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Installing the dividers
A frustrating Sunday:
I began installing the horizontal divider/drawer blade, and my
spatial confusion (or lack of concentration) kicked in. In went the
divider ... upside down! Well, fortunately it jammed half-way and
could not be glued in ...
Knocking it out, however, caused the rear section of the panel (it is made of three boards) to break off. It was glued back again, but the panel needed to dry before starting again, and so I lost my Sunday afternoon. This table is destined for the Perth Wood Show at the start of August, and I am already battling with time as weekends are generally all that are available for woodworking.
Fortunately, I had this afternoon (Monday) off from my practice, and had a couple of hours to try and catch up a little.
The glue dried, and the panel was fine. It was sanded to 240 grit, and then installed. Ditto the side dividers. All went smoothly ... all lined up and everything is square. Clearly I have been a good boy
The reason why the table is termed "Harlequin" is that the drawers will be a mix of different timbers: Black Walnut (x3), Figured Hard Maple (x2) (both from the USA), and Tasmanian Blue Gum (x3) (which is local, of course).
The drawer fronts all curve, and I spent the last part of the afternoon cutting out the Walnut blanks. This will give you an idea of the effect ..
Regards from Perth