Stepback Cupboard in Pine #14: Bookcase started

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-15-2018 10:47 PM 655 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Drawer installed, plugs and other adventures Part 14 of Stepback Cupboard in Pine series Part 15: Bookcase, face frame and top »

OK, Those two longer sides, needed a rebate added to them. Once I figured out which was the “inside” “top”, Back and bottom and have both match….Clamped one side into the vise on the bench..

Checked the Wards 78 to see how it was set up..

Might be about right? full length shaving. Got both rebates done..

This will “house” the plywood back panel…

Time to lay out for a few sliding dovetails…

Used a book to set the spacing, a scrap of the 1x s for the thickness of a shelf…Laid out a center line..

The sliding dovetails will be cut with a router. The “extra line” is from the center line of the joint, to where a guide fence needs to go..Distance is also from the edge of the router’s base to the center of the bit.

Guide fence installed on it’s line, and the results..

Then repeat two more times….then a couple squares to transfer the fence’s lines to the other side ..

Then run the router and fence again…with any luck, the slots will line up..

So, I have these, done..

But I need the “pins” to slide into these slots milled…had to change the fence set up..

Clamp the three shelves to the bench. as a unit..

Set the fence to do the outside cuts, then reset to make two “inside ” cuts..

Then flip the stack end for end, and work the middle cuts then the outside cuts..

Then the “fun” can begin…sliding the shelves into place. One needed a little “boost”, called a Hammer & block of Maple….then set this mess onto the case, the way it is supposed to go..

Needs a few other items cobbled up. Well, after Lunch today, I hauled the last plank to the shop…Almost right in the middle of it’s length, there was a problem..

Was cauing a long split from one end. I found a clear section, about 27” long,,,no knots, nor splits, handsaw to crosscut it out..

Needed a bit of 1×4 to make it wide enough fot the top of the bookcase. Cut a piece to match the 1×10, clamped those two together ..

Jointed the edges to match each other. A bead of glue, 1×4 mooshed around in the glue until I feel it stick, then add a few clamps..

And a caul on one end.. Set this aside. Wanted to rip two pieces to make the stiles for the face frame..set up the bandsaw to made a 1-5/8” wide piece…first cut was too bad…second part? Meh, blade came off the wheels in the bandsaw..Thinking I had broken the blade, I went old school, to finish the rip cut.

Of the three rip saws I have, this one was cutting the best. Craftsman Special Saw. Got my Cardio workout for the day…almost. I clamped the two stiles together, and jointed them straight and square..

I even cut them to length needed. Was going to rip the rest of the face frame parts,,,was a bit tuckered out.
Next time? I think I can at least get the top done, and the face frame, maybe? Stay tuned..

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