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Apothecary Cabinet.. #3: Finished the drawers?

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Blog entry by degoose posted 02-07-2011 11:35 PM 2428 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: I was distracted. Part 3 of Apothecary Cabinet.. series Part 4: Remember the cabinet?? »

I know that the cabinet is taking a while… but hey…. finally got all the finger jointed drawers glued up… all 35 of them…Now to sand all the excess on the fingers…and once they are all done… on to making the carcass to hold all the drawers… I am thinking Camphor Laurel… what do you think?

I hope you noticed the grain runs across all 5 drawer fronts..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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joebazooka

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 11:52 PM

Oh you are such a show off!! Nice work Buddy…

-- Robert-maine

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 11:55 PM

Looks like lots of work. You always choose get wood combos go for it. I know it will be cool when your done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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fernandoindia

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 12:07 AM

I hope you noticed the grain runs across all 5 drawer fronts

What drawers?

Wow Larry, a hell of drawers. Can wait to see the carcase.

How do you sand the fingers, belt sndr?

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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Bertha

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 12:18 AM

Wow, that is spectacular! I’m an enormous fan of these cabinets. Very jealous, al

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 12:40 AM

wow! I wouldn’t remember what drawer I put my keys in! lol very aweome box joints. I like the 2 -tone wood also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 01:01 AM

Thats a lot of drawers/

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Karson

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#7 posted 02-08-2011 01:15 AM

Larry: I think you should have used a 24 ” wide plank and made all of those pieces out of one board.

Just trying to beat up on you. A great job. Now if you can get them all back together after dropping them as you carry them to the other work bench.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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stefang

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#8 posted 02-08-2011 01:19 AM

I think you will get the most out of it Larry and that it will as usual be beautiful. I saw those drawers on your shed video and I thought about kidding you about them not being finished, but I know you have a lot of irons in the fire, so I didn’t. But you are now finishing it up and the drawer part looks really great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-08-2011 01:35 AM

I know what your mean by having a few project on the back burner Larry, I bet most of us have a few sprinkle across our shops. The draws look very nice, enjoy the rest of this build, looking forward on updates…later BC

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#10 posted 02-08-2011 01:58 AM

Just curious, was there a reason for doing the drawers first?
In practice I’ve always found it much safer to build the carcass first.
Safe, in the sense that, if your dados for the partitions don’t come out as perfect as you’d hoped,
drawer size can be tweaked a bit to compensate.
But once the drawers are made, you can only tweak them smaller, not bigger.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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degoose

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 02:06 AM

Wes… no reason… maybe it is like the time I made the face frame for a cabinet before I made the carcass…and never had a problem… maybe I am just lucky…I like to do things differently to most folk… remember to think outside the square…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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tdv

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#12 posted 02-08-2011 02:16 AM

Matching grain? oh yes I was to busy counting the drawers, wow! you have been busy how do you retain your sanity cutting 700 finger joints I get fed up by the 4th corner of a jewellery box
Nice one cobber!
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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lanwater

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#13 posted 02-08-2011 02:26 AM

I bet it’s time to buy some more glue. that’s a lot of fingers to glue.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 02-08-2011 02:54 AM

The grain is the 1st thing I noticed!! You’ve been very busy, mate!! Nice job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 02-08-2011 03:19 AM

Hey Larry;

This must be a patient client!

Nice work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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