|Small drawer parts. Ready to go.|
|Assembled and ready for glue.|
I managed to save myself some money and I got to use up this sheet of masonite I had bought to make the top for my workshop cabinets. I needed a backer for the bottom of my bit drawers, and since I didn't want to buy a sheet of 1/4" plywood, I just went to my scrap sheet of masonite and cut the drawer bottoms out of that.
After putting together the small drawers, I went to work on the larger drawers. I built those using locking rabbet joinery for the drawer fronts, just like my other cabinet. Having practiced making them before, this time the process was much faster and I experienced a lot less headache, except of course for the fact that I made two of the same side for one of my drawers, so I had to sacrifice a little more plywood than I originally wanted to. In time, I'm going to get better at that so I don't waste more wood.
|Everything fits. I guess I do know how to measure.|
|Larger drawers clamped up.|
|All the drawers are done. Now on to the top.|
I'm obviously not Norm, so getting this done in 2 days would have been asking a bit too much of my skills. Like my workbench, I've been learning tons about how to do this, and I can definitely say this worked out better than my bench did, and there are a lot of procedures I've learned along the way that really makes life easier.
If all goes well, I can probably assemble the top tomorrow and with some luck/hope, I can get things worked up and laid out properly. I have to work on the fence too, so I might start that first because I think that may work out better and quicker than laying out the top.