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Blog entry by TimF posted 10-04-2009 03:10 AM 1295 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again all. I was able to actually get some work done on the dresser. In my last post I had a problem with the blades being even. The problem was easy to correct. I just switch the front and back. I was able to do this because I hadn’t cut the rabbet in the back part of the sides. I did cut some small pieces to fill in the mistake. And this is how it looks now.

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Then cut the mortises for the drawer supports

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The next step was easy. Make a half template for the blades. For the innie and outie curves I just used a 7/20 gouge and that worked out fine. I just rough sawed out the blade then I used files to clean and smooth it.

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Then when I was satisfied it was just a matter of clamping the finished blade to the others after they were rough sawn and using the smallest diameter pattern bit I have to finish the others. In some of the radius’s I went from rightt o left with the router to prevent tear out

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I started with the bottom blade. The reason for this might show up in the picture. Using the pattern cutting bit leaves a mark on the wood and that might be a problem when I cut the bead

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Tomorrow I will do the beading and make the template for the drawer fronts

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#1 posted 10-04-2009 03:14 AM

Looking good look forward to the next part of your blog.

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