A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #10: Drawer build, part 1

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-08-2022 05:28 AM 618 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Doing a little assembly Part 10 of A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version series Part 11: dados, and a dry fit »

Had aGulley-washer roll through…which sometimes means…

That the Dungeon Creek will rise…this is also where the table base was sitting. Yep,

Got it’s feet wet. Removed all the clamps, set the top and the base on the tablesaw, for now..Tried the drawer front for size…not quite…needed jointed down a bit..

As there was a “high spot” in the middle…

High spot is now on the floor…test the fit, again..

I think that will do. Tried the sides…just barely went in….got to looking for what the sticky spot was…..them corner blocks were a tag too low…sides were hitting them….Well..rather than chop out a pathway…just rip the sides a hair narrower. Clean off a space on the Clothes Dryer…move things over to that spot….rip the required amount off the edges of the sides…then needed to joint the sawn edges…

That done..moved things around in the shop…tablesaw out of the way (Barely) and bring out a different type of “table”

Yep, a router table. Rip fence is now the router fence, even with start and stop marks..

Merely have to move the fence a little to the side, for each cut…working on both ends of the drawer front..took a bit

About 5 set-ups, run both ends through each time…then, over to the bench..

Use it to lay out the tails, then saw and chop the tails..leave as much of the line, cut on the waste sides of the lines.. Chisels to chop out the waste..then a dry fit..

Had some crumbs in the back, to remove…then repeat for the other side…until it also fit…

Dry fit looks good. That little step between the side and the front…is to allow for the corner block hanging down….
Step will be at the top of the drawer, with no step at the bottom…

Ok…put the router table away…rip fence back to the tablesaw….and set up this..

Last time I used it, it was for milling a bead….needed to reset the fence, and set up for a narrower cutter…in order the plough a 1/4” x 1/4” groove 1/4” above the bottom edge of the front, and the house the 1/4” plywood bottom panel….

later this evening, while doing an errand to the basement..stopped and playing with the 45..

Drawer front now has it’s groove..

As do both sides…that old candle helps to get things sliding along….

I also set up for tomorrow..

As the sides need a dado to house the drawer’s back….yes, I have 2 Stanley 45s…

One for with the grain, one for across the grain

Stay tuned..

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