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#1 posted 09-04-2016 09:36 PM

Like or not, making the drawers “right away” is a huge mistake, so this is the qualifier behind “No”. You will get one or more of the following which will result in poorly fitting drawers: shrinkage, cupping, bowing.

The only way do it I know of is mill it down incrementally and evenly each side no more than 1/8” per session. You have to have patience and allow the wood to acclimate. Plan on 2-3 millings,

Sticker and leave it be for a week between each session. Where you store it is also important. Don’t put a fan on it and don’t leave it out if the humidity is subject to rapid changes.

Rejoint at a light setting each time before planing. Take MC see what you’ve got.

Once you have the material where you want it, keep in plastic bags until ready for use (Thank you Charles Neil for this great tip!!)

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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