My homework:Cherry nite stands #1: Doin' it backwards !

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Blog entry by theoldfart posted 03-03-2013 10:43 PM 2809 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As a project for my furniture making course I decided to make a couple of nite stands for our bedroom. I have a good supply of air dried cherry for the carcass and some spalted maple for the drawer fronts. I drew up the plans myself and am ready to dive in.

Since I’ve been skiing a lot lately, I needed to get myself in the right frame of mind so I.m doing the fun part first. I posted some pictures of possible veneer layouts for the drawer in the design forum and this was the overall winner:

I’ve begun to trim the pieces square and tight using some jigs made a few years ago:
This fixture works well for edge trimming thin stock

For flattening thin stock:

And squaring using a shooting board;

I’ll post a scan of the drawing in the next part if I can make it clear enough
Thanks for looking, kevin

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 02:53 AM

Wow! I didn’t realize that you are a hand tool guy. Now I am really impressed. There is no way I would tackle a project like this with only hand tools. My hat is off to you.

-- Art

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 12:49 PM

looks interesting. That maple should look great with a cherry frame!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 02:28 AM

Looks like a dragonfly.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 11:56 AM

I’ll be watching, Kevin. Love the maple!

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 02:45 PM

Uh, Ron, you picked up on my deep dark past. The stand has been done since last year and I still havn’t done the drawer. Guess I should get back on it :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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