|Dry fit of the facing box joins.|
It was then time to round the tenons edge so to make them smooth and soft. To do this the perfect tool was my mini Craftsman plane.
|My mini Craftsman plane was perfect |
to round the tenons.
I then used a piece of rolled sand paper to smooth out all edges.
|Right side of the drawer...|
|...Looks good to me, what about you Matt?|
After 30 minutes both side were rounded and the end result is satisfying.
|The drawer front.|
I am thinking to also round the edge of the drawer face and maybe to add a bead at the top and bottom of the face. Not sure for the bead though, I will try it on a scrap piece of wood to see how this would look.
I then started to cut the boards to make the drawer bottom. As discussed in my previous post I will make the bottom out of solid wood.
I used my Disston D8 to cut boards to length first. I cut the boards 1 inch longer so I can cut them again in case I am not cutting straight by hand.
|Using the Disston D8 to cut the boards to length.|
I must say that I am really amazed by this saw. Not only it is so sharp that sawing with it is like sawing butter, but also it is the first time I am able to saw straight to the line!
|Sawing straight to the line.|
And for those who may think I am cheating on this picture, here is the end result.
|Perfect (almost) cut!|
I bought this saw from Daryl Weir, it was not cheap but worth any penny I paid for it. I must say low hat mister Weir, you are a true master saw sharpener!
Now I have a bunch of board to resaw so to get two 1/2" board from each of them.
|I need to resaw this.|
And there is where is my problem now. I wanted to make this drawer only with hand tools so I tried to resaw one of these with another Disston D8 for rip cut, and I must confess it was a total disaster, true butchery, to the point where I doubt I could make it.
My problem is that I started to resaw without making a initial kerf all around the board, I guess (or let say I sincerely hope) that doing this will make it easier. At this point I don't have anything to make this kerf except a chisel and this would be time consuming so I am thinking to sell my soul to the dark side and resaw this on the table saw, but this does not make me happy. I may give it another try tomorrow if I dare.