I know this isn't necessarily exciting news as almost everybody in this
group has probably done it many times over but this was my first one!
I have been puttering around as often as I could the past couple of
weeks just cutting and fitting dovetail joints together. I sucked it
up and went for all four corners this time and, holy cow, it actually
looks pretty damn good.
Well, it isn't really a drawer; it's the four side but I had to make it
all fit together. And it is El Cheapo 1/2" pine but, heck, it fits
Sure, everything doesn't fit together nice and tight--I didn't expect
pine to fit nicely. You can tell where I took off a little too much
wood and there is a bit of rip out between the pins and the tails but I
attribute much of that to the pine as it crushed pretty easily.
I admit I am not good with the chisel and I was getting anxious toward
the end and may have rushed things but, damn, it all fit. And
everything is square. And the tops all line up.
When I showed it to the wife she looked at it with a blank stare and
said, "Um, yeah, it's nice." My kids just said, "Eww! A square! Wow,
dad, you're talented." Sorry if this isn't newsworthy but I needed to
tell somebody and maybe, possibly, someone will appreciate this.