Tapered Display Tower - beetle-kill pine #2: Boy, was the dust FLYING, around here !

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Blog entry by NBeener posted 09-17-2010 04:25 AM 2017 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Progress !

I’ve cut the side panels and shelf stock. Note that the entire project is based around three degree cuts, so … the tops and bottoms of the side panels, and the sides of each shelf are all cut to 3*. This also dictates the size of each of the shelves.

The joinery will be biscuits (the slots are at three degrees, too !).

I’ve put the 1/4” rabbet in the side panels, for the plywood back. I’ve also laid out all the lines for the 3-1/2” ‘feet,” to be cut on the band saw, or with the jig saw. The layout lines are visible at the bottom of the side panels.

Everything is sanded down to 220.

Next step is the drawer and the top. LOML tells me that I should do the drawer false front in the same beetle-kill pine. I defer to her aesthetic. The drawer box will be made from Baltic Birch ply.

After that … dry fit, and the fake through tenons.

All in all … it’s going quite well. I’m having a lot of fun, working on this one !

Thanks for looking :-)

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 04:36 AM

It is coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 09-17-2010 12:36 PM

It does look like a fun build Neil, and it’s coming along nicely.

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 01:18 PM

Yep looks like a fun build Neil, been fun watching too!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 01:59 PM

Dust flying = Good.
Listening to LOML is also a good thing.
Good for you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 03:20 PM

this is going to be a pretty piece, i like this beetle kill pine…i also spy a portable tool to the this the table saw …

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 03:32 PM

That looks good.

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 09-17-2010 04:45 PM

After doing this you will never be on the level again, Neil, everything will be crooked…...........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 09-17-2010 05:03 PM

looks great Neil, although with all those 3° angles, it’s hard to say this is all fair and square ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 09-17-2010 06:57 PM

ya know it seems to me i remember you having some sort of seeing problem :)...i bet these so called 3 degree statements are just a cover up…...i bet your not walking or seeing plumb here…so ill have to give ya an a on good deception…lol,,,,,,,and i will have to just ask here if your “really on the level”...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 09-17-2010 10:11 PM

I think Neil’s view of everything is a little skewed….............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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