Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'plan'.
Found 7 results
Plank that is 4/4 x 13" x 49" ? Maybe a Five Drawer Chest of Drawers? Two of the "five" would be half width drawers at the top. Frame and panel sides....raised panels. I have a decent supply of 4/4 Maple I cut rip to make the four posts....have a supply of 3/4" for the panels and drawer fronts...plenty ( I hope ) of thinner Poplar for drawer sides. May buy a sheet of 1/4" plywood for the bottoms of the drawers....and the back of the case.. May add some of the Black Walnut as edging for the top? maybe use it as the "dividers" between the drawers? 7 bf should be enough? Primary wood will be that Curly Maple I have just sitting around.... Moral of this post? Painkiller induced naps produce some wild dreams... As soon as I can draw again with this bad thumb. I may do a few drawings to work from...IF anyone wants to see them..
"Of course I have Plan.." Or so Boris always said. I took the time out today to do a bit of drawing on paper, using a pen and a straightedge. Resting the knee, of course. Anyway, I start with a few lines.. What you see here is the front edge of the corner post. The horizontal lines are webframes, with a face frame attached. . I will be using a couple 1x8 x8' planks to make the bottom two drawers. So that is where the 7-1/2" comes from. Face frames are dovetailed into the corner posts. Hashed lines show where the webframes sit behind the face frame. That little square is a Kicker, I add two to the undside of the bottom frame, and one in the middle of each webframe above it. After a while of doddling.. I come up with this...mess More to find out how long to cut the corner posts, and to get the spacings for the drawers. I also have to get a couple 1 x6 x8' planks, and a 1x4 x8' or two. Top will be a 4 /4 frame, with a plywood insert. I get one drawer out of each 1 x plank, and then add a 1/4" plywood bottom. All of this, to find out what size to cut four 4/4 x 3" posts. ( 42-1/2" long) So...about the sides these posts will make? Well, I mitre cut the foot. The Horizontal here is a rail/stile (?) that will connect the front and back posts at each spot where a webframe will be on the inside. I intend to use the sash cutter on the Stanley 45 to make a molded edge on the outside of both the stiles and rails. It will also give me a rebate on the inside. I can then add a plywood panel into the rebates. About five panels on each side. A tenon will connect into a mortise, the tenon on each end of the cross piece, and the mortise into the corner post. Page two also shows a few details of the webframes... Center piece is a kicker, to keep drawers from tipping down. Counter bores for screws, I can attach each webframe to a side with two screws. I can then come back after the case is squared up with a back, and add the face frame pieces. Dovetails on each end, and a line of glue to attach to the webframes. . Long time ago, IF I have all the lumber on hand in the old two car garage workshop on a Saturday morning.....by supper time that night, a chest of drawers would be completed, awaiting a finish on Sunday. Might take just a wee bit longer, now?
Start with a length of 1x6 pine. You will need two of these front legs.. I use a 3/8" roundover bit for the outside edges. You will need two for the back legs, as well. I use a 3/8" drill to make cutting that one curved spot a bit smoother. Again, chose one face for the "outside" and round it over. The reason for using a 1x6? Is because of the "body" . Curve at the front of the neck is a 3/8" drill bit, behind the neck I use a 1/4" drill bit. These necks have a bad habit of snapping. The notch to hold the Antler piece is sized to the thickness of the antler piece. Speaking of which.. Max the Wonder Pup decided to chew one tine. It is supposed to match the other long tine. Notch matches the thickness of the body. This and the body get a round-over on both faces. A few more looks at the body? That "tail is about a 1" diameter circle. Right on the tip of the nose...it should be a flat spot to glue the red fuzzy ball for the red nose. Squares on this grid are at 1" intervals. Wasn't sure IF anyone can do a file of some sort, to print these out. Legs get a spot of glue and two 1" finish nails. Had a lot of trouble separating them from the body. Used to use a "golden oak " stain for the body, and a dark walnut for the antlers. When done and a big red bow glued in place.. Should look like these two in front. The fun part is when you attach the legs, as they are what the reindeer sits on, they need to be in-line with the bottom edge of the body, no rocking allowed.. I do they with a narrow "scrolling" (1/8) blade on the bandsaw. A scrollsaw could be used. Any questions? be sure to ask...
Woodcraft has a delightful free tutorial to build a Little Library, not only is the plan wonderful, but the concept is awesome. I love small grass roots community driven ideas. This one is really cool. Click on Little Free Library
Who We Are
We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our American veterans and active duty, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. Join us now!
Of course just like most online woodworking communities we are centralized in the arts, crafts, and trades that are woodworking. But, we have another focus in our Patriot Woodworker community, we are the only woodworking community that was founded on our care and concern for our disabled veterans.
The Patriot Woodworkers are an all volunteer community, from the staff and hosts who run our online woodworking community to the members who frequent our forums, you'll find volunteers in all of us. We are not on a payroll, unless you consider the spiritual rewards gained from volunteering, as compensation.
One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor.