Stroage drawer for my workbench

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Project by Doer posted 1399 days ago 1472 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a drawer I made last Sunday for my workbench to use for storage of often used items. The drawer front is cherry that I dovetailed by hand. Back of the drawer is dadoed. I carved the pull from ironwood, drilled a hole in the center and used a 5/8” walnut dowel I make to provide attachment and stand-off to the drawer. The drawer rails are hard maple running in cherry formers. Thank you for looking.

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Scott R. Turner

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#1 posted 1399 days ago

That’s a beautiful piece of work. Does the drawer get in the way of clamping to the benchtop? (Or maybe you’re someone who doesn’t do that.)

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#2 posted 1399 days ago

Fine little drawer.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 1399 days ago

I LOVE those dovetails! Great looking bench too.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 1399 days ago

What a great idea! Nice execution too.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 1399 days ago

Well done. It is handy to have a place like that to put the things you need to keep handy like a square and a rule. I’m digging the hand tools underneath on the shelf as well. The idea occurs that you could do the same type of construction and build something similar under the shelf too and take advantage of that empty space. In fact, you could probably put several drawers side by side across there.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 1396 days ago

beautiful bench, where do you woodwork? 8-)


-- dust control

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