|Project by Douglas Krueger||posted 06-03-2009 05:55 PM||1662 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Finally getting around to posting the last project, it just seems to get harder and harder to put down the tools long enough to do some posting.
This is the latest creation, a loose interpretation of the old apothecary chest. The visible wood is Thailand padoo and is featured in a lot of my projects since it occupies the most space in the wood pile. Internal frame is 1x and the drawer bottoms and backs are plywood.
The drawers were an exercise in the Leigh jig learning curve in how to create blind dovetails. After a mere 20 drawers I think the brain cells absorbed a bit of the ‘how to’. The internal frame was Dowelmax’d together as was the face frame. That is one versatile tool once you get the hang of it. All assembly was without nails, screws or anything else attracted to a magnet, just can’t seem to ignore the metal-less project challenge.
As with most of my larger projects this one contains secret compartments and for now they shall remain that way as they are being utilized for the purpose. The bottom X brace was probably the most challenging part as well as the most labor intensive as it was roughed out on the TS followed by hours and hours of hand rasping and sanding.
Finish is 5 coats of sprayed 2 part polyurethane.
All in all, a long winded but fun project and plan to do a blog on creation/assembly some day soon if there is enough interest.
Thanks for lookin’
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles