|Project by halfacre||posted 10-29-2014 06:09 PM||1835 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is some of the pictures of the four boxes I cut out and glued up while camping in Colorado sitting beside my camper. All the boxes used the same steps from start to finish. In the third picture I didn’t glue the front and the back pieces of the drawer on until I cut out the cavity of the drawer. After gluing the back piece on I then used the band saw to thin the 3/4” piece down to about 5/16” otherwise the drawer would have been too long for the opening which will take a 6 1/2” drawer. The last picture shows the patterns still on after cutting them out with the scroll saw, one at a time.
The more accurate I cut the pieces out the less sanding to do.
Cutting and gluing one box takes about a week. Ash for the box, mesquite for the drawer fronts, bamboo drawer pulls and store boughts cour-de- leaks!!! The drawer fronts are wider and taller than the openings they go in and that is to cover up any flaws in miscalculations of the designer, me. Gluing this many pieces wide is a grand chore. Oh and did I say they have to end up in perfectly alignment. For alignment as I was dry fitting everything I used 4 independent 3/16” dowels between each piece of wood with their own set of holes. I would glue one piece, let set then glue the next piece and keep adding pieces till all 10 pieces were joined. The same number of pieces , 10 for each drawer. If a drawer is not glued straight the whole project is fire wood. Also all pieces have to have the same amount of pressure applied on top, bottom, middle and everywhere or else a bulge will grow into a very distorted conglomeration fit for only the fire place. If you got any questions I’ll try to help. I used a set of french curves to make my boxes with no particular country or date in mind. Now I hope the pictures don’t blur like the clocks did.
-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx