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Project by RexMcKinnon posted 1537 days ago 1725 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project which I started 8 months ago. It is to go with her bed I made last year. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/20634 Should have been finished a long time ago but I made a huge mistake. I put it in my daughters bedroom befiore I did the dwawers and doors. It was nearly impossible to find the time to fit the drawers. My daughter is 3 years old and I usually work on this stuff when she is sleeping and sometimes weekends. Anyway I finally finished it and I am happy it’s done. Mom and daughter are happy also.

First time doing raised panels and I did them on the TS. Glad I tried it lots of clean up tp do after. Next time I have to do them I will upgrade mt router and buy a set of raised panel bits. Also first time doind inset drawers. Were much harder than I expected to get a good fit.

My 5th project, maybe I’ll finally show up on Roll the Dice. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 1537 days ago

very nice looking results on this dresser…I am sure your daughter will love it for a long time…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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clieb91

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#2 posted 1537 days ago

Nicley done. Looks like she is already quite happy with it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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RexMcKinnon

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#3 posted 1537 days ago

Wow that did not take long. Thanks.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1537 days ago

Hey Rex that’s a great dresser and great little girl storage LOL What a little doll she is.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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trouthunter

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#5 posted 1537 days ago

How the heck did you do the rounded panels on a tablesaw? Cute kid and a nice hunk of wood.

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drowningndust

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#6 posted 1537 days ago

now just shut the door…

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beginrbldr

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#7 posted 1537 days ago

Very nice dresser Rex. I am also curious about how you did the rounded panels on the tablesaw. Did you make some kind of jig for it. Looks like your daughter is very happy with it.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1537 days ago

Lower the saw blade all the way down. Clamp a fence, I just used a jointed 2×4, across the blade at about 45 degrees. Turn the saw on a raise the blade until it starts cutting the fence. Now pass the panel over the blade on all sides. Now raise the blade another 8th and pass the panel again. Repeat until you get the profile you want. Vary the angle and position of the fence to change the profile.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1537 days ago

Now how do you expect us to give you an honest opinion on that fine dresser with that cutie stealing the show?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1537 days ago

Thanks Jim. Now that she knows about it will probably be her new favourite place for hide and seek.

Charlie, that was the plan from the beginning. I could have put her there holding a 2×4 and people would have been nice to me. Thanks.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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woodworm

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#11 posted 1537 days ago

Beautiful, beautiful..the dresser and the owner!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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lumberdustjohn

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#12 posted 1537 days ago

Nice job with both pieces.
Looks great in purple.

Inset drawers with full extension slides?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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RexMcKinnon

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#13 posted 1537 days ago

No slides. Since this was my first dresser I wanted to go more traditional to try. After it was almost complete I thought that the drawers could get a little heavy and wood on wood might not be smooth as I would like so I added some UHMW slides to the drawer bottoms. Seems very good so far.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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jayjay

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#14 posted 1537 days ago

That’s cool how you got the wood grain to match up on all the drawer fronts.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Ryan Fenters

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#15 posted 1526 days ago

Very nice. I agree with jayjay on the grain pattern.

-- Normal is Broke, Be Weird.

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