Scrap book cabinet #3: Took 4 hours But

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Blog entry by jjohn posted 05-01-2008 02:31 AM 1366 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another day off (Wednesday’s) and down to the garage/shop I go. Thought I’d give a progress report. You know that it takes longer then I ever thought to cut, plain, measure, glue and pin 46 slates in place. Might not have taken quite as long if some of them weren’t cut on 45 deg. angles, and almost everything was cut by hand.

But, I enjoyed the time spent. A little closer to the finish line. Next I will sand all the slates with 220 grit and start the drawers. Remember I said dovetails by hand. I don’t know if my wife has that much patience. She is getting a little antsy for her scrap book cab I think.

Anyway here is what it looks like with the slates on it:


Here’s a closer look at what I decided to do with the 2” overhang of the shelves, and a look at the design I got off the web from a book case.


Another look with out my mug in the picture.


-- JJohn

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#1 posted 05-01-2008 02:52 AM

Looks like a lot of work with all those shelves! Looking great so far.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-01-2008 03:30 AM

That is a lot of shelves. Looks like you have plenty of sanding to keep you busy for awhile.

I am sure that you and your wife will both be glad when this one is done. :)

Thanks for the update.

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#3 posted 05-01-2008 08:43 AM

JJ! It turned out great! I’ll bet she loves it.

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#4 posted 05-01-2008 12:13 PM

Nice JOB.. By the way, are you going to be using that Turkey Fryer any time soon?

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#5 posted 05-02-2008 02:09 AM

Very nice job- that detail adds a elegant touch to offset all the shelves.

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#6 posted 05-02-2008 01:24 PM

Thanks for the comments. I actually used the Turkey fryer one time. Have had it now for maybe 5 yrs. Got to dust it off and use it this next yr. I think.

Hopefully next set of pictures will show the drawers. Only the bottom 10 shelves will hold drawers. the upper ones will simple hold paper.

-- JJohn

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