I “completed” the carcases and installation of the drawer dividers on the “twins.”
Things were going so well, I guess I was feeling frisky and got ahead of myself. I installed the dividers before attaching the side drawer guides on the twin. But hey, I’m a pockethole “expert” now! So, I’ll just drill some pocketholes and attach the side drawer guides without taking the dividers back out. On number eight of 10 side drawer guides, the driver bit slips and I put a neat little hole through the 1/4” side panel! After a few non-profane exclamations, I compose myself and install the last of the side drawer guides before turning the case off it’s side to survey what it looks like on the outside. Well, it’s a neat little hole on the inside. But, it’s an ugly splintered mess on the outside . . . in a futile hopeless effort, I push some glue in the hole and try to push it back together . . . yeah, right . . . so I took the advise of an article I read recently. I put a few things away. Took a few pictures for the blog and called it a day. No use in making it worse by trying to fix it while I’m upset.
Well, at least a couple or three drawer dividers will be coming back out after all. I'm going to have to remove the back half of the panel dadoes in the stiles, punch the damaged panel out and try to spring a new replacement panel into place. Of course the grain pattern won't be a continuation up the side anymore. Planing, sizing and dovetailing the drawer parts into drawers will have to wait.
-- Paul, Texas