|Project by 12strings||posted 10-09-2014 05:56 PM||1338 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I had some drawers to make, and they ended up being a few firsts for me:
-First half-blind dovetails (hand-cut)
-First traditionally constructed drawers (half-blind dovetails in front, full dovetails in back, drawer bottom in grooves in front and sides, sliding in under the back (see picture).
Fronts are walnut, sides and backs are pine, bottoms are plywood.
A few progress pics:
1. End-grain shavings from my trusty old Stanley No. 5 and a shooting board, sharpened only on a cheap 600 grit Harbor frieght diamond block. Proof that if your sharpening isn’t working for you, higher grit polishing may not be the problem.
2. The kids “helping” me saw and chop my dovetails…Using hand tools lets me work without kicking them out of the garage.
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!