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Blog entry by axilla_the_hun posted 09-11-2009 03:15 PM 1008 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

carcase test fit

This is going to be a shoe rack. You might wonder why i chose to make something with 46 dadoes as a first project, the answer is that i didn’t know what i was getting into, cutting square rectangles and routing straight dadoes wasn’t as easy as the books made it appear.
The horizontal shelves were made with 3/4’’ plywood. The original plan was to use 12 plywood to match the 12 straight router bit that I had. After the discovery that 1/2” plywood isn’t really half an inch thick i was forced to use thicker plywood instead and cut rebates on them so they’d fit.

It’s now disassembled for finishing , just some stain then some dark varnish. Once the carcase is glued up, I’ll find some LEDs to light the back, and cover the back with plywood.

I’m still undecided about what to do with the front the initial plan was to leave the plywood ends exposed, so that the joints would be visible. The joints aren’t perfect though so maybe ill put a face frame more pics after glue up.

-- I still have all ten thumbs

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#1 posted 09-11-2009 04:19 PM

Looks like you are doing ok. The learning process is a collection of speed bumps but dang its fun. There are router bits that are sized just for plywood and they normally give excellant results.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 01:18 AM

Great going! That is where the fun is “the learning curve”.

In the Philippines, every plywood manufacturer has his own interpretation of plywood thicknesses. It will be easier and more accurate to make multiple passes with a regular straight bit than look for an odd sized router bit.

Keep us updated!


-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 02:20 AM

Glad my daughter doesn’t follow this site or I might be following in your foot steps.


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#4 posted 09-12-2009 02:47 AM

Thanks for reading guys, I was appalled when I noticed that my text above was devoid of punctuation and capitalization making it a chore to read. I don’t know what caused it but it’s now fixed.

-- I still have all ten thumbs

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