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Shaker Sewing Stand

Materials: cherry, pine

Finish: Minwax Antique Oil

Construction Details

Rough turning the pedestal.

Roughing down quartersawn pine for the drawer sides.

Gang turning drawer knobs.

Ripping stock for the drawer fronts. The saw is much further from my knee than it appears.

Using a shooting board to trim the drawer sides to width.

This 100 year old Stanley #45 worked great for grooving the drawer stock.

Sawing pins on a drawer front. I had trouble seeing the knife lines so I applied painter's tape, laid the tail board over it, and knifed around for a better visual.

Drawer components ready for glue up.

I dovetailed the ends of the legs and fitted them into the pedestal before cutting them to final shape.

Legs after cutting them to final shape with a turning saw.

Sawing a dovetail socket in the pedestal. I should have done this prior to applying finish (bad decision) but it all worked out.

I used spokeshaves to do the final shaping of the legs.

Using a moving fillister plane to rabbet one of the cleats that mount under the top and hold the drawers.

I attached the cleats using slotted screws as they are period appropriate, but only after a soak in vinegar to remove the modern zinc coating.

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