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My homework:Cherry nite stands #1: Doin' it backwards !

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Blog entry by theoldfart posted 506 days ago 1324 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As a project for my furniture making course I decided to make a couple of nite stands for our bedroom. I have a good supply of air dried cherry for the carcass and some spalted maple for the drawer fronts. I drew up the plans myself and am ready to dive in.

Since I’ve been skiing a lot lately, I needed to get myself in the right frame of mind so I.m doing the fun part first. I posted some pictures of possible veneer layouts for the drawer in the design forum and this was the overall winner:

I’ve begun to trim the pieces square and tight using some jigs made a few years ago:
This fixture works well for edge trimming thin stock

For flattening thin stock:

And squaring using a shooting board;

I’ll post a scan of the drawing in the next part if I can make it clear enough
Thanks for looking, kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin



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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 506 days ago

Wow! I didn’t realize that you are a hand tool guy. Now I am really impressed. There is no way I would tackle a project like this with only hand tools. My hat is off to you.

-- Art

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#2 posted 506 days ago

looks interesting. That maple should look great with a cherry frame!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 499 days ago

Looks like a dragonfly.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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