The drawer sides and back are made in maple. Here the sides are marked out for cutting the tails.
Once the tails are cut I mark out for the pins in the drawer fronts. Here I am cleaning out the pin sockets.
This is a dry fit to see how the tails and pins fit.
Cleaning up the maple sides with a sharp block plane.
The drawers taking shape shown here with the centre partition dry fitted in place.
The drawer fronts have ebony “cock beading” detail. Strips of ebony are being planed here.
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.
The strips have a moulded edge.
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.
The beading fits on a rebate formed on the edge of the drawer front.