I Feel Boxed In
So without Kristin I headed to the shop. Big mistake.. I need to be double checked.
Mistake 1: Above you can see that I cut the dovetails on the front of the drawers. Dovetails go on sides! Duh…. Now they are decorative box joints. I will pin for extra strength.
Mistake 2: I did not chuck the bit tight. It slipped while cutting the dado for the drawer bottom. Here you can see the hole. I enlarged it for repair. (More on that later)
A view of the dry fit drawer.
The pullout drawers.
I did not want to recut the drawer part that was damaged by the loose bit. So I decided to patch it. I thought about covering it with the drawer slide but decided against it.
I ripped 1/4” material, cut it to fit, and glued it in place.
A little sanding.. a lot of putty.. good as new?
Back at home…My door design calls for z-braces. This took some time to mill and fit.
Setting the crossbraces.
Fitting the diagonal takes time and many trial cuts.
Bumping the mitre saw. The good news is that once you get one angle right the other fits. Geometry! Who knew?
Finished z-brace. (needs detailing).
Must get back to the shop…
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