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A Project for August, Tool Chest #9: Drawer Build 103, Tuesday was a better day

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-11-2021 12:40 PM 803 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Drawer #1 came out of the clamps, and didn’t fly apart…good start. Test fit into the case..

And..that was as far as it went in…we have ways..

Planed the high points down a bit…try again..

While I was at it..I added a screw to the back corners…

Counter sunk, of course…last of the first stash of Ash was hauled to the shop…after which Old Murphy was fired..Drawer #5 needed two sides milled for length and width..

Done. Drawer #3…needed a back milled..

Resawn for thickness, or, at least as close as I could get it….Next uo..

Both of Drawer #3’s sides needed a groove milled….while I re-arranged the shop a bit….wanted the router table back out..

We have work for it to do…set up the fence a little better, this time around…lines are marked on the fence to show where to stop at….first cut on each end of the drawer’s front..

Direction of travel is towards the camera….then I simply moved the fence a bit, made 2 passes, one for each end, until..

All done…extra fence to help control the cut…need to transfer to the ends of the sides where to cut the tails…

Plopped a piece of plywood scrap down, to stand the side up on…and trace around the pins..

Bevel gauge to make sure the angles were correct…some were a bit squiggly..bandsaw to make the cuts, trying to leave the lines, while cutting on the waste side….

Chop about half way down from one face…flip over..

And complete the chops…test fit?

I might just get the hang of these things…someday…need dados next..built a jig, this time..

Along with the 3 screw heads along the edge….saw the walls of the dados first…then run the Stanley 45..

leveled the floor with a router plane…repeat for the other side….there was a bit of a problem…went to test the fit of the back…was a hair too fat…..Hand plane to bevel the back edge, until a slip fit occurred plywood panel was all set to go…laid out all the parts…

Grabbed the stuff for a glue up….even that acid brush to smear the glue into places it didn’t want to go…add a few clamps..

So far, so good….

getting there..checking for square as I went….mallet to assist…

I think that should do it…let this sit a day…..

Not sure, whether this is too big of a handle..

Or…just about right…say one per drawer, right down the center….?

Stay tuned….

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



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 08-11-2021 01:55 PM

Looks like a productive day. Amazing what you can do when you kick old Murphy out of the shop for a day.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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