Yeah, if you’re like Andy and had popcorn at the ready for another installment of this series, my bad as it’s gone back to seed while you waited. The chest has been an interim resting place for tools that otherwise were a source of clutter, but the chest itself had precious little work done on it’s behalf for the better part of the the last year. This weekend, that changed.
But this reprise from a couple installments ago. I’m here:
And I want to get to get here:
Drawer dimensions are set, and the bottoms are cut. Drawer (sliding till?) fronts are also done and joined (no glue yet) to the bottoms as shown in the last installment:
Each drawer needs a back and sides, and I’ve opted to do half-blind dovetails at each corner. The walnut fronts are thin but incredibly tight-grained. Sides are pine, as is the back. Once the drawers are glued up they’ll need some planing to fit, but that’s been the plan all along. And each will ride on the bottoms that in turn will be spot glued and nailed to permit some expansion.
I cut the sides, then half-blinded them into the back…
The other end of the sides were not nearly as deep; the walnut faceboard was marked on edge where material had to be removed.
Less than an eighth of thickness remained, but fit was good.
Face will be trimmed flush.
And with two down, we’re getting closer to said “trim time.” :-)
One more drawer at the top and it’ll be time to glue up, trim up and install pulls before tools move in. Chest progress is fleeting, but real. As always, thanks for looking.
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