I’m baaa-aaack! And aren’t you all so impressed? Actually doing the at-home recovery of the hip you see, and thought I’d catch up on the blog. I’ve divided the remaining drawer construction and assembly into two chapters as I have prepped plenty of pics and there’s something interesting (to me at least) in each. First we’ll cut the channels to receive the bottoms and cut the bottoms to fit. This is a great exercise in pattern design, construction, and routing and there are several good courses and videos available. Along with videos I took a class in pattern routing from David Marks in Santa Rosa. But, as is typical in my way of doing things, I had already completed this part of the construction. Still it is a great learning process, IMO, to at least try a new skill on your own before taking a class. I find I get so much more out of the class because I now have some experience with an actual project and have already struggled with it. Well enough of this, let’s get on with it.
This is a shot from Blog#7 to show where we’re headed.
I’ll leave some things to your imagination, but if you have any questions fire away. I started by cutting the grooves for the drawer bottoms in the sides.
I then partially assembled the drawer and used these grooves to set up the router table to cut the curved fronts.
I also used the partially assembled drawers to make patterns for the bottoms. And used the same router table set up to make a lip or dado, whatever, for the drawer to slide into the box.
And here we have all the parts and pieces for a dry assembly. Don’t want to glue it up at this point as we still need to cut a dovetail channel in each bottom, along with a drawer stop, to guide the drawer and hold it in place so it doesn’t sag too much.
And V-I-O-L-A! Eezy peezy. Or that might be the drugs talking. Anyway, next time I’ll show the bottom dovetail guide rail and we’re off the the races. As always, thanks for watching and all the kind thoughts.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com