|Project by aussiedave||posted 06-10-2013 08:12 AM||2448 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
My third project was actually a Woodwhisperer Guild build. The shaker tables were done before I was a member but when I joined I had access to past builds. Doing this build really put my learning on a very steep incline. The first pic shows the legs and the mortises I had to cut, plus I also had to make a tapered leg jig. I think I saw that one in either WoodSmith or Fine Woodworking. The pics then go through to the tables being glued and standing, then showing the drawer supports/guides. The next pic shows the fit of the drawer in the carcass; I was really happy with the fit and lack of sideways movement once the drawers were pushed in all the way. I put in a top view pic to show the joinery for those that like to see how things are joined. I built the drawer sides to extend past the end panel so I could shave the ends of the sides down until the drawer fronts were flush with the front rails. Then lastly, a pic of the final product completed with the top on. I think I gave the whole table 6 coats of Minwax wipe-on Poly Satin. The last picture, which I hope shows up under this text, is just to show drawer joinery and the bevelled underside of the tops. I had a lot of trouble with the tops; they bowed in during glue up by about 5mm in the centre across the grain. So I got out the #7 Stanley jointer plane and proceeded to flatten the tops from the centre out. Then I flipped them over to flatten the undersides from the edges to the centre. Even surprised myself – never having done that before or having been shown I managed to get both tops flat on both sides. They were 25mm thick (1” for US Lj’s) and by the time I was finished flattening both sides they came down to 19mm (3/4”).
this is just to show the bevelled underside of the table tops and drawers. I am not much of a hand tool woodworker, I do try but the dovetails were done on the Incra router fence system.
-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....