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Roubo Cabinet #13: Drawers Sides, The Big Drawer

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 06-23-2011 11:31 PM 3179 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Drawer Faces Part 13 of Roubo Cabinet series Part 14: Gang of Four Drawers - Sides »

An update only because getting the drawers built is taking so long and is fixin’ to take awhile longer because shop time is giving way to quality family time.

For The Big Drawer, I’ve worked side dovetails by marking for thickness and depth…

Then worked the half-blind pins …

And stuck it in place, without a bottom, just because I was ready to see progress!

Five drawers to document in a future post, and I’m trying some different assembly methods based on an episode of The Woodwright’s Shop I saw recently. Until I can get all the details completed, captured and blogged, keep the sawdust flying!

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



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#1 posted 06-24-2011 12:49 AM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 04:05 AM

Very nice

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 04:15 AM

Thanks to both of you for reading, and for the encouragement. Most appreciated!

The post isn’t to the level of detail that I’ve done thusfar, but it’ll be a couple weeks yet before this project wraps up and I can finish the series. Thanks to all for reading. I have come to the realization that I don’t much like making drawers, though… I have built one before this project, and with these five it’s clear that it’s not my favorite part of a build. Funny thing is, I’m not sure why that is…

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

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 10:14 PM

Nice work Smitty. I may be as anxious as you to see the finished product. How are your Stanley 750’s holding up?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 10:31 PM

I’m pretty much ready for completion… 750s are doing great. Still on initial honing and edges still sharp. Love ‘em.

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

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 05:45 PM

I thought the big one was a cabinet. Dude that is cool

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#7 posted 07-18-2011 04:17 AM

Are you going to use any type of drawer slides?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#8 posted 07-18-2011 04:24 AM

nice!

and yeah – sometimes we just want to put it together to get some gratification, cause especially for us – it’s never really finished until 2 months after it’s actually finished.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 07-18-2011 04:46 AM

No drawer slides, just lots of wood with wax is all. Drawers fit in the openings that are solid wood, and since all is nice and swelled in the high humidy this summer, shouldn’t stick once fitted. Worked on a couple of sides today, almost ready for next post… whew

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

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