Well the day started with a request from my much better half for a book shelf for our bedroom. She said there was no hurry and just something to put the National Geographics in. Or as my son used to call them National Pornographics.
I was thinking about what wood I had laying around and it come to mind I had some 8’’ and wider hickory and some White Oak. I set down and after about 15 mins. I had a plan of attack. Just a 5’ tall, 22’’ wide and 8’’ deep. No back, just a 5 shelf unit. The lumber was already planed to 13/16’’ and straight egded on one edge. All clear and pretty straight grain. I go to the basement which is my lumber storage for now, I pulled some Oak out and checked to see if it was still straight and true, to my surprise it was.
I pulled out 3 pieces of lumber and took it to my Huge 9X12 storage shed/work shop. After unlocking the shop I looked over to the pick up and noticed it was time to go to the dump. Thinking back she did say she wassnt in a hurry for that book shelf so I came back in, got the keys and off I went.
I bet the guys at the dump got a real kick out of watching this 5’3’’ 135 lb guy push a 30 year old tube type organ off the side of a pick up truck. Up and over it went and as soon as it hig the ground there was this explosion of wood, tubes, wires and things I have no ideas what they were.
Now back to the project at hand. After cutting the end pieces to approx length came the tricky part, Dados.
Since Makita no longer makes the dado blade that fits my new saw I cant cut a dado wider than 1/4’’. The plan I had made called for 3/4’’.
Well after doing one side and having to create a jig to do the bottom shelf dado and only having 24’’ of extension on the right of my blade I am wore out. I will take some pictures tomorrow. I think I can get the Micro lens to work good. May need it for the shop photos. Other than the fact it takes 3 passes to do one dado I am pleased so far. Now to bed I go to dream of building a set of kitchen cabinets in my new 24X24
wood shop with new tools.
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