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Drafting Table #2 Drawer and Board Assembly

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Project by RandyMarine posted 03-15-2009 04:36 AM 2731 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

This is the last part of my drafting table, the drawer and board assembly.

I built the drawer out of pine as well. Measuring 24”w x 18”h x 4”d, finished just like the box. With a 25”w x 5”d false front made of soft maple, finished in danish oil to give it some contrast.

I rabbetted a 1/4” out of the bottom of the drawer frame and attached a 1/4” peice of hard board than laminated the bottom with the granite colored contact paper. I finished it with 6 coats of colonial stain and 3 poly.

I also used 1 1/4” square dowels for drawer guides to help prevent racking. I squared, glued, than screwed them into place. Finished in colonial stain and poly.

I took a 4” l x 1 1/2”d x 3/4”h peice of pine routed a finger groove in the bottom and finished it like the drawer box. I used 2, 1 1/8”w x 1 1/8”d x 8”l soft maple peices for the table top extensions finished in dutch oil.

I displayed it on my daughters old dresser that I am using for my routing table/cabinet.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.





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OutPutter

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#1 posted 03-15-2009 01:00 PM

Nice drawing board Randy. I could use something like this myself. Did you know, if you feel like six pictures is not enough for one project, you can always embed six more in the body of your comments and in that way keep all of your project in one place?

Thanks,

-- Jim

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RandyMarine

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 05:14 PM

I tried to do that but couldn’t figure out how to add them to the body. However, after thinking about it, I felt it was a good way to keep the assemblies seperated…that is the engineer in me.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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Texasgaloot

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#3 posted 03-15-2009 06:05 PM

I thought I was the last person on earth still doing hand drafting! It looks to me like you are off to a good start in your new hobby! Build stuff!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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OutPutter

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 04:39 AM

Randy,
The reason I mentioned it is because the project area is for “COMPLETED” projects. You remember when you clicked the choice for a completed project: “Yes, this is a completed project” ? That’s to help keep people from posting projects that aren’t done or making two projects out of one.
Thanks,

-- Jim

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RandyMarine

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#5 posted 03-17-2009 02:10 PM

Thank You Jim,
I do remember the completed projects, and yes this is a complete project. I feel posting the major assemblies gives me the ability to over view my work as well, as gives the skilled persons of this site a good insight to what I am doing and where I am making my mistakes.
And as an engineer, any project is a bunch of little projects to make a whole.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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OutPutter

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#6 posted 03-17-2009 11:47 PM

You may want to look into the blog features. That gives a lot more flexibility for showing the steps you take and leaves the project area for the results.

-- Jim

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#7 posted 08-02-2010 07:56 PM

Randy and Texasgaloot – I still do hand drafting, too – for me, it’s an enjoyable part of the design process. I’m lucky enough to have an old Hamilton oak base ‘professional’ table in the office. Someday I’ll learn Sketchup, but I’ll never give up my pencils and tsquare.

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#8 posted 10-23-2010 03:52 PM

Randy that is a great idea.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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