|Project by DaveLeHardt||posted 12-31-2010 04:50 AM||4310 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Here’s the bench drawers that I added to my workbench. Getting the MDF cut square and to an accurate size was a challenge, one I didn’t master completely here sad to say, but got some great tips and techniques from the good folks here! Thanks again!
Making the drawers was much more fun and rewarding. Nothing fancy, just a simple rabbet on the sides to hold the drawers together. The pine I got at the home store is really funky. Never seen such wavy grain, or rays for that matter in pine. Wondering if it was logged out near Hanford, WA or something…?
Anyways, next time I do battle with sheet wood I’ll be better armed and prepared to bend it to my will! And I’m finding I like turning to hand tools rather than power tools for parts of the building. Seeing those translucent curls peel back from the smoothing plane and watching the end grain cut to a fine powder with my block plane was really a joy.
Now I have the tools I use at the bench handy, that’s a big plus!
-- What? Me worry?!