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Maple Chest of Drawers #10: Face frame follies

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-08-2017 06:12 PM 422 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Case work, finally Part 10 of Maple Chest of Drawers series Part 11: Top is done.. »

Sunday was a Road Trip….thought I would try Monday to do a little work in the shop..

Got three parts for face frame rails dovetailed. Needed to run the jointer over them to get them all to match each other…Fighting clamps while doing this, is not fun…

Thought I’d get a bit fancy with the wider top rail….

But, when I went the chop out the matching pins….they merely broke off….Grrrr

Tried the sockets for the main rails..

Which meant lifting the case up onto the bench….

Got to about here, and gave up for the day..Mondays…the ex-top rail is now the bottom rail…
Tuesday:

The recycled top rail that will now be the bottom rail. Cut-out was then cut in half, the parts rotated and glued back on…..to add a bit more curves.

Socket chopping went a little bit better, today. Added counterbores, and pilot holes to the rails. Then the glue and screws. Was able to cut a part for the top rail….first try was the usual “OOPs” second one was a nice fit, but a bit too wide. Resawn to the correct width. Which left a little part I could uce, once the top rail was in place..

need to keep the top two drawers apart….this is called a divider. I even had a “better idea”

Less wood to remove in the socket, this way. Got it glued in place, and set the case on the floor…

I need to find the 3/8” plug cutter, and make a bunch of tapered plugs..

And fill a few other holes. Starting to look like…something…

Maybe I can start on the top? Have to wait until Payday, to buy a 1/4” plywood sheet. Need that for the back, and the drawer bottoms. Right now, doing the top sounds like more than enough work

Stay tuned…

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