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  1. Drawers are all dovetailed. I started to route the grooves for the bottoms but it got to late to run the router and I stopped for the night. Pic of most of the waste. I swept up some earlier but it gives you a size comparison vs a gripper. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. Five out of seven drawers are dovetailed. Almost there! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  3. Drawers cut to fit. Most are tight and will fine tune once completed. I am extremely happy with the alignment of the drawers!! Now to my current state. I am dovetailing the drawers by hand. I had planned to use a friend's Omni jig but plans change. The fronts are halfbblinds while the rears are through dovetails. My first set of rears I am not impressed with. The second set is better. The front half blinds turned out well but I cracked the front and had to glue it back. Hopefully it hides well. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. With the carcass done it was time to move on to the drawers. I found a big piece of ambrosia maple to use...I think it is anyways. There were two large cracks that needed to be filled as they were right in the middle of a drawer. I used black epoxy to help blend it in with the spalting of the wood. This worked incredibly well. I then laid out the drawer fronts. I decided to cut away the pieces that the dividers occupy instead of cutting one line and making that the edges of the drawers. This gave me room to cut as the board was not straight, planed, or jointed. I used registration marks to make sure the drawers stayed in line. I transfered those lines toy cross cut sled when I cut the final sizes down. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  5. After cutting the front edges down this exposed a mistake I caught earlier before it got worse. I mis lined a mortise and cut too close to the edge. I stopped myself and corrected it but the damage was done. To fix it I took the off cuts from cutting the front edge off and made small strips. I put super glue in the hole and bent the strips into the hole. This makes it look close to a knot and not a hole. No one will even notice it but it is front and center for me to see. Once that was fixed I put a seal coat of shellac on. I then epoxied the ends together. Once that was dry I epoxied the rest together. The drawer runners are not glued in and I don't think I will either. While that cured I rough cut the lumber for the drawers. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  6. I made new rear panels (quick...guess which ones) and the are held in place with the previously cut groove. They are thicler than the groove so they needed a slight rabbit on the back. The panels are locked in with each other with a ship lap joint. A small chamfer on the edges gives depth and hides any alignment imperfections. I chose the side panels from the nicest figured and colored pieces I had. While not all the same they look good together. Next I cut the front pieces down to give depth to the piece. You can now see shadow lines and puts them on a different plane than the legs. I really liked this detail. A quick left chamfer on the bottom helps to keep from getting any tear out when being moved. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  7. The vertical divider required me to cut a notch in the horizontal rail. A whole lot of measuring before I actually cut these. Pic showing one of the drawer runners and their tenons. Next it was on the panels. I resawed 4/4 boards on the band saw and book matched them. This is where you can never have too many clamps. [emoji16] About here is where I realized 2 of my back panels were too short. I rough cut them to length of the side dimensions and not the rear. This made me scramble looking for off cuts of mine to use for new panels. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  8. After the grooves were cut I put a taper on the legs. I used a router jig and flush cut bit for this. I cleaned the pieces up on the jointer. Up next was the top rails. The tops of the legs needed a groove cut out to accept the joinery for the top rails. Table saw made quick work for both the legs and the rails. Once that was cut I rough cut out the curve on the band saw. I finished it up with a drill press drum sander and then a card scraper. Next were the vertical dividers. There is a large one that runs from the bottom to the top down the middle as well as two smaller ones for the top row of drawers. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  9. With the rear joint pieces cut out either by router or table saw it was time to focus on the front mortises. A lot of these were dual tenons as well. See second pic for all the white! This didn't even include the top rails which added even more! A drill press made pretty short work of hogging out the waste. The rest was all chisel work. After those were done I mathed out the placement of the groove for the panels to fit in to. I nailed it on the first try and was extremely happy. The side panels were actually two panels with a divider. I again used the drill press to hog out the mortise, chiseled it, and fit the tenon from the table saw. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. With the legs partially done, more work needed to be completed at a later step, it was time to focus on the horizontal rails, front and rear. These needed dual tenons to fit into the dual mortises. I cut them on the table saw. The white part shows what was cut off. I accidentally made the two middle front dividers too short front to back and had to add a piece to the rear. I glued them up and flush trimmed them on the router table. I then cut them to the correct dimensions. Worked really well and got to use scraps up. To cut out the half lap style joints for the rear dividers to hold the drawer slides on I used a router template to hog out the waste. I then chiseled the edges square. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. After completing my son's bedroom set it was time to turn to my daughters set. They currently share a room until my youngest is able to sleep through the night. Then the boys will share. I decided to make her set out of walnut with ambrosia maple. I found some nice pieces of walnut from a local Sawyer for a really good price. The plans for this project are available from www.fineWoodworking.com First I had to pick out the lumber and rough cut it to size on the band saw, jig saw, and circular saw. Non square boards shouldnt be cut down on a table saw due to kickback and binding. There are A LOT or mortise and tenons in this build and decided to do them by hand/drill press/ and router table. I don't have a hollow chisel mortiser. This went surprisingly quick. I did manage to mess up and place a mortise where I didn't need it. I took a piece of scrap, oriented it in the same grain direction, and rounded over the edges. Once glued in I planed it down and was virtually gone from sight. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks! I need to start a new thread for my current bedroom set build for my daughter. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  13. Depending on what you are doing it can be though. I use my band saw a lot for stopped cuts like box joints. If the table isn't square to the blade it will cut deeper either on the bottom or top compared to the other side. What saw do you have? Does the instructions tell you how to do it and it just isn't working? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. A lot of people me included use the microjig dovetail clamps to secure a sacrificial fence. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  15. Link to my miter station build thread. I don't believe I put exact dimensions in the thread but I can get them for you. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14042-miter-station-build/&share_tid=14042&share_fid=3816&share_type=t Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  16. rrich1

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    Bosch has their circular saw that won't accept the core battery without a retrofit. I think the idea of such large batteries were not on their radar when these tools were designed years ago. Most they were thinking of going smaller and more portable . Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  17. Yep. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  18. Oh there is not doubt about me using it often. Lol. I actually haven't used it yet but have had it a few weeks. I just got the domino systainer set the other day with the different sized cutters. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  19. It's definitely a tool that isn't needed but very helpful and time saving. There are still plenty of times were I will make traditional mortise and tenons (like on my dresser build). It helped a lot in panel glue ups I did previously. So I am looking forward to that. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  20. [emoji1787]. Some type of joinery machine [emoji848] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  21. Uh oh Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  22. New garage fan from Menards. Very powerful. I put it on low and still feel it across the garage. Already been using it during my hand planing. [emoji23] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  23. I saw you had gotten one. Haven't had a chance to use mine yet. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  24. Got 2 more 12" Yost parallel clamps and a drill press spindle sanding kit. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  25. Got the rockler dust right expandable hose a d dust right fittings. Should make going from one machine to another easier. Also got a dfm tool works dowel plate. I've actually used dowels in quite a bit of my projects. Will be nice to use wood that matches. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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