|Project by PaulHWood||posted 09-03-2015 09:49 PM||1268 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
First, idea for drawers: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/167002
Seemed like an inexpensive way to create many small drawers. Also, due to depth, there is not much stress on the runners.
Ply case, ply draw construction with locking rabbet, glued, pin nailed and clamped. Used a solid piece for the front so grain would match, thought I should attempt something I usually don’t think of. Used some scrap pine for the handles.
Stores all of the lathe tools, and then some.
One tip I would give if you are building this type of runner is to make the carcass, then make all the drawer bottoms and test fit.
I then made all the draw parts and loose assembled in the carcass; this allowed me to grab a few that I had clamps for and once finished slide back in. I sanded the grooves and the bottoms so they operated smoothly, and when all complete used some paste wax on the bottoms which went from smooth draws to super glide.
Lathe table can be seen here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/174002
-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice