After almost three weeks, i got all the permanent pieces of this monster shelf system (MSS) glued up. Here it is in my shop:
I should have named this entry “It’s Too Late Now”, because i screwed up this project (not with screws but by a measurings mistake) and only discovered it after after the first four parts (top, sides and permanent shelf) were already glued and dried. When I added the middle uprights and side shelves i discovered that i only added one tenon for the permanent shelf, instead of two, so have a 1/4” out of square misteak.
Some place along the line durong the dry trial assembly, i must have said “good enough for government work” and continued on my merry way. but if you think i’m gonna try to knock this beast down and recut a 72” shlef, relegating my mistake to making smaller projects, you’re out of your cotton-picking mind! So this MSS is under tension created by a 1/4” over 54” forcing of the plywood to conform with the cleats that i had planned for—actually, they are inset (providing a flush beack) and capture each horizontal member in a 3/4” groove, as you can see.
So this thing is super-rock solid, and i’m gonna f’geddabawdit.
more to follow…
-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)