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Shop storage projects #19: Drawer #5, and a bit of Olde School

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-03-2017 02:59 AM 754 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: Another drawer, and lessons learned.. Part 19 of Shop storage projects series Part 20: Moving in, and other builds,, »

Didn’t want to bore anyone with the rest of the drawer building. Right now, there are 4 drawers sitting in the case, with a coat of Witch’s Brew as a finish of sorts..

Witch’s Brew is nothing more than an old quart can, into which any leftover stains and varnishes wind up. Instead of a shelf full of almost empty cans, I have just the one. Went i am ready to use the Brew, I top it off with enough BLO to mix things together.

anyway, I worked off and on today, trying some older tools out, and building Drawer #5..

Crosscuts: Wasn’t happy with the cordless Cicular saw….wavy cuts…

So, I tried a couple handsaws. First was a 8ppi D-23…..binding a lot in the cut..then I tried out this fellow..

Disston D-8 crosscut. Seemed to do a better job (might be even better with a better operator)

The 12” combo square wasn’t acting right, a bit loose. Dug out that old Stanley square

I can read the numbers, the one closest to the handle is an 8” mark. Once the ends were square, I could then joint the edges, after the excess lumber had been resawn off..

The board WAS a 1×6 x 8’. It had to be resawn down to fit into a space about…4-1/2” high..

These are the two drawer sides. I gathered up the usual suspects to make dovetails with..

Then the usual saw and chisel work..

Then the grooves and dados were done, the back resaw to the right height, and a plywood bottom cut out.
Time for the clamps..

I had clamp the back together, long enough to drive a few screws. Then removed that clamp, and drove the rest. Along with three to hold the bottom panel in place while the glue dries. Tomorrow, I can remove the other clamps, fit the drawer to the opening, and install the last of these…

So, that is where this Shop Dresser project is, at the moment. i also had to use that Stanley #358 Mitre Box to square a few ends up. Couple of the cuts were a bit long, so the Mitre Box was used to trim them to the correct length, and still be square.

Hopefully, the next time this will be seen, will be when the finish is done, and the project is sitting in it’s new spot in the shop. Stay tuned….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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#1 posted 02-08-2017 11:29 PM

Dresser is now posted as a project. Will continue the blog about remodel of the shop…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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