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Project by loupitou06 posted 05-08-2022 12:02 AM 739 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

I finished this chest of drawers for my wife, just in time for mother’s day :)

I have always been impressed and intrigued by the bombe-style chest but honestly didn’t like the shape that much but admired the construction technique. So I wanted to try some of the techniques on something a bit different.

The drawer front and the separation below it are from the same board, I milled the stock, separated the drawer fronts from the runners then grouped 4 drawer fronts + runners and ran the CNC machine on this group. Repeated with the second group. I had one glitch on the 2nd group I had to patch (router went bananas and decided to route a groove on drawer #4.

I then cut the dovetails into the runners and I could assemble the carcass. I then built the drawer sides and back, cut the sliding dovetail on the drawer fronts – then and only then could I cut the arc on the back of the drawer fronts – definitely need to pay attention to the order of operations.

I drew the waves on Fusion360, and used the CNC router to carve the fronts – since the drawers have no pulls, I had to sand painfully from 120 to 1000 not skipping any grids).

The carcass is waterfall mitered for grain continuity.

The main wood is cherry, secondary if white oak and plywood for the back and drawers bottom. The finish is 2 coats of de-waxed shellac followed by 3 coats of satin water based poly followed by a coat of wax for good measure.

I’m very pleased with the result, and will definitely pursue more carving in my next projects.

Thanks for watching

Pierre

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#1 posted 05-08-2022 12:07 AM

Wow, that is share, the curves stand out and a great finish. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#2 posted 05-08-2022 12:53 AM

Amazing work. I love the waves.

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#3 posted 05-08-2022 02:21 AM

Wow- beautiful job.

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#4 posted 05-08-2022 02:22 AM

Beautiful!!!

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#5 posted 05-08-2022 02:51 AM

Looks great did a super job.

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#6 posted 05-08-2022 03:46 AM

That is flat out fantastic.

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#7 posted 05-08-2022 02:22 PM

That is a handsome chest of drawers! Very nice job.

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#8 posted 05-08-2022 09:13 PM

That looks awesome! Question though, with the drawers being inset and not overlay, how do you open the drawers? Is there some sort of push release that you have used?

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#9 posted 05-08-2022 09:38 PM

wow i missed this before.that wave look is beautiful. ive got the same question as dale,no knobs ?

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#10 posted 05-08-2022 09:47 PM

WOW

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#11 posted 05-08-2022 10:59 PM

That is correct, the drawer slides have a push/click mechanism that release the drawer a few inches. I couldn’t find a way to add drawer pulls and maintain the flow of the carving.
The challenge is to keep about a quarter of an inch to allow the drawers to travel back.

Lastly since you have to put your hand on the drawers to open them I was compelled to sand to 1000 grit to get a baby smooth touch.


That looks awesome! Question though, with the drawers being inset and not overlay, how do you open the drawers? Is there some sort of push release that you have used?

- DMiller


-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#12 posted 05-08-2022 11:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. As usual I’ll be happy to share the cad and cam to anyone interested

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#13 posted 05-09-2022 12:25 AM



That is correct, the drawer slides have a push/click mechanism that release the drawer a few inches. I couldn t find a way to add drawer pulls and maintain the flow of the carving.
The challenge is to keep about a quarter of an inch to allow the drawers to travel back.

Lastly since you have to put your hand on the drawers to open them I was compelled to sand to 1000 grit to get a baby smooth touch.

That looks awesome! Question though, with the drawers being inset and not overlay, how do you open the drawers? Is there some sort of push release that you have used?

- DMiller

- loupitou06


That makes sense, I completely understand the challenge with the 1/4”!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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