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stuartpaul

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This is my first time posting photos so be gentle with me!!

This started life as a 3 drawer 'box'. 3 drawers with a box on top all from 'scrap' teak a friend got from a boatyard.

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All going well, - if I counted the number of hours involved heaven knows what it would all come to.

On the homeward stretch and took my eye off the ball as they say and measured once, cut once regretted ever since.

The drawers were made a fraction oversize with the intention of trimming at the end. Well I trimmed and as you might guess took too much off.

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SWMBO says it isn't too bad, I feel like its a major disaster given the hours I've put into it and if I can't make it 'presentable' probably won't finish it.

I've got a couple of ideas. One is to insert a sort of fillet piece like this (exagerated for clarity):

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Some tricky cutting but if I can achieve good results I'm prepared to give it a go. Other options include lipping all round the drawer front (possibly in contrasting wood?) or adding to the log pile.

Any suggestions to save my sanity? I don't want to cut the drawer front off and start again as I doubt I could recreate the same router settings etc and afraid it would stick out like a very sore thumb.
 

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Could you not take off the bottom moulding then plane the thickness of the sides down & shorten the other draws to match.

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how about cutting them all to the same size, then putting a piece of beading around all of them, it could be flush, but would solve the problem.
paul :wink:
 

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i would cut them all back to suit. Most drawer units have the fronts set in slightly from the face of the ends, so that drawer is actually correct :wink:

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engineer one":24flemrz said:
how about cutting them all to the same size, then putting a piece of beading around all of them, it could be flush, but would solve the problem.
paul :wink:

got to admit this is the way i would go :D but all in all you have made a good job of the rest of the case and would be a shame not to finished it i do the same sort of thing i forget about the thickness of the saw blade so your not alone

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Thanks for the replies, - all useful stuff.

If I go for beading (most tempted route) what sort of profile? I'd thought about something similar to the old cock beading but wonder if that would make the drawers too different from the box.

Alternatively just use a plain square edged lipping, - maybe with some ebony to accent it?

I have thought about contrasting timber (I could then inlay elsewhere) but couldn't decide a good contrast for teak.

Any further suggestions?
 

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Stuart

As mentioned cutting back the other drawers is one way to go, then if you just round off the edge of the frame withsand paper it should look ok. The only p[roblem with going down that route is that the top which is a false drawer might look out of context, if it is then you could cut that back as well to match the drawers.
 
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What a shame :cry:

I would go for cutting all nback and making it part of the design as my first choice and round-nosed beading as the second
 

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Teak, eh?

If I remember rightly, Norm was afraid to run the stuff through his thicknesser and instead spent many, many hours 'thicknessing' the teak through one of those giant sanding machines he's so bloomin' lucky to have (it looks bigger than my workshop!!).

So, how did you do it? Are your planer knives still intact?? :?
 

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I will have to admit to preferring flush edges so it looks like a case of applying some beading to all three drawers.

Still wondering if a contrasting timber will do the job but can't make up my mind what to use. I suppose the biggest contrast would come from something like beech (I've got some of that!) but it might be safer to use teak.

If I round over the beading (my first thought) then the false drawer (the box) may look out of place unless treated the same and given the state of construction this will be difficult. In effect I think it will have to be simple planted strips all round (box as well) to balance it all out.

Olly,

Planer knives are fine, - lots of fine cuts rather than any big ones!!
 

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