|Photo from LAP website
While I have no plans (at least not right now) to build any of the three projects from the book, I wanted to create a Sketchup model of the Chest of Drawers in case I decided to try it later. Working on this model off and on for a few months, I used the Chris' descriptions (not the ones from the original text) in the book to guide me and when things were unclear I was helped by the book's many photos.
|Joiner and Cabinet Maker's Chest of Drawers
One difference concerns how the back is let in to the case. In my model, the rear-most of the three top rails (that are joined to the sides with half-blind dovetails) is flush with the bottom of the rabbet cut in the sides. In the LAP model, this rear-most top rail is flush with the back edge of the sides and has a rabbet of its own to accept the back. Pics from the book show I have the top rail position right, but that leaves the frame and panel back flush with the top of the rail - not let in to something.
|Upper left of back of chest
|LAP file, top removed to show top rails and front to back pieces
|LAP file, underside of chest looking at inside foot detail
|Foot glue block detail showing orientation of each piece
If I can figure out how to attach a Sketchup file to this post I'll do it. Otherwise, you can contact me. I'm not sure how to keep 'net anonymity (so that nobody gets their e-mail address stolen) when contacting. Any suggestions?
EDIT 27-May-2016: There's no way to attach the file to the blog post, so I've added a "Contact Me" button on the blog. You can send me a message and I'll reply via e-mail with the Sketchup file.