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Hillbilly Mini Tansu-Progress 6

I’ve made drawers.  Not a lot, but several.  I actually enjoy making them and look forward to that step in the build process.  Up to this point all of my drawers were built with standard stock thicknesses,  3/4″ fronts and … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Mini Tansu-Progress 5

Slow and steady best describes my progress thus far.  Which is a good thing, I think.  There is absolutely no reason for me to be in a hurry and the process is much more enjoyable with the slower pace.  I’m … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Mini Tansu-Progress 3

Work, weather and family obligations have kept me out of the shop all week.  I finally caught a break today and managed a few hours in the shop. Nothing ground breaking was accomplished though.  Since the glue-up of the carcass … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Mini Tansu-Progress 2

With the temperature in the single digits and the wind chill causing it to dip below zero, it took a few hours of running the space heater to obtain a reasonable bit of warmth in the shop.  I was able … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Mini Tansu-Progress 1

In my ongoing pursuit to develop a few key designs from which to work with, I have come up with this little cabinet.  Which continues my tansu theme.  Being that this is a basic square there are several configuration possibilities. … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #2-Progress 12

I began the weekend by finishing the fitting of all of the drawer frames.  I must say that leaving the bottoms out for now has been a very good way to go.  It has been much easier to work on … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-10

I took a day of vacation today so that I could squeeze out a four-day weekend with Monday’s holiday.  Today’s plans included only two things.  Install the handles and build the sliding doors for the HB Tansu.  Simple and easy….not so much. … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-9

All the drawers are fitted, the bead detail is applied, have an initial coat of finish and the knotted pulls are installed.  Not much to report as to the process.  Just more of the same that was involved in drawer no.1. … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-8

I wasn’t completely satisfied with the joinery at the rear of my first drawer.  I spent most of Friday evening trying to come up with a better layout.  I also wanted to make assembling the drawer easier.  The pegging system … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-7

As of today I’ve built a grand total of (7) drawers in my woodworking “career”.  Feel free to take a moment and let the magnitude of that number fully sink in.  OK, I know that is pretty damn pitiful, but … Continue reading

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