Entertainment Center #3: Drawers and Doors

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 12-31-2008 04:42 AM 1952 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Progress is slow but I just have to keep telling myself how big this project is. My original plan was to finish this in time to put the new TV in it for the Super Bowl (GO STEELERS) but I doubt seriously if that is going to happen. Rushing things usually results in do overs. I spent this past weekend milling maple down to 5/8” for the 4 drawers. They also had to be edge glued since they are 8 inches deep. The plans call for the same joinery used on the case work (tongue and dado) but I decided a little practice with the Leigh jig was in order since I have only used it a few times since I picked it up last summer.
And the glue up.
And the final product.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Dan Pleska

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 05:12 AM

Nice work on the drawers DocK. Doesn’t look like you needed all that much practice on the Leigh jig.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 05:24 AM

Looking better all the time, Doc!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 05:25 AM

Just like riding a bike!!!! It comes right back to you. Nice job on the drawers,

This is coming along well, but you can’t rush good craftsmanship.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 05:51 AM

Your making great progress DocK. It is really looking nice. You should have plenty of time to finish prior to watching the Steelers play in the Superbowl. The wood should have a nice patina by then…just kidding! At least your not trying to get it done in time for the Cubs to play in the World Series. It would be an antique by then.

I look forward to watching your progress.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 05:06 PM

Nice progress, I’m enjoying watching this go together.

-- Robin, California

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 11:04 PM

I would love to master my dovetail jig, so I can make dovetail drawers.

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