New desk for my computer #20: dado work...and some assembly

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-29-2019 02:29 AM 819 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Hutch plans, and a start up Part 20 of New desk for my computer series Part 21: we have a glue up »

Ok, for some dumb reason, I skipped lunch today…hauled a few items to the shop…set up that router…was a bit too deep….wanted it closer to 3/8”. Can’t do these dado on the bench, needed a way to hold things just long enough for one dado, slide the board a bit, and do the next….so..

Pine “pad” under the clamp. Gives me room to lay out and run the router…Layout.

dado is narrower than the board using it. Also needed to know where each dado was, and where it stopped. Then find out where the edge of the router’s base will go…easy. Had to keep a firm grip on the router, pressing it against the guide…so

Once all 4 dados for the top shelf were done..

I took a little time to square the ends of the dados…

Just a hammer and a chisel….set this aside for a bit..

As the uprights needed a dado or two….two needed offset dados..was getting a little thin..

And two needed a bunch milled…

Cubby hole shelves. Got all the dados made, whew. then started the tenons that will get glued into those dados..

everything was going good, up to this point….grrrr. Some reason the shelves were this short….trashed these, re-cut 4 new shelves, including two that needed flattened and thinned a bit. dry fit again….NOW they are 1/4” too long? Hmmmm, removed one tenoned end, and recut…try again…tenons were 1/16” too long…buzzed that off..third time a charm?

tenons on the uprights fit…rest of the parts fit…enough to try a dry fit clamp up….to see IF i have enough clamps…

Hmm, will have to do the glue-up in sections….late lunch, had to cool down a bit, anyway. Later this evening, snuck back to the shop for a bit. Milled a rebate along the back edges of two uprights. Found a piece of plywood that would fit for the back of the cubby hole. Glued the shelves to the uprights…

the glue and some brass nails for the back..

let this sit overnight ( was in Lowes this evening, and forgot the brass screws I need..) and, since I had a few “extra” clamps..

Glue and two clamps to glue the shelf in place…the other 3 are to pull this into square with the top of the hutch.
Pulled an inventory of my clamps….should be enough, get this mess glued into a Hutch….maybe?

may need a couple extra hands when I glue things together…IF I work on Monday..otherwise it will be Tuesday.
Stay tuned….

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