To make a box 4

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The drawer sides and back are made in maple. Here the sides are marked out for cutting the tails.

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Once the tails are cut I mark out for the pins in the drawer fronts. Here I am cleaning out the pin sockets.

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 This is a dry fit to see how the tails and pins fit.

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Cleaning up the maple sides with a sharp block plane.

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The drawers taking shape shown here with the centre partition dry fitted in place.

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The drawer fronts have ebony “cock beading” detail.  Strips of ebony are being planed here.

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I machined a groove in a piece of mdf the depth I wanted the beading to be. I planed the strips flush to the face of the mdf so that all the strips were the same size.

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The strips have a moulded edge.

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I use a chisel to cut the mitred edges on the cock beading. The rectangular block guides the chisel so it cuts the ebony at 45 degrees.

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The beading fits on a rebate formed on the edge of the drawer front.