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Gluing, pocket holes and stanley #45

Today I went ahead and got the boards for the top and sides all cut up. The sides are nice and straight. And we are gluing up the boards. I do them one board at a time. this way I have a better control over the alignment of the boards and I have to do less planing and or sanding later.

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Below is an other picture with the designing of the dresser. I used a FWW magazine to get some inspiration on how the build the "guts" of a dresser. I need to see this coming together still. I am used to making cabinets with face frame, but you loose a lot of space behind the frame.

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It's time to take the Kreg pocket hole jig out of the closet. I really like this jig. I have used this jig throughout my house for all the face frames on the cabinets and for straight board glue ups. Below are the inner members (dividers and guides?) of the dresser.



Sorry, this was not my picture, they used oak not pine. Besides that, my bench does not look as clean.

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After the sides and top are dry, they come out of the clamps and they need to be flattened somewhat. I used the sander for this (no need for a picture here, what do you think?).

Next is the dado's in the sides for the drawer supports. For this I need to refer back to a project posted a while back. I was inspired by Marc Spagnuolo. He posted a jig that would making dado's very easy.
http://thewoodwhisperer.com/exact-width-dado-jig/


After looking at this video, I came up with a little different version of the jig:

'Never Fail' dado jig for the router



It is time to put the cabinet together. This is by far the hardest one I assembled. With all the dado's, I was not sure where to start.

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It came together better than expected. One of the hardest parts was the compound inaccuracy of the dado's. You can not see it on the picture, but the bottom stretcher is slightly bowed because all the verticals a just a little too tall.

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And than you find out you forgot something. I have a bad case of CRS (Can't Remember ********************). I forgot to put the rabbit in the back of the side panels for the 1/4 back. Now what…...
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I don't know what you guys would have done in this case, I thought of making a jig for the router, but that was too much work. I thought of getting a chisel.
But than I remembered having a #45 sitting in a dusty corner. I had that thing for years, never used it. It was more a woodworkers collector thing. I dug it up and sharpened the blade. It took some setting up. Come parts were rusted up a little.

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I was amazed how well old Betsy worked out, once set up it took less than 5 minutes per side to remove the wood.

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Problem solved. On to the next thing.

As I mentioned, no dovetails and no wood-on-wood drawers. So I went to my favorite specialty hardware store, the Home Depot for drawer slides. And spend a life savings on this pile of hardware. (why did we need this many drawers again?)

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For the drawers I like to use Baltic Birch. It is stable, it is straight and best of all, it was given to me by my friend.
One little problem is that the thickness is all over the board, so I need to watch it when cutting the front and back to size. This was going to be an issue anyway, because not all openings are exactly the same.
Did I mention that I have a bad case of CRS…. So I use the cabinet to keep track of all my drawer parts.

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This will be it for a while, because we have a busy schedule the rest of the week.

Take care, Pabull.
Ah, the ability to jump OVER (leave) the high wall of the rebate with the #45 (vs. a #78) makes total sense… That's an awesome pic. Perfect tool for the job, PaBull! Kudos to you for the hybrid woodworking!
 

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Gluing, pocket holes and stanley #45

Today I went ahead and got the boards for the top and sides all cut up. The sides are nice and straight. And we are gluing up the boards. I do them one board at a time. this way I have a better control over the alignment of the boards and I have to do less planing and or sanding later.

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Below is an other picture with the designing of the dresser. I used a FWW magazine to get some inspiration on how the build the "guts" of a dresser. I need to see this coming together still. I am used to making cabinets with face frame, but you loose a lot of space behind the frame.

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It's time to take the Kreg pocket hole jig out of the closet. I really like this jig. I have used this jig throughout my house for all the face frames on the cabinets and for straight board glue ups. Below are the inner members (dividers and guides?) of the dresser.



Sorry, this was not my picture, they used oak not pine. Besides that, my bench does not look as clean.

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After the sides and top are dry, they come out of the clamps and they need to be flattened somewhat. I used the sander for this (no need for a picture here, what do you think?).

Next is the dado's in the sides for the drawer supports. For this I need to refer back to a project posted a while back. I was inspired by Marc Spagnuolo. He posted a jig that would making dado's very easy.
http://thewoodwhisperer.com/exact-width-dado-jig/


After looking at this video, I came up with a little different version of the jig:

'Never Fail' dado jig for the router



It is time to put the cabinet together. This is by far the hardest one I assembled. With all the dado's, I was not sure where to start.

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It came together better than expected. One of the hardest parts was the compound inaccuracy of the dado's. You can not see it on the picture, but the bottom stretcher is slightly bowed because all the verticals a just a little too tall.

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And than you find out you forgot something. I have a bad case of CRS (Can't Remember ********************). I forgot to put the rabbit in the back of the side panels for the 1/4 back. Now what…...
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I don't know what you guys would have done in this case, I thought of making a jig for the router, but that was too much work. I thought of getting a chisel.
But than I remembered having a #45 sitting in a dusty corner. I had that thing for years, never used it. It was more a woodworkers collector thing. I dug it up and sharpened the blade. It took some setting up. Come parts were rusted up a little.

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I was amazed how well old Betsy worked out, once set up it took less than 5 minutes per side to remove the wood.

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Problem solved. On to the next thing.

As I mentioned, no dovetails and no wood-on-wood drawers. So I went to my favorite specialty hardware store, the Home Depot for drawer slides. And spend a life savings on this pile of hardware. (why did we need this many drawers again?)

Wood Packing materials Plastic Plastic wrap Publication


For the drawers I like to use Baltic Birch. It is stable, it is straight and best of all, it was given to me by my friend.
One little problem is that the thickness is all over the board, so I need to watch it when cutting the front and back to size. This was going to be an issue anyway, because not all openings are exactly the same.
Did I mention that I have a bad case of CRS…. So I use the cabinet to keep track of all my drawer parts.

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This will be it for a while, because we have a busy schedule the rest of the week.

Take care, Pabull.
Pa, I'm covetous of your #55, man! Would love one for it's ability, I think, to make moulding-type cuts beyond what I do with beading w/ my #45 (which I use alot)...
 

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Shaker design; secret compartment

I wanted to show off the little progress I made so far…..

The drawers are going together:

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Here you can see how I used a wooden clamp, clamped to the bench to hold the back of the drawer upright in a 90, while i nail the front on. Once you have the front on, the rest comes easy. Lots of guys make a big deal about jigs they come up with, but I never saw the purpose of them. To get the drawer all the way square, we handle this when the bottom comes on.

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Wait…. look closely at these two drawers…. see any difference?

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Here is the back of one of them, there is a false bottom and a secret drawer, opening from the back. I showed it to my wife, and she wanted all drawers done like that. Well it was supposed to be just a little joke. So we just stick with one for now.

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Here is the book I got my inspiration for the design from, "Measured Drawings of Shaker" from Ejner Handberg. He has a whole series of these books. I think I have 4 of his books.

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Here is the cupboard we fell in love with. We took the dresser part. We needed bigger drawers. The drawers of this original dresser were way too small for our closet.

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As yo can see, I put together the sides of the drawers, next will be cutting the bottoms and putting on the drawer slides.
It is coming together pretty well.

Sorry about the photography and its quality, it was all done with my phone (droid).

Thanks to my friend Steve A. for all the pieces of 1/2" plywood I got from him.

Thanks for checking it out, and don't hesitate to say "hi", when you stop by.

Pabull.
Very nice build so far, pabull. Great idea on the secret, too!
 

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Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

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This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

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I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

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I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

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That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
Oh, man, that is nice work!~ Beautiful drawer work, nice lines. Love it!
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

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So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
Very easy on the eyes, Sir. Well done!
 

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