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A Project for August, Tool Chest #13: Drawer #5 needs to be glued up, today..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-15-2021 01:03 PM 520 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: A LAZY Friday Part 13 of A Project for August, Tool Chest series Part 14: The Sunday Funnies? »

Had Laundry Detail this morning (Saturday) which means I get to hang around waiting for the machines to get done…also means a bit of shop time, while I am standing there…

Drawer sides….both are a bit rough..how rough?

And NO, that is not “curl” showing up…plane in use?

Wood River #62..for now…results?

Hmm, looks a bit better, don’t it?
Next? Time to get “Groovy”

The other one seems to have thought I said something about Pho Noodles?

As it seemed to make about a bowl full of them…Next?

Well they both need a dado, to house the back…Spurs on the Stanley 45 will make score marks across the grain,,,but they still don’t cut much, so..clamp the side to the jig, drag the plane backwards a few times to score the lines. Take the side over to the #358 Mitre Box, and saw those lines to about 1/4” deep…then back to the jig, and let the 45 do it’s thing…Next?

Dovetails on the router table? At least the pins/sockets will be. And a slight different spacing too, front is a slight bit narrower. For the last one milled, I needed an extra guide strip..to keep the board steady in the cuts..

Both ends of the drawer front were done this way…then the front was laid on the bench, and jig set up to raise the sides of the drawer high enough, and then trace where to make the saw cuts for the tails…bandsaw to make those.
Why? Because I can see better where I am cutting, and can see the lines better, and stay on the waste side of the lines. Plus a few “extra” cuts, to help when I chop out the waste..

Chopping involve going down half way on the show side, then flip over and complete the chops…time to dry fit?

When it takes a mallet to drive these in…should be just about tight enough? Hmm, might just get the hang of these things…someday…
Was now able to get the size for the bottom panel, and cut it…and try it for fit..

Hmm, needed a chisel to scrape away that label, too…then the back of the drawer…..hmm?

Had to cross cut another plank for length…and then rip for 3-5/8” width….Due to the size of the tablesaw and it’s slot for the blade being WIDE open….could not rip at the 3/8” thickness needed…so..

Left a ledge by the rip fence, run the blank through on both edges…blade height was a blond hair short of meeting in the middle….parts separated just fine…a quick pas with the plane got rid of any fuzz. I still had to bevel the ends, to fit in the dados…

One side wanted to lean out a bit, hence that gap…so..Glue Bottle, cup of water with a brush or two in it, and a mallet. Brush to moosh the glue in amongst the tails…mallet to drive the gooey things home into their sockets…
Then over to the NOW cleared off tablesaw..and slide the bottom of the drawer in place…the glue on the ends of the back, and along one edge…then the clamps kind of took over…

There are 3 small (6”) H-F clamps to clamp the bottom to the back…most of the rest are 24” long ones…there are two 18” ones, to cure a gap between the front and the sides..

I think THAT will do, for now. Clothes are done, and dry…..I am done, and NOT dry…0915 start time, to 1235 end time….that should do it for today…

Single Brain Cell Sketch Up has come up with a “plan” for the lid….

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 08-15-2021 01:11 PM

Another day, another drawer. Seems to be a plan.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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bandit571

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#2 posted 08-15-2021 02:35 PM

That was the last of the drawers….need a lid, next..

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

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