A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #12: Monday, busy Monday

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-10-2022 02:31 PM 550 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: dados, and a dry fit Part 12 of A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version series Part 13: Assembly of the table »

Normally, the shop is closed on Mondays…but..decided to take a chance, anyway..first, I figure IF I merely cleaned the place up a bit…that wouldn’t count as “work”. Bench was getting a bit messy…

Hmmm, took a bit… but a lot of this stuff needed to be put away, as I wasn’t using these things, anyway…so

I did have to get out a couple items..

Because the drawer sides needed drilled and counter sinks done..
3 screws to hold the drawer’s back. Then decided to try a glue up…

Checked the length of the back…supposed to be the same as the width of the drawer’s bottom panel…had to trim off 1/8”..seemed to help things out..

Glue on the tails, glue on the back…screws to hold the back in place into the glue..slide the bottom into place, check with a square.

Clamps to help things out. That combo square was needed to draw one line..

Bottom is glued to the back, but a line of screws will serve as clamps…can set this aside for now…needed the bench space it was taking up..

Proper screws into the back two corner blocks…wax the threads…and use a Proper Screwdriver…by North Brothers,

Then set the base onto the shop floor…and drill the slots..

These are to attach the base to the top of the table with screws…then see about installing guides for the drawer..

One was the correct thickness…but the other was a tad too long, and was tapered too thick…cut the excess of the thick end…as for that taper….we have ways..

Craftsman Jack plane, Made by Millers Falls…Installing the guides was just glue and clamps…

And that was it….bench also was filling up, again…

Not too bad, for 90 minutes in the shop…

But, where did all the rest of those tools go….?

Fancy planes had their cases…the rest hid out in the Tool Cabinet….

Either on a hook, a shelf, or in a door…

Amazing just how much can hide down in a tool well…..along with a pound of assorted screws and bolts….and 6 pencils…

Stay tuned…have a top to work on later…clean up a drawer, and get it fitted with a knob….and then maybe attach the base to the top…..we’ll see…

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

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#1 posted 05-11-2022 08:27 PM

I see no pencils or nails!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 05-12-2022 12:34 PM

Pencils tend to hide out in the tool well.

I don’t use nails…

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

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