|Forum topic by Mark Shymanski||posted 10-31-2010 06:44 AM||1191 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
10-31-2010 06:44 AM
A1Jim was wondering if advice given is ever really used by some of us newer woodworkers, I am here to confirm that yes indeed some of us actually use the tips and are incredibly grateful for the more experience folks who share their wisdom and experience with us!
I am slowly bumbling my way through making some cabinets (an painfully long and drawn out process that my fantastic wife is putting up with!). Part of my problem has been the very poor fit of drawer bottoms. I measure, I cut, I fit, I recut, I buy more wood….etc. Not to blame my TS because it isn’t it’s fault I can’t seem to get it into my head that the dimension for the drawer bottom is something other than the outside dimension of the drawer or the inside dimension for that matter. I intellectually know it should be the inside dimension plus twice the depth of the dado the drawer will sit in (one dado each side). Yet when I go to cut that elusive measure I get something that is considerably less than what I am supposed to get…no matter I give up on the TS method and decide to use my router in the table set up as a jointer to trim off small amounts of the drawer bottom until I get to the correct dimension!!! The router/jointer setup was recommended by several folks here and I’d read those posts and filed it away in that frightening place called my memory…and lo and behold I remembered it when I needed it and it worked exactly as described and how I hoped it would!!!! I am pumped that such a straightforward tip so greatly improved the outcome of my drawer and my confidence in finishing this project! So for all of you folks whom are posting tips and wondering if your just typing to hear your keyboard click, know that at least one LJ is raptly paying attention and is immensely grateful for the knowledge so willingly shared here!!!!
I need to figure out how to take pictures and transfer them from the various camera thingys we have here so I can post more pictures… so I could post this solutions to show you all how it worked.
Thanks again LJs!!
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2