Castle Bookcase #10: Modifying the Turrets

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Blog entry by RaggedKerf posted 08-16-2013 10:43 PM 788 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took the opportunity today to cut doorways in the sides of the turrets per Sara’s suggestion. With the razor saw and a box cutter it was not difficult. I sketched out two Medieval looking arch doorways and cut them out.

Once the turrets were finalized, I grabbed the scrap 1/8” hardboard (leftover from the back I cut out a while back) and used the scrollsaw to cut out two semi-circles to make “ceilings” for the little turret rooms. Here’s the glue-up in progress:

In the above picture you’re looking up through the “floor”. You can see the door there in the middle. The ceiling hardboard is drying here. And here is both turrets drying:

After these were gluing, I pulled out the semi-circular pieces for the turret bases and sanded everything smooth to final shape. That took most of my shop time today. Once the ceilings are dry, I can glue the turrets up and attach to the bookcase.

Time today: 1hour, 15 minutes.

Total Time: 13 hours, 15 minutes.

-- Steve

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