Popular Woodworking 2009-06 № 176, страница 21

Popular Woodworking 2009-06 № 176, страница 21

l i s the modern Joiner's dilemma. An old house over in the next county has missing mouldings on the mantel, a kicked-in panel on a bedroom door and seven sash with rotted rails. The question is. Do you lug your full tool chest to the sue, or do you pick your ptanesand pat k them in a satchel? The bigchest needs four men to move it, and the satchel is a jumble. What you need, of course, is something midsized - you need a chest for the road.

This midsized chest Is also a midsized chalkngf. The sidcsare common throu^t-dovetails. but the skirt requiresa few variations that will bringyour dovetailing skills up a notch.

Equally important as the dovetails are the interlockinggrooves - grooves that jcin the bottom into the skirt, the skirt into the broad sides and the panel into the frame of the lid. Even the miter-shouldered bride joints in the corners of the lid are just over

grown tonguc-and-groove joints. The keystone to this chest is the interlock that joins the skirl to the sides. The skirl itself adds depth to the chest - without your having to glue up your stock edge-to-edge. With the narrower boards available these days, a deep dovetailed chest is usually made up from t wo or more boa rds glued edge to edge lo make oik brood one. But even when the joints are well executed, the built-up look of the sides is alwaysdisturbing.

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BY ROY UNDERHlU

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