measuring/marking out the dados for the shelves
marked out the bottom shelf 8.5” above the dovetail baseline with a knife
used the shelf to mark the other side of dado in the same manner after cutting a “knifewall”
Used my Millers Falls router plane set at 3/8” depth to cut the baseline of dado
using the router plane to clean up the bottoms of the dados
took first side after cutting to finish marking out the other side rinse and repeat
sides bottom and top shelf are Poplar, the middle shelves are pine, from the original boards i was going to make this from. the straightest pieces.
no pictures of any of it but i then cut the rest of my shelf boards to size, and got them ready and did a test fit, without any clamps it all held together and was perfectly square. I will admit it, i was damn proud, handtools seem to allow me that precision, and ability to adjust quickly ( off just a hair? grab the fine cut #5.5 and trim, or a chisel and pare away)
so I cleaned up all the chips and mess i made, put away my tools i didn’t need ( shoved them over to the side)
and did a very hectic, fast glueup, this is where i kinda wish i had some hide glue.. 6 dados and 2 sets of dovetails to glue all at once.
in the clamps, no need to skew any to make square…
cleaned up shop and left it overnight to dry.
thats all for this edition, im sure i will editing at some point.
next section, screwing shelves in and nailing in stationary front pieces.
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