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Blog entry by TimF posted 09-22-2009 01:56 AM 1008 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again. As happy as I was yesterday thinking I got some good work done. When I got to work this morning thinking about my project I realized I had wasted a weekend. In this photo look at the pencil mark and the bottom


You will see that the line is a little bit higher in the back than the front. It is possible to make this dresser work at this point in the project but I would always be working around this problem. And I also want the drawer divider/blade to be flush against the bottom, later photos will show what I mean. Now I will use a chisel and spacer to scripe the locations of the pockets and dove tails


This is the chisel on the spacer a piece of wood the same thickness as the blades


And I’ll work the whole layout this way with spacers of the correct length for the spacing of the blades, front and back. But on the bright side the joinery for the dove tails and pockets is pretty good


I want to add that I have made one of these before. But this time I’m doing it a little bit different so I’m leaving the first one off my mind

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 05:49 AM

I’m sure that I don’t understand exactly the problem that you have. I assume that you can’t just disassemble the side from the bottom and cut the dovetails deeper in the side piece to compensate for this? I remember you saying that you hadn’t cut the sides to length yet. Well I’ll just wait and see, where you go from here. Then I’ll better understand . Sorry for the set back. But we’re still pulling for you here!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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