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Tool Cabinet Build #22: Drawers Part 2.. Mostly done.

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 06-15-2015 02:12 AM 1152 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Starting on the drawers.. Part 22 of Tool Cabinet Build series Part 23: Making Trim for the Drawers... »

This weekend was fairly productive. Saturday morning I set out to get the rest of the drawers dovetailed and bottoms cut. It was a good plan but Murphy had other plans for me that day. I was able to get most of the sides cut and grooved when I ran out of 1/2” poplar with one side left to cut and 3 backs needed. Luckily I have plenty of 3/4” poplar cut offs laying around that all was needed was to thickness one of them and cut the rest of what I needed.

That went well until I cut all the backs the wrong sizes (cut them all the same size when only 2 of the 5 are the same size… )

So it was off to find another cut off and thickness it again and cut the rest of the backs. This took up a little more than half the day so only one drawer was finished that day..

Today went much better. With everything already cut to size it was just a matter of cutting some dovetails.

As things went on a rhythm was found and I now have 5 nearly complete drawers.

These now need to be glued and get some maple trim made for the outside edges. I also need to fashion some pulls for them.

Stay tuned for more. Thanks for reading!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"



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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 02:14 AM

Sure is looking nice. Your dovetails look really clean. I like your tape drawer pulls.

-- Allen, Colorado

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terryR

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 01:09 PM

Looks great Eric!
You’re getting good at DT’s!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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AnthonyReed

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 02:09 PM

Sounds like a frustrating day at the start. Nice recovery; it is looking fantastic AF.

What is the purpose of the swale on the left of the shelf for? (sorry if you have mentioned previously and I have forgotten)

-- ~Tony

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duckmilk

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 05:06 PM

Tony, I think he needed a little more room for his #8 to fit.

I didn’t understand what the maple trim was going to be for. I think everything looks great as it is Eric.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Airframer

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 06:22 PM

Yep, the cut out is so my #8 would fit.. slight measurement error early on in the build.

Duck.. the trim is to bring the drawer fronts flush up to the case while allowing me to inset the drawer pulls keeping them from protruding and interfering with the doors etc. It should become clear soon.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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duckmilk

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 11:09 PM

Got it.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 11:20 PM

I agree with tony. Nice recovery!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Roger

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 04:08 PM

That is gonna be a beauty of a cabinet

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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