Castle Bookcase #11: Gluing the Turrets

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Blog entry by RaggedKerf posted 08-16-2013 10:45 PM 577 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Modifying the Turrets Part 11 of Castle Bookcase series Part 12: Crenelations and Glue Up »

Today I finished the lower part of the turrets. The bottom pieces were glued up this morning.

Then when they were dry (enough) I attached them to the turrets:

Then I did a test fit a few hours later and here is what it looks like:

Looking good, so I moved on to glue up the corbels and main turret platform like so:

As everything dried I cut out two 9” diameter circles from the 1/2” plywood for the tops of the two turrets. More fun with the scrollsaw! These will eventually be lined with “crenellations made out of the 1/8” hardboard. To make the crenellations, I think I’m going to use the drill press and drill half-holes along the length of the board. The effect will be the same as square holes but it should take a LOT less time. And I doubt Kylie will care or notice the dofference.

But…hehe…that will take a drill press table. Luckily I came up with an idea for one that shouldn’t take too much time to make. That will be next….

In the meantime here’s a parting shot of the left turret with its top in dry fit mode. I am so excited with how this is turning out!

Time today: 2 hours.

Total time: 15 hours, 15 minutes.

-- Steve

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