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Project by Belg1960 posted 144 days ago 533 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a learning experience for me, had to figure out how to overcome twisted wood. Made a sled for my planer, found that it needed to be cleaned as the rollers would not feed. After all the cleaning found a thread saying that if they were too cold it would not feed.
This was my first project using my Dowelmax jig and can say it works really well.
The drawer was made from some furniture grade ply, with a poplar face. I tapered legs for the first time, was in the process of making a tapering jig and after knocking off for the night the plywood bowed like a boomerang. So wound up just using some scrap to attach pieces to hold the legs during the operation. Need to get some better 3/4 ply as a base for this jig.
It will be given as is and my Niece will finish it herself.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!





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JFred

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#1 posted 143 days ago

You did a great job

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MarkTheFiddler

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#2 posted 143 days ago

Nicely done! That’s a good clean build.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 143 days ago

Looks good from here.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TheeWoodShed

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#4 posted 143 days ago

I think it looks awesome Pat! Did you use the Dowel jig for the shelves to the legs?

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Belg1960

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#5 posted 143 days ago

Mark, thanks. I did not use the dowelmax for this as they are only a touch over 1/2” thick. I did use a kreg jig and screws. It worked really well. I need experiment a little more with it to be able to use some longer screws in the future. I used 1” ones which screwed in nicely.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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