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Built-In Library Wall #2: Phase II - Let the Milling Begin!

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Blog entry by Cindy Braunheim posted 738 days ago 993 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Phase I - Design Elements Part 2 of Built-In Library Wall series Part 3: Project within a Project - Cabinet Doors »


After about 135 hours of designing and collaborating, I made the purchases of the sheet goods and rough hardwood lumber. The first challenge was, “Where the heck am I going to store this while milling?” I bought 3/4” and 1/4” Maple ply, prefinished.


I am truly looking forward to working with the Purple Heart lumber, knowing full-well that it will take its toll on my tools. The top piece is a slab of figured Maple, intended for the base cabinet door panels. Nice! You are looking at the face frames and base cabinet top.


I need a bigger shop! But I was able to break down the full 4×8 sheets to a reasonable working size without sacrificing too much waste.


A view of my shop from the other end.


Here are the rough-sized panels and parts of the bookcase carcases.


I even took over the washer & dryer! OK, not for long – now these shelf parts are in the dining room. As of this date, five of the six units that comprise this wall of bookcases are built. The base cabinet is next, then face frames and shelves.

-- Cindy in Seattle, http://visionationwoodworking.com



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MC

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#1 posted 737 days ago

Interested in following your progress. I am currently at the design phase of my library/office

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Cindy Braunheim

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#2 posted 736 days ago

Thank you!

That’s the best part – everything is possible on paper (or software program)! If you’ve never built anything this complex or involved, I recommend building a model – it will show you where the issues are before you need to replace sheets or boards…

Cindy

-- Cindy in Seattle, http://visionationwoodworking.com

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whitewulf

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#3 posted 734 days ago

Cindy,

I am probably to late with help with P/heart machining. As much as I hate to ADMIT to Tailed devils, I helped good friend build large project using P/H trim. We used carbide tipped B/saw blade, and P/cable PowerPlane with C/Bide cutters. All layout with Sumitsubo, to size with white ink. B/Sawed to line P/Planed to finished Dim.
W tried hand planes & Kanna, They worked but time consuming to keep sharp. Q/sawed face grain OK, side grain almost impossible.

Bet you are too busy to post…..........LOL

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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Cindy Braunheim

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#4 posted 733 days ago

Hi, WhiteWulf -

No, not too late. I spent the better part of today cleaning and re-arranging tools to accomodate the hardwood milling process (different than milling ply, of course). I changed the knives in the planer and need to sharpen the ones in the jointer. Still need to clean my crosscut & rip blades, but that’s pretty easy.

Thanks for the info!

CW

-- Cindy in Seattle, http://visionationwoodworking.com

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whitewulf

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#5 posted 732 days ago

A little Bee’s wax on the table of joiner will help smooth things might be OK on Planer (never tried it as don’t have one).

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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