CC's Book Case #3: Glue Day!

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Blog entry by SquintyPolock posted 06-30-2013 11:48 PM 1356 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Swapped boards for plywood and saved a bunch of $$$ Part 3 of CC's Book Case series Part 4: Top of the case »

It’s been a heck of a June. Two camping trips, a wedding, graduation parties, birthday parties, and needless to say – CC did not get her book case in time for graduation day. Oh well. She didn’t make a big deal.

Today, I had some free time. I ripped down some boards and edge glued the top. A bit of sanding will be needed to clean up the faces.

I cut and dadoed the plywood about 3 weeks ago and its been sitting in my basement shop during all these family events. And its been a wet June. So, I had a little warpage and some swelling – those %$?^%xing joints are tight and it took a lot of pounding and excessive clamping to get the carcass together.

Some of my joints turned out real tight and proper:

And some of my joints turned out real poor:

I used #8 screws through the sides into the shelves for extra reinforcement, so I am not worried about a couple poorly glued portions of the joints. The face frame will cover up my boo-boos, and help tie in the shelves. The back will also help tie in the shelves.

You may have noticed, I moved the avocado tree out of the shop. It’s doing quite well in the garden, with all this rain.

2 hours invested today.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 03:58 AM

Looking good, and never mind the little gaps. Are you making a face frame for it next?

-- Robb

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 12:22 AM

I am going to make the top next, then back to make sure everything stays square. And then the face frame, so those gaps will be hidden.

Thanks for having a look!

-- It's all in a day's work...

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