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Posted: 06/14/21 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally got to pull out the last piece of my grandfathers black walnut lumber.

Time to cut that up and use some of it on the drawers.



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Posted: 06/15/21 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And now, or my next trick.... Ok, it's not a trick, just another step in drawer construction.



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Top, bottom, and both sides will be covered with a glued piece of a thin layer of my grandfathers walnut. The walnut is about 1/32" thick.

That will cover the plywood sides plies, and make it look "nice".

I'll show you how I am doing it.

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Posted: 06/15/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First thing I did was to cut a piece of walnut to width. This is about 2 inches thick. So, I wanted to get this ready for cutting thin strips from this piece.



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Posted: 06/15/21 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After cutting the walnut to width, without moving the fence, I did the following.



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I wanted a piece of walnut that ended up about 1/32" thick. The thickness of my saw blade is about 1/8", so adding those 2 together, we end up with about 5/32".

I inserted a piece of 5/32" thick walnut, between the plywood block and the fence.

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Posted: 06/15/21 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I then removed the walnut between the plywood and the fence.



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Making sure the plywood would not move, I then moved the fence up against the plywood block.



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I removed the plywood block, and then ran the piece of walnut through the saw again.

That gave me the thickness that I wanted for the drawers.

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Posted: 06/15/21 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ended up with a bunch of thin pieces looking like this.....



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You may ask, why did I not set the fence 1/32" from the saw blade and then not have to move the fence after each cut?

I do not like cutting strips that thin, between the saw blade and fence.

I have done it a few times, but I really don't feel all that comfortable doing it.

As such, I felt more comfortable this way, as the 1/32" piece would not be "trapped" between the blade and fence.

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Posted: 06/15/21 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I added glue to the top of 3 of the drawer fronts. Yes, I wiped off the excess before putting the walnut on there.



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Posted: 06/15/21 09:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At this point, I added a drawer on top for pressure across the top, and secured them with a few clamps, waiting for the glue to dry.



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I should be able to do more than 3 at a time, but this is what I did tonight to get started.

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Posted: 06/16/21 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pulled out my Titebond 3 and an acid brush from Harbor Freight and began to glue more walnut onto the drawers tonight.



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Posted: 06/16/21 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are some more drawers glued up. On these, both the top of one drawer, and the bottom of the next now have walnut on them.

The only ones here with no walnut, is the top of the top drawer, and the bottom of the bottom drawer.



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