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Curly Cherry Dresser #2: dry fitting case dividers & drawers

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Blog entry by oldskoolg77 posted 03-16-2010 08:23 AM 1143 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally got the dividers dowelled up! As well as sanded to 120, still no screws or fasteners, loose tenons and 2” spiral dowels.

Used Curly Cherry for the dividers too! I know that seems crazy, but I like to use all the same lumber typ on a piece like this, it’s for my home, so I want it how I want it.

First drawer fit perfect, I couldn’t believe this.

You can see what happens next…...

Well, they all fit except that third from the bottom, heres my recovery, oh yea the drawer sides were a little bit tight, heres the recovery…




The two by four is holding up a piece of half inch birch, for the pattern bit, couldn’t clamp it so I had to improvise. Anyway problem averted.
Things are coming together nicely, still some kinks to work out. Its all about recovery, they all ways told me a good carpenter can hide his mistakes, or fix them. The same is true for woodworking. I’d rather fix than hide though! Here are some more pics of the figure, oh the lumber of corse came from WINGO WOOD & LUMBER CO. All air dried, checks around 7% or less, I LOVE CURLY CHERRY!



Guys heres a test piece.It’s a cutoff from one of the drawer fronts, Two coats Watco Danish/Two coats Zinsser seal coat; clear on the left, amber on the right. Topcoat will be General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, probly four or five. Advice welcome…. the amber looks like it didnt absorb as well, think it has adhesion issue as well, per “Ace” anyway I probly go with the clear.


More to come, I slept half the day, so workin’ on the night moves tonight! Late night tip is how I work anyway, Insomnia is a wonderful companion, poses a safety issue tho,lol.
Thanks for havin’ me!
OLDSKOOLG77
one last pic of the figure!

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 11:50 AM

Looks great! Very Nice….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 12:50 PM

I cannot wait to see it, you are doing a great job, but the wood is incredible. Huury and finish, snap photos and post it. No don’t rush, that would be a shame, but once it is finished, don’t delay posting

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 01:33 PM

try blo I think it colors cherry very well. I like to tint it slightly for the color you want. Check out this project. I think it will give you an idea. The finishing schedule is in the comments. I read BLO will darken over time more than the other types of top coats.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 03:06 PM

hey skeet, i think it will yellow over time, and blo will never dry, ever, i mean to say never ever. I’m tellin ya if the ocean dries up and the world is just dry, well…....... blo will still not be dry! lol
Seriously watch how you use that stuff it only “dries” by absorbing in the wood, i dont know if the stuff ever dries.
There is a place for blo, i just dont know what it is, gunstocks?

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#5 posted 03-17-2010 05:19 AM

that doesn’t jibe with my experience. If you read what i wrote it says, ” very thin” and its not a top coat its just for color. LOL

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#6 posted 03-17-2010 04:20 PM

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/Adding_Age_to_Cherry1/

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 07:12 PM

I gotcha Skeeter, hmmm interesting.

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#8 posted 03-17-2010 07:42 PM

You may want to try popping that Cherry Curl out with a cherry color water based dye, much like Charles Neil's Making Curly Maple Pop technique. Anyone else have a thought on this? I’ve done with antique cherry stain and black aniline dye and have had nice results. It may be worth experimenting on some scraps since this is a special piece for your home. Nice job.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#9 posted 03-17-2010 10:20 PM

I stay on Charles site and I know exactly what you mean Porosky, scared of the blotch. Love your videos P!

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