Cherry bookshelf...part II

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Project by jc066 posted 03-27-2009 08:12 AM 1833 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More wood from the local hardwood flooring store that I salvaged from the firewood pile. This puppy is mostly Cherry, with Mahogany and Doug Fir used as trim. It is all held together with Miller 1x dowels.

Not the greatest, but my skill is improving save for the fact that I missed to take into account that when cutting a dado cut with out a dado blade, you have to make sure that 3/4 is outside to outside and not center line to center line…I figure that is how I got a extra 3/16 of a inch on my cuts. Oh well, always a learning curve!

I also added some more pictures to capture tha curly cherry I found in the firewood pile…never under estimated the fire wood pile!

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 08:18 AM

Great project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 03:08 PM

JC – I was actually looking at this project in one of my books last night. It’s a great project with some good learing points along the way. Your’s looks great. Thanks for posting.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 03-27-2009 03:11 PM

Nice design. I too am in the learning stages (even though I’ve been at this for a little while now). I find that when I screw up I remember it. Its a great way to learn as long as you don’t get hurt and it looks like you were able to pull this one off and learn at the same time. Good job.

PS I have no doubt you won’t make that dado mistake again.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 05:00 PM

Nice bookshelf and salvaged material to boot, way to go.



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#5 posted 03-27-2009 06:01 PM

Right on!! That’s what it’s all about. Salvage, learning, saving money, getting a one of a kind from your creativity. Lots of satisfaction from this project. Great job.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-27-2009 06:38 PM

Nice design, and way to use salvaged materials! I might have to use some of your design elements…

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