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Arts and Crafts 6 Drawer Dresser #11: Waxing Dressers and adding Drawer Pulls

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« Part 10: Stain, Lacquer, and Fitting Inset Drawers Part 11 of Arts and Crafts 6 Drawer Dresser series no next part

I waxed the dressers with Howards Walnut wax and #0000 steel wool. I tested the difference between sanding with a 1500 grit sanding sponge, and waxing with steel wool – and I prefered the latter. I waxed with the grain, and let the wax dry. Then I buffed it off with a clean lint-free rag.

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For drawer pull layout I used Scott Collins no-math layout method. My drawer pulls have 2 bolts, 3” on center.

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I made a full-height jig to drill the holes for the machine bolts. It features 2” strips of plywood on two adjacent corners. This way I can quickly reference the outside edge of the drawer.

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The jig is reversible, allowing me to drill both sides of the drawers.
I also made a full-height jig for the 6” top drawers.

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Since both jigs reference off the outside edge of the drawer, the pulls align vertically.

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Hammered bail pulls feature a subtle arch at the top.

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Project complete!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush



8 comments so far

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BTimmons

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#1 posted 563 days ago

The drilling jig is a great idea.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 563 days ago

Thanks Brian,
It worked very well, and made installing 20 pulls a snap.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 563 days ago

That is a very good looking dresser!

Beautiful job.

Lee

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

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Kyle

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#4 posted 563 days ago

Oh man, Willie… That looks awesome. Great job. I bet it smells nice.

-- Kyle

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 563 days ago

Thanks guys.
Kyle,
It smells of both aromatic cedar, with a hint of citrus from the Howards wax. I really like both.
Makes me hungry for salmon.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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sb194

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#6 posted 562 days ago

They look fantastic. I would love to have the matching pair in our house.

Sean

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 506 days ago

Great little jig! Nice work!

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

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pintodeluxe

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#8 posted 470 days ago

Here is a link to the posted project page…
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79208

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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