New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand #4: Rabbiting the Wrong Side....Grrrr.

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 08-04-2013 12:23 AM 3058 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Finally Cutting Wood Part 4 of New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand series Part 5: Drawers, Drawers and More Drawers »

Spent much of today cutting up sheets of 1/2” plywood for the drawers on my Miter Bench. Late this afternoon, I setup the dado blade and got to work cutting all the dado’s along the bottom of each drawer part. I carefully marked each side and cut the dados for the backs.

I decided to try something new, and use a lock rabbit for the drawer front. I made the 1/4” dado cuts on all the sides, along the front edges. Then I prepared to make the mating cut on the fronts. I did this on both ends of 4 drawer fronts. Then I started the assembly process. It was at this point that the horror struck me. I had made the rabbits on the wrong side of all the drawer fronts.

Well, at least this was only the 4 large drawers. I have not yet cut the parts for the 3 trays or the 4 shallow drawers. I should be able to rip two of the the fronts to make the tray fronts for all 3 of the trays, so it will not be a total waste of wood.

Live and learn.

So here is a shot of my almost finished first drawer:

And here is the picture of my inner drawer front, with the rabbit on the wrong face:

Thanks for reading.

-- Scott in Texas

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 01:22 AM

happens to all of us at some point or another ;) consider yourself a true lumberjock!

the good news is – this wasn’t some exotic board that cannot be replaced.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 01:25 AM

As a good friend of mine says “welcome to woodworking” :))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 03:36 PM

Every cut we make are practice cuts, so you just got a little extra practice :-)

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 08:18 PM

Thanks all. I am sure that I will eventually get it right.

-- Scott in Texas

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