Well you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men…... Plan your work, work your plan. I was admiring the progress on the desk and thinking about starting on the lid when I noticed the error. It appears that the side didn’t project above the writing surface the way it was supposed to. This is necessary for the whole lid hinging thing.
I screwed up! AGHHHHH!!! What to do? Trash it? Take an axe to it? But, then again, maybe if I can think clearly there must be an obvious solution. Relaying out the drawer dividers wasn’t an option due to them being dovetailed into the sides. I realized I could correct the situation by cutting 1” off the entire front of the chest. So out came the circular saw (Skill), planes, rip saw and a partridge in a pear tree. After 4 hours of sawing, planing and sanding I was back to where I left off.
I did have to reinforce the spreaders since I cut 1” off of them they got kinda flimsy. Now to reinstall the feet and get started on the drawers.
-- Don, Pittsburgh