Today was not a good day in the shop.
I was going to do the final glue up on my table today. I stood one sub
assembly of legs on my bench and was about to dry fit the long aprons with
the drawer runner into the legs. This is what it looked like,
Notice how the skirt is a little narrow....
Opps, looks like I measured between the legs for the drawer runners whereas
I should have slipped the long aprons into the tennons and measured between
those for the length of the drawer runner.
Hmmmm.... What to do.
Hack out the runners with the sawzall. Since the runners were attached to
the long aprons with double biscuits, it wasn't hard to chisel apart the
joint and pare it flush to the apron.
I have it all cleaned up and now I have to remake the parts I cut out, 'cept
this time, a little longer ;).
Every neighbourhood has one, in mine I'm him.
I'm not sure why you glued the runners to the long aprons before glueing the
aprons to the legs?
I actually don't glue in the drawer runners until the entire table is
finished and I know the runners are aligned properly. I even made a table
where the drawer runners were never glued down, they float in a groove in
the back and on a half lap on the front.
I used the same runner assemble for this table:
All three of those drawer runners are not glued in at this point. Tongue
and groove in the back and half lap in the front. Once the drawer was
assembled the runners were 'built up' and adjusted for a snug fit with the
This approach will never get you in your current situation.
Snippage of carnage. ;~)
Well 20/20 hind site is always better. Like Stoutman indicated, perhaps the
pieces you cut out should have been put in last after all the aprons were
properly fitted and glued into place.
Dave, whets up with your dust collector? LOL
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