Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest
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<p>I couldn't leave well enough alone...</p><p>I got in an abandoned Gerstner box with no drawers at all.&nbsp; However, side runner strips are all there -- and this for me takes away much of the mental overload of planning drawers.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The dark old carcass sides/top are now planed to fresher (but still 'torrefied', as they describe aged guitars) wood.&nbsp; &nbsp; I'm starting with a post-board storyboard and I have selected a slab of nice QS oak to serve for the new drawer fronts.</p><p><br></p><p>Spoiler alert:&nbsp; &nbsp;NO dovetails planned here....&nbsp; &nbsp;Maybe for another job where I don't have side runners and grooves and such to worry about....</p><p><br></p><p>
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    <br></p><p><br></p><p>Happy Woodworking,</p><p>Chris</p><p><br></p>
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#12
  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
<p>Chris, looks like a great project.&nbsp; I wouild be willing to work with you on the project if you could use help with the dovetailing (Chris and I live in the same area).&nbsp; I'm not sure what the original drawer construction details were, but it should be easy to find out.</p><p><br></p><p>Mike</p>
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  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
<p>Hi Mike !</p><p><br></p><p>I'll send you a PM.&nbsp; &nbsp;While the original Gerstner&nbsp;drawers were always side-hung &amp;&nbsp;&nbsp;lock-rabbet joint types...</p><p><br></p><p>https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/locking-rabbet-joints/<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>If you're feeling especially creative,&nbsp; I've got enough going on with other hobbies and busted cars,&nbsp;that I could entertain some help <img src="https://www.forums.woodnet.net/images/graemlins/yellowsmile.gif" data-sceditor-emoticon="
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  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
I've had some input from Mike on dovetails vs. locking rabbet joints, and I'm still waffling on that decision.  In any case, I needed some grooved stock for drawer sides, so I took an excursion to the "all in one" table saw:

   

I've now got enough stuff for drawer fronts / backs / sides, after more resawing.  That's a nice warm feeling:

   

The "all in one tool" is now put back to watch-tinkering (often watch-destroying in my case)!

   

Have a great weekend,
Chris
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  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
For the drawer corner joints,  I decided for the locking rabbets over dovetails, among other reasons, because they can facilitate last-minute vertical alignment changes.   I will probably need to do just that sort of tweaking here, more times than not.

And, just a lot of this sort of stuff coming up:

   

   


More later!

Chris
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  Re: RE: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I've had some input ...)
(10-02-2021, 08:37 AM)C. in Indy Wrote: I've had some input from Mike on dovetails vs. locking rabbet joints, and I'm still waffling on that decision.  In any case, I needed some grooved stock for drawer sides, so I took an excursion to the "all in one" table saw:



I've now got enough stuff for drawer fronts / backs / sides, after more resawing.  That's a nice warm feeling:



The "all in one tool" is now put back to watch-tinkering (often watch-destroying in my case)!



Have a great weekend,
Chris

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"Life is too short for bad tools.".-- Pedder 7/22/11
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  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
Yeap,  the Shopsmith is sometimes only a power stropper, but other times it does heavy work
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Time for a break!  Enough front-face joints are tried out to give a feeling of progress.   After further work, one of my favorite things is to "whittle down" drawers with saws and block planes.


   
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I like what you are doing there and think that the machined joints are actually more in keeping with the whole project.  Since you have the watch-tinkering interest also, why not just devote this entire cabinet to that pursuit?  I know I would be lost without my cab that holds all of my small crap for sharpening, drafting, measuring, etc.  I feel stroingly that a well-constructed wood cabinet is hands-down superior to the red stacking tool chests that we all have in terms of UX.  I think I might redo my fabric-store felt drawer liners with the stuff that Gerstner sells.  Felt helps to make things stay in place.
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  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
Mike --  Oh yeah, that Gerstner OEM felt is something else!  I have a few remnants and it's like a royal cloak.  I'll probably get more in the near future.  They ***** a lot of yardage of cloth when you order.

Regarding DT's:   No dovetails as promised, but some "Darn Thin" Baltic Birch has been acquired for a few of the drawer-bottoms on the thinnest drawers.   I'm choosing a ply bottom so that the whole drawer will be able to be lock-glued when ready, with no need for sliding parts.

I got in a few more minutes and was able to join-up the first drawer.   Once this is all doubly checked and trimmed to fit, it will contain more "story board" dimensions for the depths of the remaining drawers.   So, it's a lot of mental planning up front, hopefully to be following by rote cut & paste operations later on...

Chris

   
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  Re: Story Board to help with a derelict Tool Chest by C. in Indy (I couldn't leave ...)
It's a slow boat,  but 4 drawers fully fitted now.   I am pretty sure I'll work in some sort of accent beads on these at the end.   It's fun to say all drawer fronts and backs came from one board
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