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Building a Simple Shelf #2: Sanding and Milling and... Oops!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 08-06-2015 12:57 AM 958 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Cutting the Wood Part 2 of Building a Simple Shelf series Part 3: Gluing, Finishing & Finished! »

[Below] I stuck the two brackets together with double sided tape and sanded the rough band sawed edge.

[Below] Then I set my router to add some decoration to the outside edges. In this photo I’m setting the guide bearing of a Roman ogee bit to the halfway point of the thickness of the wood.

[Below] Only the top portion of the bit is used, giving the edge a concave groove.

[Below] The brackets get this treatment on both sides. It not only fancies it up, but also makes the piece look less clunky.

[Below] Now the top edge gets a slight chamfer to take the sharpness off of it.

[Below] Everything gets sanded to remove any rough spots on flats or edges.

[Below] Oops! When I sanded the edge of the bracket that attaches to the shelf I made it uneven. Running it through the table saw on my crosscut sled trues them back up.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 02:24 AM

Pretty nice craftsrmanship, Sir. She’s gonna really enjoy a place to put her things.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 12:03 AM

I’ve always liked double-stick taping workpieces together—you get twice as much work done, and the parts are identical.

-- Dean

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