A Stepback Cupboard build #9: The Upper case/Bookcase started

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-22-2018 04:48 AM 1481 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Updates: getting the lower unit about finished Part 9 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 10: Shelves, and a top shelf »

Been a bit busy, will try to get things up to date. Ripped one of the new planks down, and jointed a few edges…

Got things so any gaps went away..

Glue and clamps..

then repeat for the other two boards..

Let this sit a day, or so…..I laid out for a few shelves. Borrowed one of the books that will be housed in this bookcase, to get the spacings I needed..

And cut three blanks for the shelves….Will have to add a bit to the blanks, to get them deep enough….

Ok, today was a busy one. Got the side blanks out of the clamps, decided to plane them as S4S…..had a high ridge along one glue joint, that needed planed down..

This little gadget, was used a long time ago, to remove pasted on shipping labels, off of wooden crates, does a fine job of removing a ridge line on a glue joint

I also used a couple other planes, to flatten the faces….edges took a different plane

The goal was to get one side done, and do a little router work..

To make a few sliding dovetail sockets. Basically, get everything done to one plank, then make the second one match the first. More plane work..

More jointer work, but first, I needed to trim things down a bit, to match the first plank..

First plank on top of second plank. Once the extra was sawn off, then the jointer plane along the sawn edge. Then transfer lines for the sliding doveatils….had to double check, to make sure it was the correct face for the router work..

Router needed a different fence installed.

As the next step was to have been milling “pins” on the ends of the shelf blanks…

First, I needed to set up the Stanley #45, and mill a couple rebates, to house the plywood back

#17 cutter. Left a “tab” to cover the outside edges of the plywood, and went 1/4” or so deep..

Something like this. I had a scrap of the plywood handy, to check the depth..

Once I got side 1 done….I had to double check side 2, to make sure the rebate was going to the back..

Next time in the shop…I can mill a few pins, and cut a few add-ons. Need a couple inches to make the shelves deep enough. May do a glue up for the top? Then start working on a door? And..figure out HOW to set and hold this bookcase in place…..
Stay tuned…..we getting there…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 11:25 AM

I always enjoy seeing the progress.

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