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Maple Chest of Drawers #9: Case work, finally

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-06-2017 02:54 AM 334 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Another glue up, and some web frames Part 9 of Maple Chest of Drawers series Part 10: Face frame follies »

Right after Lunch, today..snuck down to the shop…intending to at least get the last two web-frames done…

First one had a problem…

Should hold it flat, until the glue dries. As for the LAST frame..

Finally done with building frames. This one will be the bottom frame. The two kickers are not to keep drawers from tipping, these two back up the bottom face frame piece. keeps toes from kicking things out of place…

Got the two side panels gathered up…stacked together, to see just how they line up..

Not the best, pencil to mark where to remove the excess…..

“You’re gonna need a bigger….pencil” Bandsaw to hog off the bigger parts of the waste. Clamp them together again, to remove saw marks and match the edges..

About three different planes to get to this point….No.5 to deal with saw marks, No.7 to joint the edges straight, No. 4 to clean things up. Keep the two sides clamped together, flip it over, and do the same routine to the over edges.

Set one of the sides out of the way. Need to try to set up the Stanley 45 to make a rebate..

Rather a bit wide, but will only be 1/4” deep…rebate is for the 1/4” plywood back panel.

Plane worked, but was a tad fussy. Tried the Wards 78….needed to sharpen it first,,,meh. Old wooden shoulder plane to clean up after the other planes. A “stopped” rebate was done with a chisel and mallet. Had to take over from where the 45 stopped cutting. Got the two rebates done( and a lot of cussing..) decided to do a little assemby….as Norm would say..

Laid a side on the bench, and installed the three frames I already had done….trying to kill enough time for the glue to set up on the other two frames. Went so far as to haul a Walnut plank down to the shop, and lay out how much set back it required. Walnut to be the face frame parts….Glue and screws to install the frames, checking things with a few squares..

Also used a large combo square to check spacings, even used a framing square to check alignment..

Finally got to where I could add the last two frames…then had to lift the mess off the bench, lay the other side on the bench, then lift the first assembly over and on top of the second side….Top frame was too short? Notched wrong….Made a shim to go between the frame and the side, glue on both sides of the shim (and my fingers..again)
Clamps to push and pull things to where they need to go….screws to keep them there. Finally…

The case is standing on it’s own four feet! Pipe clamps for that top frame, along with a couple “F” style clamps. Relying on the glue on the shim. screws barely reached through the shim.
Next on the agenda? Well, that Walnut plank was sawn into parts…..
Next time, It will bee the face frame and maybe the top? We’ll see, 5 hours was enough for one day…

Stay tuned..

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