Tapered Display Tower - beetle-kill pine

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Blog series by NBeener updated 10-14-2010 01:40 AM 6 parts 13291 reads 101 comments total

Part 1: The first glue-ups

09-09-2010 07:34 PM by NBeener | 18 comments »

I’m building this: It’s spec’d as QS oak, but … I’ve been looking to test drive this beetle-kill pine stash that I bought: It’s 1-1/4” thick, rough-sawn stock, so … I’m a one-man milling machine ;-) I’ve filled my 30gal chip separator garbage can AND my DC bag. Trying to find a kennel/stable that would like it ! Here’s the first four glue-ups. 1 & 2 are for shelving stock: 3 & 4 represent the ...

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Part 2: Boy, was the dust FLYING, around here !

09-17-2010 04:25 AM by NBeener | 10 comments »

Progress ! I’ve cut the side panels and shelf stock. Note that the entire project is based around three degree cuts, so … the tops and bottoms of the side panels, and the sides of each shelf are all cut to 3*. This also dictates the size of each of the shelves. The joinery will be biscuits (the slots are at three degrees, too !). I’ve put the 1/4” rabbet in the side panels, for the plywood back. I’ve also laid out all the lines for the 3-1/2” &#...

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Part 3: It's dry ... and it's fits. I call it ...

09-23-2010 01:01 AM by NBeener | 17 comments »

a dry fit ! Let’s start with today’s inspiration: a peanut butter cookie, half of which was dipped in chocolate. Uh. Yum ! The “not-so-secret” secret drawer ;-) It’s got feet ! A shelf…. The top…. Got some band saw work, ahead of me, to cut out the fake tenons and wedges. Soon, though. Very soon. Thanks for looking :-)

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Part 4: Take out the BIGGEST guy first.

10-07-2010 11:37 PM by NBeener | 10 comments »

That’s always the advice if—as happens SO often—you’re confronted by a big gang of thugs. And I didn’t. Much of the work on these projects is thoroughly enjoying and relaxing—if even a bit nerve-wracking, because we want to do it right ! But … for me … I can usually tell, as I review plans, which parts of the project are going to be—by a factor of 100x—hardest for me. In the case of THIS project, it’s the false teno...

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Part 5: False tenons (Mahogany) with wedges (beetle-kill pine) ?

10-11-2010 01:00 AM by NBeener | 21 comments »

Today, I took some scrap African Mahogany (what a nice thing to have. It’s like saying you have “traveler’s checks left over from your vacation !”), and re-did the false tenons for the display tower. Rather than use templates, I just laid everything out on the stock, took two 3/8” passes with the dado stack, then ripped to length, cut the bottom at 3*, cut out the tenons, routed the chamfer, and lightly sanded the notches. Here’s the result: N...

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Part 6: Universal truths

10-14-2010 01:40 AM by NBeener | 25 comments »

I don’t think there ARE many … universal truths. But … in woodworking … I’m absolutely convinced that there is AT LEAST one: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY CLAMPS ;-) It’s glue-up day, folks…....

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