Archive for December, 2015

NBSS Week 14 – Final fitting of the shaker night stand drawer, attaching the top, final surface preparation for finishing, and a primer on milk paint and shellac

This week began with the final drawer fitment of the shaker night stand. We began the process by hand planing the 2 sides and the back free all of surface machine marks. For many, just this little bit of material removal created enough clearance for the drawer to fit tight within the drawer opening. Once […]

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NBSS Week 13 – Shaker nightstand drawer bottom, making the top, gluing up the toolbox carcass and a lecture on wooden toys and puzzles

We jumped right in this week continuing our drawer construction for the shaker nightstand. Last week we cut the grooves for the drawer bottom so Monday and Tuesday we learned how to construct and fit that bottom.

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NBSS Week 12 – Making the drawer for the Shaker night stand, cutting stopped dado’s in the toolbox, and a lecture on mirrors

This week was a short 3-day week for us that started out with a lecture on fitting the drawer front for our shaker nightstand. After lecture we began the process by first cutting the drawer front blank to a wee bit over the measured height of the drawer opening and also cutting one edge square. […]

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