A Project for August, Tool Chest #6: We have glue up!

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-09-2021 01:03 PM 641 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Dados and dry fits Part 6 of A Project for August, Tool Chest series Part 7: Drawer Build 101, well, it is a start.. »

One thing lead to another…was almost as bad as herding cats…not quite, but close…Drawer dividers kept sliding in and out usually when I was adding a clamp to that exact spot…..kept the mallet handy, to “resolve” any disputes

That thin section of sliding dovetail? both front ones had cracked, and needed glued back in place..more clamp

Then, along the front, where the floor board resides in the rebate….bead of glue was added in the rebate, then 3 more clamps were added into the “Forest of Clamps”

The Bottom of the case was glued and screwed into place, with 3 screws to each side

Since the case was already laying on it’s face..a plywood back was glued and screwed in place….making sure the case was square….across the top, down one side..Square?...across the bottom…still square?...up the other side…then back across the top with a second row of screws…whew.


Used a couple clamps to pull things into alignment…while attaching the back..

Let this mess sit a day…then remove the clamps, and clean things up…

Case is, onto making drawers..
That will be in the next episode, so

Stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 08-09-2021 02:35 PM

That came together pretty quickly!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 08-10-2021 01:51 AM

Glue ups, no matter how much (or little!!) I prepare are always feel hectic and stressful. Looks like you were successful. :)

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