Bookcase with Sliding Doors #11: 3 drawers ready to go

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Blog entry by mdoan posted 10-06-2008 05:13 PM 1200 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Base with Horse hoof legs Part 11 of Bookcase with Sliding Doors series Part 12: Time to make a router table »

Three drawers made. Dovetails cut for the face and back using the porter cable dovetail jig. I hadn’t intended to dovetail the back but it was good practice.

The face is 3/4” black walnut, sides are 1/2” quarter sawn red oak, and the drawer bottom is a the same 3/4” quartersawn red oak that I resawed on the bandsaw and then sanded to 1/4” on the drum sander.

A new experience on this entry was Carter bearing guides for the bandsaw. Resawing was very accurate and smooth enough to make 1/16 veneers finished under the drum sander (for a later project). Resawing stock is much more efficient use of wood than jointing/planing.

-- Wood Chopper

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#1 posted 10-06-2008 11:39 PM

Really nice looking drawers.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#2 posted 10-07-2008 06:36 AM

Thanks Amp. The real wish tonight was to have a successful glue up.

The first drawer went together in one shot. Bad idea. I used too much glue and the joint nearly seized up before I could get the clamps on it. I had to help it along with good whacks of the dead blow.

The second and third drawers I knew I had to do something different. This time I used just a smear of glue in the lap, tapped a pin board on each end, then tapped in the drawer front. Clamps were put on for good measure.

-- Wood Chopper

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