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Blog series by BeachedBones updated 1795 days ago 2 parts 1987 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Getting started, not sure where I'm going

1865 days ago by BeachedBones | 5 comments »

I’m working at making something of a couple damaged and mismatched sections of barrister bookcase. The two sections are basically surplus from the “good” cases I have. These didn’t fit, one section was badly fire damaged and oddly repaired at one point. I thought I could make it a little better and more useful. This picture shows the fire damaged section, the side had been planed down in an uneven taper, about 1/4 inch or more was taken out of the original oak. ...

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Part 2: Top cap

1795 days ago by BeachedBones | 4 comments »

Well, it’s been a couple months since I last worked on this project. I finally lucked into an old oak board that had been sitting on the rafters in a garage for a few decades. I did a quick estimate and saw it had enough wood to do the next step on my barrister abomination. It’s all pretty basic woodworking patterned on an antique. The only tricky bits are getting the fitting right in order to line up with the shelf sections.

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