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Bookcase #6: Done

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Blog entry by BlueRidgeDog posted 01-04-2020 05:01 PM 528 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Four coats of Osmo with 0000 wool after coat three. Finish turned out stunning. The grain glitters gold.

The shelves got a notch to keep them stable on the pegs.

The feet were leveled (only six cycles of test, plane repeat).

I think I ended up taking a 32nd off one and a 1/16 off of another foot. Not bad. Will level it again when I deliver it.

All in all a fun project and though not my taste, happy with the result.



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AJ1104

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#1 posted 01-05-2020 03:05 PM

Tremendous job and a great build! I was wondering how you did the marquetry?? Ty

-- AJ

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#2 posted 01-05-2020 03:37 PM


Tremendous job and a great build! I was wondering how you did the marquetry?? Ty

- AJ1104

I purposefully used just straight lines, so they could be cut with a router. You start with the part that will be intersected the most, so that future cuts cut trough the part leaving a perfect edge. In this case it was the center vertical line. Cut, square up the ends, fit the inlay and install. Then repeat. The only part that needed a perfect fit was the padauk on one side as all other sides would be cut with the router putting in the subsequent parts. Here is an image of the padauk going in, showing the rough edges that would be cleaned up with the next part.

You can see the edges that will be cleaned up with future cuts. So you work you way out from most crossed part to least and when you cut and lay the last one, you should be left will all tight joints.

In the image, the “fence” is positioned from the line to be cut by the distance of the outer edge of the bit to the edge of the router base, getting ready to cut a crossing line that will clean up one edge of the padauk.

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#3 posted 01-05-2020 03:50 PM

That finish is amazing! The close up of the shelves you can really tell what you meant by “the grain glitters gold”. Is the center support shelf using through dowels with the same wood as the inlay?

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#4 posted 01-05-2020 03:53 PM



That finish is amazing! The close up of the shelves you can really tell what you meant by “the grain glitters gold”. Is the center support shelf using through dowels with the same wood as the inlay?

- sansoo22

The fixed shelf is doweled in, but not with Wenge as that is (IMHO) a nasty nasty wood for grain (very course and twisty, prone to splitting). The dowels are Walnut from a very straight grained section of wood.

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