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Chest of Pine Drawers #12: one drawer fitted, another begun

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-19-2018 02:08 PM 364 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Dovetails? Part 12 of Chest of Pine Drawers series Part 13: A second drawer is done »

Got the first drawer out of the clamps yesterday…..planes and the beltsander to clean things up. Had to keep working on the sides…drawer was binding a bit….finally got it to almost close….wax on the moving parts helped with that last inch….added a pair of knobs, so I could at least pull the drawer back out…

Hauled both 1×8 planks to the shop. Circular saw to cut out the very bad spots….

A regular Knot Farm.

Somehow managed to get enough “good” parts for most of the 2 drawers needing built….may have to buy a small, CLEAR short board…..some knots won’t quite work…

Have to use things like these, as the bandsaw is out for repairs..

This doesn’t look too good.

Last night, after the shop cooled down, went to work on Drawer #2….ends needed squared up on the drawer’s front..

Well, this way didn’t work out….went the the mitre box…

Takes a bit, cutting the 1×8 on the flat, but at least it will be square. Needed to remove a bit off one edge, until the blank fit in the opening….jack plane was used, this time around..

Won’t be any see-through shavings, here…takes too long.

The other half of the shavings are on the floor. Once the blank fit into the opening, I jigged up for the Stanley 45, again. Drawer bottom groove..then I can lay out pins..

Will have to clean out that Pitch Pocket….

Hmmm, seemed to have an extra pin? Spacings do look a bit better, though…Backsaw, Disston No. 4

Used nice, long strokes, cuts fast. Imagine how many strokes a short, “Dovetail saw” would take….

Clamped to the bench, chop 1/2 way, flip over, and finish up on this side….repeat the steps, until both ends are done…..

Chopping Crew…
Went to use one of the sides…same routine with the non-square ends. Then marked how much to remove for the side to slide into it’s spot in the case…..I am not using a plane for 1/4” removal….clamped the side to the bench, right over the opened vise. Circular saw to just leave the line. A pass or two to smooth the marks.

Stood one end of the front blank on top of the better end of the side blank..and traced the pins..

Backsaw to cut, leaving the lines. Cut are on the waste side of the lines. An extra cut in the middle of each, helps with the chopping. Again, chop from both faces. Then try a dry fit….

Couple hits with the mallet to start it…..almost 10pm? Time to close up for the day.

Maybe after Lunch, today…I can get a little more done? We’ll see…
Stay tuned

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