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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 02-28-2018 12:04 AM 1661 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mystery Solved –
 
After cutting and fitting the last of the horizontal dividers, I glued everything together and gave this cabinet a few coats of whitewash to match the walls.
 
               
 
I cut the first row of Ambrosia maple drawer fronts …
 

 
… the rest will be cut sequentially from these two boards. I just love the curl. I’ll end this blog here, and post the finished cabinet as a project once I complete the twenty little drawers. Click here for the finished cabinet.
 

 
Thanks for all the comments along the way … they were very much appreciated.
 

 
 
Thanks for looking … all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below:
Mystery Cabinet #1 - The Problem
Mystery Cabinet #2 - Considerations and Design
Mystery Cabinet #3 – And So It Begins
Mystery Cabinet #4 - I Love Dovetails
Mystery Cabinet #5 - Filling In the Shell
Mystery Cabinet #6 – Dividers
Mystery Cabinet #7 – Mystery Solved

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.



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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-28-2018 12:28 AM

Looks GREAT Ron. You are a true craftsman. I would have wiped out way to may electrons making that cabinet.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 02-28-2018 12:37 AM



Looks GREAT Ron. You are a true craftsman. I would have wiped out way to may electrons making that cabinet.

- Kelster58

Thanks, Kelly … you are too kind!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 01:08 AM

Looking pretty sharp, Ron. Nice to have a project that just sails right along.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 02:05 AM

Very nice, great addition to the shop.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dan Wolfgang

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 02:51 AM

How ‘bout one more blog? I’d love to see how you do a drawer assembly!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 02-28-2018 03:55 AM



How bout one more blog? I d love to see how you do a drawer assembly!

- Dan Wolfgang

Half blinds for the drawer fronts, please! It’ll be FUN! ;-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 02-28-2018 09:10 AM

Looks good, again! Do the horizontal drawer supports (not sure of the technical name!) extend the full depth of the drawer opening or will a snug fitting drawer keep everything in place?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 02-28-2018 11:31 AM


Looking pretty sharp, Ron. Nice to have a project that just sails right along.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. Six days of work to this point. The drawers will take a bit longer, I’m afraid. LOL!


Very nice, great addition to the shop.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. I think now I’ll be able to fine my hardware when needed!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 02-28-2018 11:38 AM


How ‘bout one more blog? I d love to see how you do a drawer assembly!

- Dan Wolfgang


Dan, I will be doing the drawers exactly the same as I did for Lynnsay’s Prie Dieu:

Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #13: It Is Finished.

I also did a write-up on 18th century drawer construction in:

Hepplewhite Stand #9: The Drawer.


Half blinds for the drawer fronts, please! It’ll be FUN! ;-)

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


Smitty, is there any other way? LOL! See above.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ron Aylor

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#10 posted 02-28-2018 12:01 PM


Looks good, again! Do the horizontal drawer supports (not sure of the technical name!) extend the full depth of the drawer opening or will a snug fitting drawer keep everything in place?
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thanks, Jim. The depth at the bottom of the cabinet is 6-1/2”. The vertical dividers are 4-9/16” ... not by design, but because they were cut from a 1×10. The horizontal dividers are 1×6s … therefore are shy of the back by 1” ... I did this to make room for the 3/4” thick cleat behind the middle bank of drawers. But yes, a snug fitting drawer will keep everything in place!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 02-28-2018 08:37 PM

Killer drawer fronts … if I say so myself!
 

 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 03-01-2018 01:12 AM

Definitely some pretty drawer fronts, Ron!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Dan Wolfgang

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#13 posted 03-01-2018 01:54 AM

Thanks for the links, Ron, and those drawer fronts look fantastic. The pattern is really great!

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 03-01-2018 11:16 AM


Definitely some pretty drawer fronts, Ron!

- Dave Polaschek


Thanks, Dave.

Thanks for the links, Ron, and those drawer fronts look fantastic. The pattern is really great!

- Dan Wolfgang


Thanks, Dan. My Pleasure.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ron Aylor

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#15 posted 03-02-2018 09:57 PM

An afternoon of re-sawing, planing, and chopping …
 

 
... led to a lot of little boards … whew!
 
               
 
Half-blind dovetails next!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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