Craftsman - Stickley Projects #9: Had just an hour

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Blog entry by Paul posted 07-10-2007 04:49 AM 963 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not much time this week – this will probably be my only blog entry – maaaaybe one other evening this week I will have a bit of time back in the shop? Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m going to get anything ready for the summer challenge :(

Sized all the drawer sides to length

Practiced on scraps with the PC jig (4212) on through dovetails for the drawer sides to back joinery. It’s a little more complicated on through dovetails (more steps, flipping template, switching bits from dovetail to straight – wish I had two routers with 1/2” collets), but it should be okay if I work deliberately again and make sure my pieces are set tight against the guide & turned the correct way.

Practice on Poplar scraps – bit needed to be set a tad deeper – 1/16” to 3/32” – but pretty nice otherwise (click for larger view):

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Set up the jig and made ready to cut tails on the back of first drawer side. But then, shut off the lights to move to the next task for the evening. It will be ready to go the next time I get out there.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 07-10-2007 06:44 AM

Nice and tight Paul. Looks ready to go.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 07-11-2007 01:41 AM

I have the PC 4212 still sitting in the box, you inspire me to break it out and give it a try, Thanks.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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