|State of this project for nearly three years.|
It's just that there always seems to be something more important to work on.
Now that I am in between projects, I vowed I am going to finish this freaking thing before I start anything else. Man, do I want to start something else!
Don't get me wrong, this is a fun project, and I have yet to run into any problems with it that I am unsure of what to do next. Also, we really need this piece in our house. It is a really nice design!
I guess the only way to jump back in the saddle is just to buck up and do it. First up, I'll finish the panel I glued up for the top. I can't believe it is still straight!
|A perfect use for my panel gauge.|
I have been playing a lot lately with my #4 bench plane. It is a Sargent #409, and is nothing special. However, I feel like I have finally dialed in what I should be doing with the chipbreaker to get the best results.
|Smoothing with my Sargent bench plane.|
I really like that it's versatility. This board had last been scrubbed with some kind of jack plane to thickness. The surface was pretty rough. I started with a fairly deep cut using the smoother to take out the humps and the worst of the tear out.
|Using a heavy cut, tear out like this didn't last long.|
|I wish you could see the sheen on this just from the plane.|
|The chamfer I did with the #4, except I used my block plane on the short edge.|
|Necessity is the mother of invention.|
I used my block plane and some careful work with the chisel for these chamfers. They are small enough where it is difficult to see them, but they sure can be felt.
|Funny shavings making chamfers here.|
|All that is left is to complete the drawer and apply finish.|
|You can really see which parts are newly planed.|