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Blog entry by Bertha posted 1242 days ago 957 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m building a Shaker-style nightstand for my fiance’.
Going to be handtool heavy for the plane lovers. Time’s scarce; going to be a long project.
I’ll dump some photos & elaborate later.

Raw cherry ripped and ready:

Planing the leg glue-ups:

Planing the legs paired (Stanley Fore & Jointer):
I’

Pile’s getting deep!

Legs square:

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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therookie

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#1 posted 1242 days ago

you are doing really good, I am going to be making a chair with nothing but hand tools in the near future.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1242 days ago

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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MOJOE

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#3 posted 1242 days ago

I like the looks of all those shavings!!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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againstthegrain

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#4 posted 1242 days ago

Planes <sigh> My favorite. Looking good. Going to be watching this one.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1242 days ago

looking forward to follow this :-)
good luck
Dennis

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mafe

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#6 posted 1242 days ago

Looking good, love to see those shaves on the floor.
And since I love shaker furniture, it will be interesting to see what you come up with.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1240 days ago

Setting up to crosscut the tabletop on my new radial arm saw. I’m hoping to get the top glued-up, squared, & planed this week. The request was for a small, simple nightstand with a single drawer. I’ll see how much handtooling I can get away with before I start getting in trouble over the delivery time!

For those of you noticing the edge burn, I tried to get a couple last cuts out of a dying blade. I’ve got a fresh one ready to mount & I figured I was going to edge joint with planes anyway.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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tdv

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#8 posted 1239 days ago

I can smell those fresh shavings from here,lol loads of work but definitely 10 on the satisfaction scale. I’d like to follow this keep up the postings
Best regards
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1238 days ago

I’ve got the top jointed, glued-up & squared 21×19”. Next stop is flattening the top & preparing the aprons. I’ll post the massive pile of shavings! I’m still teasing out the joinery, as I’m doing it by hand. I’ll probably dovetail in the top rail & do a French bottom. We’ll see!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1237 days ago

Got the top jointed and glued-up (I’m not rich enough for Bessey’s, as you can tell):

Cut everything to final size (Sprung for a new TS blade for this operation)
You can see my unused Triton (courtesy of a LJ sales notification) in the background:

Starting to flatten the top (Shown Stanley #5 with Hock):

I took the top & legs inside to assess the dimensions relative to the bed (Steak looks on)
Underside with knot visible:

To my horror, after returning the top to my cold shop, the top cupped horrendously. Since I don’t have a 20” planer, you’ll all have to wish me luck handplaning this top flat. If I end up with a veneer by the end of it, I’ll donate it to someone looking for boring unmatched cherry veneer!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1237 days ago

thankĀ“s for the update Bertha
but I think you shuold make as a blog serie :-)

take care
Dennis

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Bertha

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#12 posted 1237 days ago

Hey Dennis, how exactly do I do that? What I mean to say I guess is what is the BEST method? I’ll try to start one. wish me luck.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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