Cookbook Shelf Units #4: Dowels III: The Rails

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Blog entry by Greg Guarino posted 05-28-2014 11:17 AM 1468 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Drilling the Dowel Holes Part 4 of Cookbook Shelf Units series Part 5: Making the router templates, routing the curves »

Each unit will have top and bottom rails on each side. The bottom edge of each will (soon, I hope) be curved:

cookbook shelves ladder top

But for now they are still rectangular. I had originally intended to attach these to the frame stiles with pocket screws; they won’t be visible, at least not to anyone over four feet tall. But the dowels worked nicely for the “ladder rungs”; I decided to use them for the top and bottom rails as well.

Again I used the BeadLock jig, and again not for its intended purpose. But this time I didn’t build a dedicated jig. It might have been a little faster, but I “only” had 16 pieces to make. I used the whole BeadLock jig, clamped onto the end of each piece.

Again, I used the edge of the drilling insert as the reference point. I had to repeat the mantra over and over in my mind: “top edge right, back face away”. Then, for the other end, “top edge left”. I still managed to get it backwards once. Luckily I had made a couple of spare pieces.

The Front and Back Rails

Next: Routing the curves.


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