I’ve got the “innerds” in for the lid support. It is basically a vertical slide that supports the fall front. You will note I created a space between the runners, this is done so a “stop” can be attached to the slide and the space between the upper and lower guides proved a “slot for it to run in, always make sure you have enough travel to be able to extend the slide enough to support the lids.
Another thing, I oiled the inside of the case and the runners before I installed them. I want some finish in there and it will be hard to get to after assembly. Despite what the “tabloids” say and all the experts, you need to finish both sides and that’s just a fact. I have decided to use Waterlox on this desk and the next two pieces, the step back and the seed press.
I also finished the drawer fronts and put them on and all the drawers are squared away. Note how nice and flat to the case they fit and note the mirror image grain, it’s all in the details.
I had noticed that Woodcraft had put some forstner bits on sale, I use them a lot and their about impossible to sharpen, and mine were, let’s just say “a might worn.” I got a set, $40.00, half off and while that’s a really good deal, the performance is super. I’ve got more expensive but I can’t say that they are any better. Super nice case as well. Just wanted to let you know.
Told you yesterday that I was heading to the mill for some curly cherry, so Sherri’s gonna type while I ride.
Catch Ya Later