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Craftsman - Stickley Projects #10: Drawer cases assembled/glued

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Blog entry by Paul posted 07-28-2007 05:04 PM 1239 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Had just an hour Part 10 of Craftsman - Stickley Projects series Part 11: Back to the Chests after 2 Month Diversion »

I thought I would pop in to let you know I’m still slowly plugging away. I’ve only had eight hours in the shop this month (July). Today (first free Saturday), I may be able to nearly double that total for the month.

It’s killing me that I can’t participate in the summer challenge but July was a bad month for me and I agreed to build these chests about a year ago! So, it was about time I put them at the top of my list.

Send an extra positive prayer/thought my way. I’m attempting a tighter tolerance on the drawers fit in the chest case than I ever have before. Hopefully my pencil has been sharp and my corners square!

Here’s where I am. I have the drawer cases assembled. Lots of sanding (drawers and chest case), as well as cutting and fitting the drawer bottoms is the order of the day.

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-- Paul, Texas



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#1 posted 07-28-2007 07:07 PM

Looks like great work with the time you have available to you! I’m gonna have to go back and check out your series! Have fun today!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 07-29-2007 12:17 AM

Looking good.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#3 posted 07-29-2007 03:16 AM

As anticipated, lots of sanding on the drawer cases and the chests today. Sheet goods cut and bottoms installed in the drawers. (5 hours) Nothing to really take a picture of that you haven’t seen before.

Next step – fine tuning the drawers to the openings and deciding on what type of bottom center guide/slide to use on the drawers.

-- Paul, Texas

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#4 posted 07-29-2007 09:12 AM

How wide are the big drawers? I noticed that the drawer dividers don’t have center members. What are your ideas for the center guide/slide at this point?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 07-30-2007 05:01 AM

The drawers are about 28” wide.

I’ve looked at several options in the catalogs for center slides/guides and it looked like I could mount them front and back without a center member built into the drawer dividers (so I’m hoping that’s not necessary). I could make my own wooden center slides, but I was leaning toward purchasing some manufactured wooden slides that can be cut to length and are 3/4” tall (which is the recess I’ve left under the drawer bottoms). I know I need to very precise in mounting the center slide but I was also considering some nylon “slide” tape that I see in the catalogs for where the bottom edges of the drawer sides will rest on the dividers and perhaps on the side guides as well.

-- Paul, Texas

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#6 posted 07-30-2007 08:53 AM

Do you have link to the wooden center slides? Sounds like a good solution – I can visualize what you’re talking about, but just don’t have a perfectly clear picture. Are these what you were referring to when you said, ”it looked like I could mount them front and back without a center member built into the drawer dividers”? Would you just glue the center guide piece (that rides in the channel mounted in the center) onto the bottom of the drawer? I hope I’m making sense!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 07-30-2007 03:19 PM

Yes, you’re making sense.

Here’s what I was looking at http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=198

Yes, a bit of glue to the drawer bottom but also I would also try to attach to the drawer face and back as well in some way.

-- Paul, Texas

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