|Drawer glued and in clamps|
After the drawers set up, I cleaned up the joints and applied a coat of shellac. The carcase got two coats and a coat of paste wax. When using shellac, if there is a pause between coats and I don't want the brush to harden, I wrap it in plastic wrap.
|Brush ready for another use|
|Glamour shot 1|
|Glamour shot 2|
|Blurry pic of chest with drawers in place|
One thing I'd been mulling over for a while was the pulls. I thought I'd just purchase some small wooden pulls, but I'd rather make something. After a short internet search, I decided to try something and it worked out great. I took a piece of 3/4" poplar dowel and put grooves on two sides with a round rasp.
|Poplar dowel with grooves top and bottom|
|Test pull in scrap board|
|Is it just me or do these look like little stormtrooper helmets?|
|Drawer pull glued in place|
|Thar' she blows!!!|
Great little project. Got to try many different things and learned a lot. Long line of dovetails, half-blind dovetails, 18th century drawer construction techniques, figuring out a new drawer pull. More fun than one guy should be allowed to have ...