Machinist Chest

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Blog series by DocK16 updated 02-01-2010 06:03 AM 2 parts 12021 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Machinist Chest

01-28-2010 05:52 AM by DocK16 | 12 comments »

Woodsmith Magazine has challenged me again with an interesting project. This machinist chest involves numerous types of joinery including 1/8 inch tenons to hold together 3/8 inch boards to make the drawers, box joints and stub tenons and raised panels. I hope to take you along thru the cut list, assembly, and finish. Looks like an interesting project requiring exacting specifications. Here is picture of the iWoodmith Issue showing a pic of the project. All the pieces of milled 1/2 an...

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Part 2: Case Assembly and Drawer Installation

02-01-2010 06:03 AM by DocK16 | 6 comments »

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...

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