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Jeff L Headley

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6/4 Secondary
« on: June 15, 2016, 09:57:18 PM »
I order 6/4 poplar and have it resawn, resawed, or sawn in half to use for secondary drawer sides, backs, and bottoms.

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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 11:04:02 PM »
Is there really any other way! I also nail my sides together.

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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 10:14:35 PM »
6/4  at $1.65 bf sawed in half for drawer sides and backs and bottoms where you can use all or 4/4 at $1.50 bf with half going to waste. With some resaw you can get 5/8" for full dust divider if needed. Dahh
Freddy, Nails your sides together and cut both sides at once. Tails first.   ?

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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 09:39:56 AM »
I Also re-saw my sides. I've seen pieces with tapered sides, And wondered if they were re-sawn from narrow stock (4/4?) and done this way to save on material costs while allowing the bottom to remain thicker for the drawer bottom and wear.

And always tails first so I can gang saw the tails.
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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 09:12:02 PM »
Make sure you separate the sides before cutting the shoulders.

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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 09:55:17 AM »
Jeff,

Are we having a discussion on tails or pins first?  ;D

I was taught pins first but I prefer tails first of course.  I nail the sides together, joint one edge, rip parallel, cut ends square and to length.  I also like to groove both sides nailed together. Than of course layout and cut the tails. This is by far the most efficient way I think.  What do you think Jeff?  I believe you and I like to get things done but still stay to true to craftsmanship of hand made.

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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 10:31:54 PM »
No! We are not having a discussion if tails or pins first. There are always situations where one layout and execution works better than another. I am discussing material conservation and layout. 6/4 secondary sawn in half, cross grain, saves money!
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Re: 6/4 Secondary
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 10:34:49 PM »
A helpful layout tool. I am still playing with blocks. right side example with a left side drawer side
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