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Good morning!

Hope this post finds everyone doing great. I started wrapping this entry bench up by placing the mortises in the inside of the side panels. Since this is a bench that will see some traffic I loaded the panels with 15 floating tenons on each side. Better too strong than mechanical failure at some point in it's life...

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From here it was on to fitting the back panel and partition for the drawer pocket...and then pre-finishing all the parts.

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One of my favorite parts of any build is the dovetailing of the drawers. Time to sit down and chop away...good way to spend the afternoon.

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After placing the groove for the drawer bottom, I moved on to shaping the pull. A simple whole, rounded towards the top, on the inside.

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The drawer sides are from a nice hunk of European sycamore, while the drawer bottom is Port Orford cedar, that should give it a sweet scent every time it's opened! And, not that there is a problem with sipping whiskey and putting on shellack, but that is just my shellack bottle.

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So that wraps this project up. Now, it's back to the jewelry cabinet full time...really excited to see this one completed too!