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fulltimin

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Posted: 06/16/21 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here you can see on the right hand side, (the back of the drawers), I have shims to make sure the drawers are level at the front before I clamp them.



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

And the beat goes on.... and the beat goes on....



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With these glued up, out of 24 tops and bottoms, only 5 more need ot be glued. Wahoo!!

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Posted: 06/16/21 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here you can see the difference between the thickness of the walnut that I am gluing to the plywood - (red arrow) - and the thickness of the face layer of the 1/2" plywood.

Cool, huh? Lol.



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I am 'assuming' you will be putting black walnut veneer on the drawer fronts? Curious how you will be cutting that wide veneer?


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Well here we are fulltimin, four years to the day and your still at it. I’m not sure if I should congratulate you or not, but I sure admire your persistence lol!

My hats off to you.

I’m on page one, and I can’t believe I’m still with you on this. But I am, and will be till the bitter end, whenever that is. Can’t give up now.

I guess I’ll just wish you luck in getting it finished in time to use, and enjoy it for a few years.

Carry on.


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Posted: 06/17/21 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

zigzagrv wrote:

I am 'assuming' you will be putting black walnut veneer on the drawer fronts? Curious how you will be cutting that wide veneer?




I don't plan on completely covering the fronts, but just a portion, so we have a little contrast on the drawer fronts. Some black walnut, and some maple.

With the table saw, I could cut about 3" on each side for a total of 6" of height. I could also cut about 6-7" on the bandsaw and then either sand or plane it. Might have to go a little thicker than 1/32" thick though, IF I was planning on covering the entire front.

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nohurry wrote:

Well here we are fulltimin, four years to the day and your still at it. I’m not sure if I should congratulate you or not, but I sure admire your persistence lol!

My hats off to you.

I’m on page one, and I can’t believe I’m still with you on this. But I am, and will be till the bitter end, whenever that is. Can’t give up now.

I guess I’ll just wish you luck in getting it finished in time to use, and enjoy it for a few years.

Carry on.




Probably just not smart enough to know when to quit. Lol.

Seriously though, it's much easier to keep going if I just concentrate on "what can I do today", as opposed to "everything that needs to be done".

Thank you for following, and hopefully I'll be able to ramp up the amount of work getting done on a daily basis, shortly.

Still will be some surprises to come - as in - "this guy's crazy".

Actually, I think some of this build will work better for us in the long run, but we'll see. If we don't fully like it, we can change it down the road.

As you have seen during this adventure, the vast majority of this has been done with the Ryobi cordless, portable power tools.

To me, many times, technique will accomplish more, than just having all the newest and greatest machinery, and not know how to use them. Then again, that's just my thinking.

Thanks for hanging in there.

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nohurry wrote:

Well here we are fulltimin, four years to the day and your still at it. I’m not sure if I should congratulate you or not, but I sure admire your persistence lol!

My hats off to you.

I’m on page one, and I can’t believe I’m still with you on this. But I am, and will be till the bitter end, whenever that is. Can’t give up now.

I guess I’ll just wish you luck in getting it finished in time to use, and enjoy it for a few years.

Carry on.


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Posted: 06/17/21 10:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glued some more drawers today, both top and bottom walnut pieces.



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I now have the last 5 of those glued on to the plywood.

Next will be to glue the sides on.

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magik235 wrote:

nohurry wrote:

Well here we are fulltimin, four years to the day and your still at it. I’m not sure if I should congratulate you or not, but I sure admire your persistence lol!

My hats off to you.

I’m on page one, and I can’t believe I’m still with you on this. But I am, and will be till the bitter end, whenever that is. Can’t give up now.

I guess I’ll just wish you luck in getting it finished in time to use, and enjoy it for a few years.

Carry on.


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