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Jefferson Bookcases #19: Periodic update

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Blog entry by Dave Polaschek posted 01-06-2021 10:38 PM 394 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Still building cases. I’m down to ten boxes of books remaining to open, but I have thirteen rows of paperbacks waiting for me to build small boxes to hold them. Looks like my library is going to expand into the hallway, with three stacks of four or five paperback cases, and another stack of a bunch of paperbacks living behind the door (behind where this picture was taken from).

I’ve donated four boxes of books to the library, and have another almost ready to go. I suspect they’ll be selling most of the books I’ve donated. Or passing them on to prisoners who can’t use the prison libraries because they’re closed due to COVID. Regardless, better that someone gets to read them.

I picked up the fourth load of pine just after Christmas. I’m pretty sure this will be enough to finish the job, but I said that after the third load, too.

Oh well. Back to cutting dovetails…

Totals so far:
  • Number of pencils sharpened down to less than 2 inches: 5½
  • Number of dovetail saws resharpened by RMSW: 3
  • Number of pounds of shellac used: 4.5
  • Number of gallons of alcohol used: 3

-- Dave - Santa Fe



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robscastle

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#1 posted 01-06-2021 10:56 PM

Warning warning Will Robinson, ...
Spelling error detected, should have been… wait for it….

Periodical up date !!

any Phantom comics amongst them?

Overall looks really well done.

Is El Chapo still inside? he may be interested (no engineering books on tunneling included I hope)

BTW I have a few spare pencils left if your interested in collecting pencils!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 01-06-2021 11:25 PM

That is one mammoth undertaking Dave, well done

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 01-06-2021 11:52 PM

Thanks, Rob. No Phantom comix. And I don’t need more pencils, I think. I bought 2 gross of Dixon Ticonderoga #2s when I started woodworking.

Thanks, Peter. Turns out to have been a pretty good pandemic project. Just hope I can wrap it up before I get my jab.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 01-07-2021 12:27 AM

Boy that’s a lot of books. If you endeavor to read them, you’ll not get any shop time.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 01-07-2021 12:49 AM

Already read all of them but the rightmost stack, Tom. That’s the “to read” stack.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 01-07-2021 02:00 AM

I watched the NEWS at Breakfast this morning Not good at the White house!

However there is some good in the USA!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 01-07-2021 02:46 AM

Yeah, Rob. Attempted coup in the US. Sigh.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 01-07-2021 03:08 PM

That’s exactly what I’m seeing Dave, a library. LOL. You may need those rotating walls soon with that stash of books. It’s a lot of work and soon you will be done.
Are there any woodworking books in there.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 01-07-2021 03:14 PM

Yeah, Dave. Two of those cases are woodworking books. Plus the leftmost stack of four is all art books, which I look at for ideas sometimes (though lately I’m too backlogged to need new ideas).

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 01-07-2021 03:24 PM

Looks like the walls are closing in! It’ll help with insulation too so you are set to go.

If you have the room, always a good idea to stockpile extra matching wood for the next project(s)!

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#11 posted 01-07-2021 06:29 PM

Well, it’s common C-select pine from Colorado, Splint, so I don’t think I’ll have a ton of trouble matching it. And I have a pretty good stack of offcuts and such, but I figure a lot of those will end up making birdhouses. Gotta have places for our little feathered friends to hang out.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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