Three drawer chest and table

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    Ken Kilby
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    I made this to organize all my drilling tools and bit brace accessories which were previously kept scattered about. Maybe a little over the top for shop furniture. All poplar except for Baltic birch plywood drawer bottoms and the back of the chest.
    It was a fun project to build.

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    Matt McGrane
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    Looks very nicely done! And the mitered dovetail in the upper chest is very cool – something I’ve never tried.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #727068
    Ken Kilby
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    The mitered dovetail isn’t hard to do. There are a few different ways to lay it out. I would recommend making a couple of test pieces first if you have any trouble visualizing how it works, like I did to start.

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    Darren
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    Nice!

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    peter marshall
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    Nicely done , and looks very useful . I like how you matched the drawer size in the table and cabinet ..

    #727202
    Colin Scowen
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    Impressive. I have only ever used mitered dovetails when I am making boxes with sliding lids. I think it just looks neater. Did you have much trouble fitting the miters? My first ones were very patiently pared with a chisel, I have yet to try the ‘sawing down the joint’ method. How did you do the drawer runners?
    I like that the drawer units width matches to the inside width of the table legs (even if that wasn’t deliberate, always say that it was 🙂 ). I made a table for a tv that was designed so that the outside of the tv and the outside of the legs were all on the same line. It looks even better now that it’s aged a couple of years.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

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    Ken Kilby
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    I plowed a groove in the drawer sides and then fit runners into a stopped dado in the case sides. Did the drawers first and stacked them into the case so I could use those grooves to locate the dados in the case.

    Sawing between the mitered surfaces works real nice.

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