Today was a day of first for me. I have never made a drawer and I have never cut half blind dovetails before today. All in all it was a good day. So good in fact that I had to make myself walk away from the shop while things were going good before I got to excited and f’d something away lol.
The day started with dimensioning all the drawer fronts. Earlier in the build I had traced the openings onto some paper backed foam from the .99 store and numbered each drawer to help simplify the process. That seemed to do the trick.
After cutting them slightly over sized I planed them down to the template and fitted them into the drawer slots.
Then I got to work on the drawer boxes and successfully cut my first half blind dovetails. Honestly.. not sure why i was hesitant to try this before.. not much harder then full dovetails.
Then before I knew it I had a complete drawer!
I built them so they can be inset and the plan is to trim around the drawer front with maple. Which leads me to ask where everyone is getting their ring drawer pulls from. I am having a heck of a time finding them in the right size.
Well.. now that one is done I can go into production mode and knock the rest of these out fairly quick.
Stay tuned for more.
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"