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Workbench Build #17: Storage - Pt. 2

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 08-12-2012 11:15 PM 1634 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Progress is always slower than anticipated!

If you read the previous post – the drawer boxes are made from Bamboo plywood, but I hadn’t decided what material to use for the drawer fronts. The bench is Maple and Jatoba, so considered this. Considered about 10 other (seemingly great) alternatives also. But settled on sticking with Bamboo ply fronts with Jatoba borders….

The next thing was deciding on the pulls – really wanted to avoid store bought pulls.

Here is a nearly completed drawer front:

Thin strips of Jatoba ripped using the Incra TS fence:

No clamps – just tape:

Picked up this tape dispenser for a few bucks…...nice for this kind of work…. :)

Drawer fronts were cut from panels for grain match:

Drawer pulls were shaped from a bunch of thin strips stuck together with 2 side tape:

Then drilled the finger hole on the drill press with a backer board taped in place:

Parts are all cut – just need to assemble:

More to come…....thanks for looking….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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#1 posted 08-12-2012 11:54 PM

Interesting, looking forward to the finished product.

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 12:08 AM

Nice Jeff. I do like the pulls. They are different and I don’t recall seeing anything like them before. The color contrast between the grass and cherry should come out nicely. Better you than me with the Jatoba. That stuff doesn’t play nice with my hand tools.
Looking good!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 12:19 AM

I agree with Dave… those pulls are, as the kids say, “the bee’s knees”.

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 12:21 AM

Shane, Dave and Stumpy – appreciate the comments….

I tried 4 or 5 different concepts for the pulls….some of them ended up dangerously bad…...you know what I mean….

I’ve have better photos next time…...Thanks….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 02:40 AM

Do you have a sore thumb;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 02:46 AM

No sore thumb – just some wood shrapnel and such….I used scraps to test…..you know….using the drill press like a router…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#7 posted 08-13-2012 07:22 PM

Had to take a second look at this one Jeff. Either my eyes didn’t have enough coffee in them this morning or that first drawer front is a little twisted. Those are some nice drawer pulls. If they don’t work out, You’ll have an ample supply of stir sticks. It looks like I better get busy now or you’re gonna post your bench before mine…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 11:22 PM

Hey Marty – Race? Your coffee table vs. my bench? (Someone said you were actually building a coffee table??). OK.

Actually the bench has already been posted – but the cabinets are fair game….:)

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 08-13-2012 11:31 PM

Jeff,
Looks to be an outstanding and eye appealing cabinet. Absatively, posalutely love the drawer pulls & the contrast!!! Eagerly awaiting posting of the finished project. Keep up the good work.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#10 posted 08-14-2012 12:27 AM

Thanks Randy – I guess there is a race on…...you can build a bench or coffee table….you pick…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#11 posted 08-14-2012 12:29 AM

What about a “Coffee Bench”???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 08-14-2012 12:38 AM

Any project with the word “coffee” in it counts…..but the coffee bench is definitely in!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#13 posted 08-14-2012 02:04 AM

Jeff, You ain’t right…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 08-14-2012 02:08 AM

Perfect Marty – so there IS a bench? Game on!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 08-14-2012 02:15 AM

I cleaned it off this evening so MAYBE I can get back to work on it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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