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Project by FunkadelicAlex posted 10-09-2011 05:59 AM 1509 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I’m still new to woodworking I’ve decided to share ALL my projects here on LJ. This happens to be my first project ever. My fiance wanted some shelving for her original Nancy Drew collection. I had just purchased my first miter saw to install some laminate wood flooring for her dad (another new thing for me). We went to the box store & couldn’t find any shelving we liked. I went home… did some research… and bought a router the next day. She soon had some shelves that she liked. ....And this was the start of my addiction!

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 04:14 PM

Hmmm…. creative. I like how the routed edge is facing down instead of the tradionally “up”. I’m sure the future mrs. is happy with them.

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 05:34 PM

Very good first project. Looks great.

How did you attach them to the wall?

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 05:34 PM

Very nice. How do the brackets attach to the wall?

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 05:44 PM

Pretty slick! Be proud of that.

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 11:22 PM

Hey Vicki…this is kinda funny. Let me start by saying again that this was my first project ever. I didn’t know they made a key hole bit for a router. I used a dovetail bit & made keyholes from it. A TON of smoke later… the keyholes were in place but my dovetail bit was done… haha. The air sure did smell like burnt wood. Needless to say I had to buy a new dovetail bit & now I own a keyhole bit as well.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 06:24 AM

That’s a great story. I have a keyhole bit, but found these to be even easier for no more than I use them.

It was to much of a hassle for me to get them to line up correctly if I need 2 of them.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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