HB Hobby Tansu #1-Part 12

hb_hobby_tansu-000-sht1of2It took a week longer than planned, but…all of the drawers are finally built and fitted.  Heck I’ve even started adding the decorative details to them.  First and foremost is the bead detail.  I can easily create a nice sharp corner on pine, but I learned long ago that expecting that sharp corner to survive was pure folly.  The bead detail prevents chipping and also does a good job of hiding the inevitable dents and dings.  Plus, I think it looks pretty snazzy.

I added a little Hillbilly Inlay to the large side drawer.  Hey, it’s what I do.  I also stamped in a little texture as well.  I’ll take the wood burner to those areas so that they will have the same look as the inset handles.


I added a removable divider to one of the smallest drawers.  Nothing special. just a functional addition.  I may fit diagonal dividers to this drawer as well.  Again, simply for the added utility.


With a little luck, all of the construction should be completed by the close of business tomorrow.  Then I’ll tackle the uzukuri finish.

Part 11 Greg Merritt Part 13

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4 Responses to HB Hobby Tansu #1-Part 12

  1. paul6000000 says:

    This is turning out great. Very crisp and well proportioned. Are you still using the same edge beading technique (screw head on a fence for long grain and knife/chisel on the ends)? It looks like you’ve got that down pat.

    • Greg Merritt says:

      Thanks Paul. Yep, same beading technique. It works really well and I see no reason to change. At least with softwood. If I tackle any hardwood drawer fronts I’ll probably switch to a scratch stock.

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