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post #21 of 40 Old 10-08-2019, 10:39 AM
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Really like your progress man. The drawers out of one plank is a killer idea. Keep at it!
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Fantastic job.
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The drawer supports are simple stop mortises and tenons. Not gonna lie, I used my table saw and crosscut sled for the tenons. I'm pretty much over the whole hand tool purist thing. I'll never be a power tool guy, but some things are so much faster and easier with power tools. Especially sawing.

The drawer has a tight friction fit from front to back, so I guess that means I did it right. Next, I'll cut the runners that go underneath to support the drawer, and then it's down to planing the drawer a bit to slide freely in the opening.
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It is coming along fine Anthony. I especially like the WIP shots.
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Anthony, keep on trucking.

I personally think getting over the whole purist thing is a step forward.
If you just like using hand tools, thats a different story.

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I'm a power tool guy ......

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The drawer supports are simple stop mortises and tenons. Not gonna lie, I used my table saw and crosscut sled for the tenons. I'm pretty much over the whole hand tool purist thing. I'll never be a power tool guy, but some things are so much faster and easier with power tools. Especially sawing.

The drawer has a tight friction fit from front to back, so I guess that means I did it right. Next, I'll cut the runners that go underneath to support the drawer, and then it's down to planing the drawer a bit to slide freely in the opening.

I use hand tools when they are the best solution. You could use a hand plane to skinny up the drawer sides, but I'd use the table saw. I would set the fence over to the width of the drawer minus 1/64" or less, and raise the blade up to cut half way through just shaving a small amount off the sides. That way an even parallel amount is removed, with no tapers or non square issues. However, iif you feel confident in hand planing and securing the drawer well enough to get the proper body position and leverage ....then go for it.
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Got the drawer fitted today by taking a few shavings off where needed and test fitting. Very little side-to-side slop, it fits like a glove. Once I get some finish and wax on there, it should be like ice sliding across glass. I'm very happy with it. Once I get the top secure, I will trim the drawer to final size so it sits flush with the front apron.

I was really hoping to find a ring pull for this drawer, but because it's so shallow (only 2"), I couldn't find anything I liked that was small enough. Decided to just make a pull instead, per the original plans. There's a scallop underneath to hook a couple fingers on - it doesn't take much to open. Used a gouge for the scallop, then rasps and files to shape the pull.

Next is the top panel glue-up. I've got a slight bow to deal with, but shouldn't be much trouble. I hope. Once the top is glued together as one piece, the edges get chamfered with a hand plane. Should be wrapping this project up this week if all goes well. I'm anxious to get some Odie's Oil on it!
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Anthony, You have come a long way in a short time! It's amazing! I love the detail on the legs, the proportions are perfect, and your attention to the details... Paul would be proud. I am looking forward to see more of your work.
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Figured I'd give an update this morning and show a new product that may interest some of you: the Izzy Skirt Washer.

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The product was developed by Izzy Swan, a popular YouTuber and maker. The problem with traditional "Figure 8" skirt washers is that the wood can't expand and contract. Izzy's design allows the screw to travel along a slot.

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I started by marking out my locations, then used a self-centering drill bit to mark the position of the washer. Then I used a 9/16" forstner bit to drill out the recess. The washer isn't very thick, so you don't have to drill very deep - about 1/16".

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Next, take a small chisel and chop out the corners.

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Attach the washer with a 1/2" screw. The washer should sit flush with the top of your rail.
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Decided to finish the drawer since it was the one piece I could do separately. This is what the entire piece will look like when it's done.

The finish is Odie's Oil. I made a post on this stuff in the Finishes forum, and apparently nobody else has used it. It's expensive, but for ease of application and final results, I really like it. Simply rub on, wait an hour, and buff off.
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The end is near! Here is the table top finished with Odie's Oil.

I made an executive decision and didn't add a big chamfer to the edges. I've been on the fence about the look and ultimately decided against it. Just added a small 45 with a block plane all around instead. Paul's the design expert, but I thought the chamfered edges made the top look too thin. Didn't fit with the rest of the design.
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That's all wonderful work! Very nice looking table, and I think the leg grooves really make it stand out.
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Done! The lighting in our living room is horrible - I'll get a few shots tomorrow when there's natural light coming through the front window.
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So Beautiful! What talent you have!
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I personally think getting over the whole purist thing is a step forward.
If you just like using hand tools, thats a different story.
That's me. I find much enjoyment in using just hand tools. It's a slow, methodical activity that is relaxing. But when I need a hole, I pull out the cordless drill. I have a brace and bits, but for some reason I'm not driven to use them. And I wish I had a band saw for squaring and ripping rough wood into new planks; another not-so-enjoyable task.
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The bandsaw!

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That's me. I find much enjoyment in using just hand tools. It's a slow, methodical activity that is relaxing. But when I need a hole, I pull out the cordless drill. I have a brace and bits, but for some reason I'm not driven to use them. And I wish I had a band saw for squaring and ripping rough wood into new planks; another not-so-enjoyable task.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandsa...4ge_1911_r.jpg
Even the earliest woodshops were equipped with bandsaws. There's just no better way to manage cutting lumber down into usable dimensions. Combine that with a thickness planer and you can use the correct size stock for all your projects. I love all my bandsaws .....


Size matters, but the proper blade is even more important. I walked past a 10" Craftsman on sale at Sears about 10 years ago when my son was 8 years old and thought it would be perfect for him. He turned out to be an auto mechanic with almost no interest in woodworking, so I use it now. It's a 1/3 HP motor, but it has surprising power. I really tested it here:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/...-tested-61133/




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That's me. I find much enjoyment in using just hand tools. ............I wish I had a band saw for squaring and ripping rough wood into new planks; another not-so-enjoyable task.
You could learn to love it with a pit saw. You can even get the wife into enjoying the experience with you.
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Anthony, it looks great!.

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That is a really handsome table. I think you were right to make a slight chamfer. I don't like it when the top looks too thin. I like using hand tools now and again, but getting older, the effort for planing is sometimes a bit much.
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Finally got a decent pic. Bonus B&W for the artsy-fartsy.
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