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Misc. Shop Stuff #66: Nail (Screw) Cabinet - Final Assembly

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 02-13-2018 05:55 AM 4300 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 65: Nail (Screw) Cabinet - Hardware & Glue-up Part 66 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 67: Tumbler for Small Stuff »

Okay. In the last installment I noted that a glued up drawer front / sides piece went kinda ‘parallelogram’ on me overnight. To affect a repair, I brushed water in each of the front corner joints and set it on the shop heater to warm it up thoroughly. Clamped it square and hoped for the best.

I just like this ‘in process’ picture.

And clamped drawer backs into place after gluing.

Marked, drilled, cut and nailed bottoms.

Removed excess from backs.

While the glue set, I hit the crate with some Howard’s orange oil and beeswax to bring out some of the rich tone of the old pine box while giving it a bit of protection. Not much of a protective finish, I know, but I like it and it’s in the Shop Style Guide. Anyway, when that was done, the slanted drawer came out of the clamps and was surprisingly much closer to square. Very pleased to see that!

So with all drawers put together, all eight drawers were put back into the divided crate kinda like a puzzle gets worked on… Grain has to line up, and not all drawers are exactly the same (shocker!). With that, assembly was done!

With some final fitting remaining tomorrow evening, we have a bench at rest tonight. Almost there!

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



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TheFridge

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#1 posted 02-13-2018 06:15 AM

You old workhorse you :) your makin is look bad

I like how the excess from the back was removed by immaculate sawing. All of a sudden it was cut just right wit the scrap laying there. I need to learn that trick :)

Looking good. Send it my way when you get a chance.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 02-13-2018 10:47 AM

That’s a fine-looking cabinet, Smitty. Glad you got the drawer straightened out.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 02-13-2018 01:19 PM

I didn’t explain, and it may not be obvious, that the back pieces are cutoffs from the sides. So there’s a dado in each, when turned upside down. With a couple scoring cuts with the drywall knife, the excess snapped off and I could block plane the top until flat and smooth.

Thanks Dave! I guess it’d qualify as a box, right?
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No, I’m not swapping it. ;-)

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

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#4 posted 02-13-2018 01:45 PM

St. Roy look out, there’s a new sherif in town :-)

Outstanding buddy. What kind of glue did you use that softened with moisture like that?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 02-13-2018 01:54 PM

Thanks!

Titebond II.

All I can think is the shop was on the cold side and maybe kept things from being 100% set? Of course, maybe it went back to skew overnight and the drawer may not come out today. lol. Whatever the factors, just happy it worked.

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

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#6 posted 02-13-2018 04:53 PM

Clever method, I hope the skew fix is permanent.

This group of shots of the drawers really shows how substantial they are, that’s the goods right there.

-- ~Tony

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visualj

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#7 posted 02-13-2018 05:17 PM

Looks good Smitty.

“not all drawers are exactly the same”
I have a screw bin like this from my dad, each drawer is numbered…
I made a couple of bins, each drawer is numbered…

Funny how that happens.

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#8 posted 02-13-2018 05:39 PM

Thanks Tony!~

Visual, your point is well taken. I’ll have paper inserts for each drawer that’ll get a nail or screw on a dab of hot glue to tell me what’s inside. Now each card will get a little number written in the corner, too!

Still deciding wether to make a couple (very small) sliding bins inside a drawer or two.

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

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#9 posted 02-13-2018 05:46 PM

That is one sweet cabinet, and a wonderful blog series. Kudos!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 02-13-2018 05:51 PM

Thanks Ron, it’s taken too long to get this far but that’s one of the perks of a dedicated shop space: things stay put and wait for me to get caught up / motivated / back in the swing of things! :-)

EDIT: The more I look at that last pic, the more I’m second guessing hardware placement. Shoulda centered them and showed off more of the grain in the drawer fronts. Oh well…

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

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#11 posted 02-13-2018 06:43 PM

I think the grain looks great anyway Smitty. Nice job!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#12 posted 02-13-2018 07:29 PM

EDIT: The more I look at that last pic, the more I’m second guessing hardware placement. Shoulda centered them and showed off more of the grain in the drawer fronts. Oh well…

Need some more spalted stock? :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#13 posted 02-13-2018 07:40 PM

What, and do another one of these? No. Friggin’. Way.

:-)

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

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#14 posted 02-14-2018 02:06 AM

Thanks Dave! I guess it’d qualify as a box, right?

I’d sure say it does, Smitty. Wanna join in the swap? The more the merrier, and I’m pretty sure you could come up with something.

One of the things I’ve found this winter is that Titebond III will set with my shop about 40. Titebond II wants to be about 45-50 to set up, or it needs an extra day if the temp is around 40.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#15 posted 02-14-2018 04:38 AM

Done.

Project post forthcoming, thanks for checking out the progress blog!

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

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