Craftsman - Stickley Projects #7: Drawer Construction Prep

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Blog entry by Paul posted 07-01-2007 01:31 AM 1322 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Repair Complete Part 7 of Craftsman - Stickley Projects series Part 8: Drawer Dovetails »

Lots of other things going on, raining a lot in Texas (anybody have plans for an Ark? Oh yeah, I have a description in the Bible!) – so I stacked up the garage to get a car in more often & was gone for ten days of vacation, so haven’t accomplished much over the past three weeks.

I did “unstack” and get back into the shop some today after cutting the grass (just before it started raining again). I spent 3 1/2 hours planing poplar drawer sides and backs to 1/2” stock and sizing all the drawer fronts to their openings.

Everything is set to review the dovertail jig instructions again and get after building drawers.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 07-01-2007 01:33 AM

Sounds like you have a plan. Snap some photos along the way and try to keep dry.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-01-2007 02:03 AM

I hope you didn’t plane 1” wood to 1/2” You should resaw them and get two sides.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 07-01-2007 02:07 AM

Nope – 3/4” to 1/2”

If I had a better bandsaw, a resaw blade, and a resaw jig/fence, I probably would have tried to conserve wood – even with 3/4”

-- Paul, Texas

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#4 posted 07-03-2007 10:17 PM

oh so THAT is where all the rain is!!
It’s getting pretty dry here.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 07-03-2007 11:55 PM

I hope the rain lets up for you and everyone else in Texas. I look forward to seeing your progression.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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