to the dryer…and the glue bottle and clamps showed up…..along with a cheap paint brush sitting in a glass of water….used that to moosh the blobs of glue into the places they need to be…

Then a few clamps….drawer bottom is also glued to the bottom edge of the back….let this sit a while…

Laid the case down onto the lid ( over on the tablesaw, only clear flat place left) and did a little art work….
Then over to the bandsaw ( with a BRAND NEW blade) and cut a few curves..

No overhang around in back…easier for the hinges…all else is a bit rough…Blade isn’t even a 1/4” wide, why would it burn going around those curves? More sanding to do, later…

Area between the shoulder blades was cramping up, getting sore….even my toes were. Decided to just close up for the day…let the case sit around til tomorrow..

Waiting on a drawer…..stay tuned…

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#1 posted 03-14-2021 03:21 PM

Thanks for sharing

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