Cherry Chest of Drawers Part2

Chest of Drawer Series
Hello friends, I have finished the panels and decided to inlay a few dutchmen in the top.
I do believe that this simple procedure can add a wonderful accent to your piece. Not to mention cover up that knot or imperfection.
I wanted to get this done before I started the dovetail joinery on the carcass.
So if you have a few minutes watch the film and let me know what you think.
With this method the size or shape of the Dutchman does not matter. Because yo set it to the exact shade of the tie. So they can be off and obtuse. I have done this an it looks good to. Once I took a cherry knot cut a Dutchman out of it and inlay-ed the knot in my workpiece.
What methods do you use?
Next time we will start the joinery.
There are lots of decisions to still make. It will take me an hour to decide what the layout of the tails will be. It took me 20 minutes to figure out where I was going to place the bowties.

As always folks, thank you for coming and giving me some of your time.
Leave a comment or just click the like button.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

12 Responses to Cherry Chest of Drawers Part2

  1. Don says:

    great work Dave.

  2. Stumpy Nubs says:

    Sweet wrist brace. You going bowling? 🙂 I sometimes think it’s better to stay a bit inside the pencil lines until I get most of the chopping done, then pare back the edges. It’s the same as when you chop a mortise. Not sure if you could have improved on the results, since yours looked great. But that’s my way…

    • David Bardin says:

      Ahh Stumpy. I bowl a 130 average. Haven’t bowled in years, need to go sometimes 😉
      Your method would work nicely. I am just scared of messing up my straight lines. It is getting real hard for me to see them as well as I used to.
      I guess in mine I am pairing back the bow-tie as I put a taper on it with the rasp.
      It all works out if we get the same results.
      Thank you for taking a few minutes from your busy schedule and posting.

  3. DocSavage45 says:


    Videos are getting more evolved! Nice tip on the taper. I was noticing the movement and I thought it was the bench? LOL!

    Got you on you tube now.

    Tom/aka DocSavage45

    • David Bardin says:

      Hello Doc. Wait, whats up Doc??
      I have always wanted to ask that.
      It is the bench. Its about 400 pounds or better with all the crap on it. Then it is even strapped to the wall. I will still get movement sometimes. Now when I build the next one and get it in the middle of the floor where I want it. I am going to bolt it to the floor.
      Thanks for the sub.
      Please come back anytime.

  4. JL7 says:

    Good call Dave…can’t go wrong with the BE Maple! As you know, I’ve already stolen your technique from your previous video……Works well…….I give you a lot of credit for your next step, those dovetails take great patience……looking forward to it…


    • David Bardin says:

      Well Jeff I cant go wrong with the quality of birds eye I get from up your way.
      I will tell her later where it came from.
      They do. I have been gettin the bench set up this morning for them.
      The wife has me tending to animals and cooking chicken. I should get a few hours in on them.
      I think I am going to show most of my steps in this build a little more in depth.
      Thanks for every thing!

  5. DIYaholic says:

    It is good to see a good ole southern galoot going “semi formal”….

    The bowtie came out (went in, really) real well. Impressive work!!!
    You do make it look easy….
    But obviously, it is your expert skills that make that so.

    The chest will be a family heirloom for sure.

    Now then, you do have some really funky lookin’ mosquitos down in Ole Miss!!! ;^)

    • David Bardin says:

      Semi formal, thats funny.
      It just takes time and take it a slow. Any one can do it.
      I hope so. My problem is the damage she will inflict on it growing up.
      We do.
      The skeeters get real BIG.
      You are one funny dude.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Really neat, Dave.
    Thanks for the instructions.

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