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A Table for the Gazebo #7: Bread board ends, drawer building

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-28-2021 11:26 AM 396 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Clamps came off the panel for the top of the table…..ends need to be flat and squared up. Too awkward to do the square up with the tablesaw….not really wanting to handsaw it, either….set to work with the panel clamped to the top of the tablesaw….and let a jack plane and the beltsander go to work ( new belt, too)

With the grain with the sander, along the glue lines….jack plane does it’s thing going across the grain…worked over one face, then flip over, and do the other. Next, trim the ends square…..circular saw (6”) and the tablesaw’s rip fence….need to mark out how far from the fence the blade is…..and where on the panel the blade needs to cut..

First part is with a framer square..

Then how much room I need..

Translate that to the panel..

And clamp the guide fence in place…right on the square line….push the saw through, pressing it against the fence

mark the other end of the panel the same way…

Both ends are now square. Bread board needs a tongue milled….still have the panel clamped to the saw, still have the fence handy…have a 1/2” straight cutter bit in a router..hmmm

First of 4 cuts, each end get 2…

Set the panel aside for the moment…

And measure how wide the bread board ends need to be….joint the edge of a 1×6..

Set up the tablesaw to make a couple rip cuts, using that jointed edge to start

They then need crosscut for length….but, with Old Murphy still around, that can wait until AFTER a groove is milled to fit the tongue….just in case one end gets a bit “off”....once that is done….glue and a few pipe clamps ( and a hammer)

And let this sit a day. Drawer building?
Set up the other router with a dovetail bit…set the drawer front in the bench vise….lay out a few pins on the end, hand guide the router to make a few cuts..

Use those pins to lay out the tails, cut and chop out the waste…leaving the layout lines…dry fit.

One Stanley 45 is set up to plough grooves for the drawer’s bottom panel…..

Front and both sides get the groove thing….back where the back of the drawer is, my other Stanley 45 is set up to mill 3/4” wide dados, to house the drawers back..

Dry fit?

Need two counter sunk pilot holes in each dado to attach the back..

I also clip the bottom corner, to make setting the drawer in place easier….then a matter of cutting a plywood panel for the bottom of the drawer….some glue and screws….glue only for the dovetails…

Make sure the drawer is square…and set it aside….we done for the day….

Stay tuned

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



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controlfreak

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#1 posted 05-28-2021 07:45 PM

“Use those pins to lay out the tails”

I am confused, I recently converted to a pins first on dovetails but figured I would still need to do tails first on half blind so I could mark the pins. So hoe do you use the pins in the drawer front to lay out the tails?

Either way it is looking good Bandit!

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#2 posted 05-28-2021 08:10 PM

I use a sharp pencil to trace around each pin. Then I cut on the waste side of the lines…more line I leave, the tighter the fit. One hand for the pencil, one hand to hold the parts where they need to sit…..and my chin to hold things still long enough to make those pencil marks…

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

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#3 posted 05-28-2021 08:25 PM

Is here enough room in the half blind pins that are in the drawer front to get your pencil in there. It just seems like it would be tight and awkward.

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#4 posted 05-28-2021 09:25 PM

Plenty of room…for a sharp point of a pencil….as the tails are a bit wider than the pins..

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

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