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    G&G Inspired Chest of Drawers - Build Thread

    Those of you who have followed in the past know I can really milk a project. Hopefully, the sharing here will help me keep the tempo up. I have been struggling with a design for a G&G chest of drawers for my bedroom set and finally got the proportions, mechanics and design elements I want, to all live in harmony.

    The top drawers and several small details are missing from this drawing but, here is basically where I plan to end up. Walnut with ebony details using maple for secondary parts like the web frames and back panels. The pulls will be hand made but, the jury is still out on the final design.

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    The web frames will have dust panels so they must be grooved before I cut the half laps and glue them up. The router table makes this easy; the start and end marks will work for the long and short arms of the web frame so it is just a matter of going through the motions. I will do the lap joints and cut out the panels tomorrow as I think I may need to pick up some more ply . . .
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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-29-2011 at 04:37 AM.
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    I always enjoy your build threads Glenn.
    Looking forward to seeing this one come to life...

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    glenn how deep of a cut on those mortise's and was it in one pass?
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    Glenn, please stop. I'm 60 years old and don't expect to live long enough to catch up to where you are now. If you build this piece I will have to live to 100 to create anything as nice. Have pity.

    Rennie,
    According to your logic, I am going to have to live to be 175 years old. I don't think FWW can put up with that.

    Enjoy,
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    Gary,

    All of those beautiful drawers. You are a man after my own heart. Wow!

    Enjoy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    glenn how deep of a cut on those mortise's and was it in one pass?
    3/8" deep in three passes with 1/4" straight bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Glenn, please stop. I'm 60 years old and don't expect to live long enough to catch up to where you are now. If you build this piece I will have to live to 100 to create anything as nice. Have pity.
    And to think I was going to make a smarmy remark about how I cannot match the Rennie / Allen pace and beg folks to take it easy on me

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Gary, All of those beautiful drawers. You are a man after my own heart. Wow!
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    Psst, I am hoping Gary will do a nice post on his shop cabinets. They are really something to see.
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    gonna enjoy this thread alot. Alot.

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    A lap joint at every web frame corner turns into a lot of joints. I took some scrap plywood and made up one of these.

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    The opening's width dimension is taken from your stock width plus your template guide offset plus a bit to take you off the edge of the material and give you a nice clean shoulder.

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    The opening's length dimension is taken from your stock width (its a lap joint ) plus your template guide offset. I attached a stop block to assure repeated registration. Clamp it to your bench and route your little heart out.

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    Granted it is a one trick pony and freehand routing makes a bit of a mess but, it is quick and consistent.

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-07-2011 at 11:12 PM.
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