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Belg1960

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05-04-2021 04:22 PM

Guys I have been working on this project just to challenge myself. I’ve had a few hiccups but nothing that is not recoverable from. Does anything look incorrect to this point.

This is what I’m trying to build.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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Karson

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#1 posted 05-04-2021 05:31 PM

Looks good. The 3/4” ply might be an overkill, but it looks real sturdy

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 05-04-2021 05:36 PM



Looks good. The 3/4” ply might be an overkill, but it looks real sturdy

- Karson


The only plywood I used was 1/2”, the entire base is made from solid wood.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Woodknack

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#3 posted 05-04-2021 07:23 PM

My wife would kill for one of those despite having no use for it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 05-05-2021 03:24 AM

The base was what I assumed was 3/4 ply. Sorry for the misinterpretation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Belg1960

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#5 posted 05-05-2021 09:49 AM



The base was what I assumed was 3/4 ply. Sorry for the misinterpretation.

- Karson


Karson, My thinking for the extra “girth” is this will be a hardware= heavy octagon top needing the extra support.
My inspiration for taking this on is two builds from our own members.
Carl Wade
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/95246
and Lazyman
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/107967
Thank you for your builds. If I could ask how tight a tolerance did you make all the pie wedge drawers? The fronts will be pretty much spot on but the wedge shape?? Also are your builds spot on enough to allow any drawer to be placed in each slot?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 05-05-2021 12:37 PM

wow – awesome build, Pat !!
could you elaborate on the drawer fronts a little ? and with some closeup photos.
how did you do the graphics ?

-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 05-05-2021 01:52 PM


wow – awesome build, Pat !!
could you elaborate on the drawer fronts a little ? and with some closeup photos.
how did you do the graphics ?

- John Smith

This is a stock photo from the internet I’m using as my inspiration. Not my finished piece. I do have friend making me some templates so I can make my own attempt at doing this.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Lazyman

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#8 posted 05-07-2021 09:05 PM

Looking good so far.

Because of the wedge shape, the drawers will sort of naturally have a tight fit because the drawer sides will make contact with the cabinet once you push it in all the way as long as the angle of of wedges are right and the front is not too wide. If you make the drawer front/drawer too narrow, then the drawer fronts may push in too far. My drawers are all interchangable.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Belg1960

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#9 posted 05-13-2021 04:09 PM

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I’m thinking of the way I want to make my jig so I can glue and pin nail the corners at once.
Did you reccess the bottoms? Dado or grooves

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 05-13-2021 07:23 PM

I wanted to maximize the depth of each drawer so I cut a rabbet into the bottom and glued and pin them so that they are flush to the bottom (not captured in a groove). I was a little worried that the weight of the contents might break it loose but I have not had any problems.

Here is the jig (4th picture from my project posting) that I used to assemble the drawers. Each corner of the drawer has an angled rabbet which helped, to align each corner perfectly. I would apply glue to each corner joint, put the front on the bottom, add the left side (in the picture), then the right and I think I pinned the right front corner first (angled downward towards the front) while pressing the assembly against the left side and against the stop in the back. I think that I pinned the other side and the top (back joint) last. I then dropped in the triangular bottom with glue and pinned it in place. and set it aside to dry.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 06-03-2021 08:43 PM

Here’s my progress to date.

Its coming along slowly but steadily.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Lazyman

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#12 posted 06-03-2021 10:17 PM

Looks pretty dang good from here.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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