Machinist Chest #2: Case Assembly and Drawer Installation

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 1538 days ago 2436 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Worked on this new project over the weekend and have to say this is alot tougher than I thought it was going to be. Tolerances are very tight. Some cuts for the drawers have to be within 1/32th or the gaps between the drawers are crooked. Thank heaven for micro adjust on the Incra router fence. Alot of do-overs on the drawers which was frustrating as I tried to cut all the drawer fronts from one piece to get a good grain match, which means if you screw up one drawer you have to redo all 7 drawers if you want them all to match. I’m going to school on this one, maybe the next one will be mistake free…...yeah right.

Machine chest 1
Bare case assembly

Drawers after glue up


Drawer Joinery
Drawers Inset tough getting them aligned evenly
Case front, all ready for sandingPhotobucket

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#1 posted 1538 days ago

Lookin’ good!

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#2 posted 1538 days ago

Great progress looks super

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#3 posted 1538 days ago

DocK, this is coming along nicely. This is going to be a nice addition to your shop.

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#4 posted 1537 days ago

nice work

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#5 posted 1537 days ago

ainĀ“t bad


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#6 posted 1530 days ago


Coming along just fine. Is that white oak? Looks to be quarter sawn . I just love the smell of fresh cut oak.

There is a guy selling a hardware kit for that woodsmith plan. I dug up that link for ya.


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