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Building a brace till #16: Fitting out drawers

01-03-2022 03:35 AM by Dave Polaschek | 15 comments »

Today I started fitting out the drawers. The biggest problem (the longest bits) I had were a set of long brad-point bits. They’re almost exactly the same length as the drawer openings, which means they have to go into a box diagonally. Or he box needs holes drilled in the side walls. So I started by cutting about an inch off the top of one of the boxes and putting a bottom on it. I also drilled holes into it from the two ends, but forgot to take a picture. Mañana. In the ...

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Building a brace till #13: Drawer clean up

12-30-2021 05:04 PM by Dave Polaschek | 15 comments »

Took yesterday’s drawer out of the clamps this morning and checked it for fit. As I expected, it was a bit tight, due to the bottom being a hair large. So I scribbled on the sides with a pencil and hauled the belt-sander outside to clean things up. The belt started out as 60 grit, but I’ve been using it long enough that it’s probably more like 120 now. Still plenty good for cleaning up drawer sides. After a few minutes, the sides were cleaned up, and the drawer fits much better....

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Small Projects #56: Walnut End Table Done

12-05-2021 04:30 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

After the success of the walnut air filter cabinet SWMBO decided she really liked walnut and asked for a matching end table. Top. I hate sharp corners. I tend to carom off things and I can’t count how many times I’ve been gouged by sharp corners. The top is 24” sq and made from a glueup of four 7/8” x 6” (actual) boards. The edges are routed and corners rounded. Leg Pairs. I started with six, 1×6 x 2’ S2S boards. Cleaned one edge and ripped...

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Small Projects #43: Kitchen drawer & front replacement

04-11-2021 11:30 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Fall 2019 I replaced the old, black slab, kitchen doors with nicer farmhouse doors with bead board inserts. Before. Then Jan 2020 had a MI and then C19 hit and the drawers got put on hold. SWMBO wanted “farmhouse”. Just now (Apr 2021) trying to update the drawers. They’re black slabs with cheap white plastic pulls and the fronts are inseparably attached to the cheap 1/2” plastic coated MDF boxes. Old “bottom dollar” non-wood, stapled draw...

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Just starting out...

01-04-2021 06:56 PM by Shout19 | 4 comments »

I’ve been reviewing all of the great work that everyone has posted on Lumberjocks, and I’m impressed! I have been dabbling for many years, and have recently begun building out a formal workshop. I have LOTS to learn, and look forward to sharing some of my projects here. As a “learning project”, I decided to use a bunch of scrap lumber to build a mobile work table for the workshop. It has three drawers (built from scratch), six cabinet doors (those I already had),...

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Finally, a Workbench Drawer

10-26-2020 07:12 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

When I built my joinery workbench about 2-1/2 years ago, I had always planned to add a workbench drawer. but I could never quite get around to doing. In fact, I built a whole other Moravian workbench and added a drawer to that before I finally got to the drawer on my joinery workbench. I am between projects at the moment and I finally committed to making the drawer. I am not sure if most woodworkers would like to have a workbench drawer, but I think it’s great if you use hand tool...

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Moravian Workbench #12: Tool Storage

06-20-2020 01:26 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

Although this Moravian workbench is meant to be portable so it can go to a job site, it also can serve as a dedicated workbench in your shop. It is incredibly sturdy and the splayed out legs really resist racking. I plan to use mine as a dedicated shop workbench, although, I may take it to a job site if I am helping friends and family with a special carpentry project. So I made the drawer and shelf so as to be removable to maintain the portability. I am partial to keeping a set of tools...

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Easy Drawer Rebuild to Fix Ikea Style Drawer

05-30-2020 06:56 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

A customer brought me a broken drawer. It was made of particle board – not good for repairing. I made this video to show how to rebuild a drawer as simply as possible while still using reliable construction methods. The purpose of showing this is to encourage people to repair their broken furniture instead of throwing it I the landfill. I hope this is useful for a few people and may also help you learn how to build drawers for new furniture. Video link—> https://youtu.be/nn...

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Drop Leaf Table #9: Nails and a Knob

01-07-2020 07:31 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

A few items to finish up. The drawer needs glides to ride on and keep it centered. The original that I based this on had slips of wood that were nailed together in place. So I did the same thing. It was kind of a simple pleasure to use nails for furniture assembly. Screws seem to be the go to option these days. I used Tremont cut fine finish nails and nailed them with the grain to minimize splitting potential. I also used glue. Careful not to nail through the sides! I glued a couple ...

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Drop Leaf Table #8: Winterthur, Hinges and a Quick Drawer

01-06-2020 06:03 PM by Tom | 3 comments »

Really starting to wrap up the work on this drop leaf table. Over the holidays, I visited Winterthur for the Yuletide mansion tour. It is really interesting to see all the furniture on display. Meanwhile, they have a nice gallery display of the Dominy workshop and some furniture pieces on display that were made at the shop. One of the items was a “Breakfast Table” aka Pembroke table. Somehow, I missed a picture of the actual table which was similar to mine, but a bit more ref...

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