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Blog series by jjohn updated 05-22-2008 12:05 AM 4 parts 3614 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Progress of latest project

04-24-2008 04:31 AM by jjohn | 9 comments »

Yet another project in the making. My wife asked me to build her a scrap book cabinet to put all her many papers and books, glues, tapes, ribbons, etc. Enough to build a 5 ft. by 5 ft. by 14” deep with about 20ish slots for paper, 10 drawers, ribbon holders (which I haven’t quite figured out yet) shelves to hold the many albums she has already made. Using 3/4 ply. with oak veneer. (Lowes on sale) and press board 1/2 thick. Also plan to use some oak facing on the drawers, and po...

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Part 2: Second addition to the scrap book cabinet

04-25-2008 03:09 AM by jjohn | 7 comments »

First off, Let me answer a question asked about this project. I, in fact, realized that I could have cut the dado’s before cutting the length of plywood…....About an hr. after I was into the project while cutting the dado’s. And, yes, it was really an adventure putting all those boards into the dado’s once they were cut. But like my Dad taught me; “One board at a time son, that’s all there is to it”. Having fun getting it all together and ain’...

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Part 3: Took 4 hours But

05-01-2008 02:31 AM by jjohn | 6 comments »

Another day off (Wednesday’s) and down to the garage/shop I go. Thought I’d give a progress report. You know that it takes longer then I ever thought to cut, plain, measure, glue and pin 46 slates in place. Might not have taken quite as long if some of them weren’t cut on 45 deg. angles, and almost everything was cut by hand. But, I enjoyed the time spent. A little closer to the finish line. Next I will sand all the slates with 220 grit and start the drawers. Remember I s...

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Part 4: Drawers finally done on one side

05-22-2008 12:05 AM by jjohn | 2 comments »

Haven’t had opportunity to get back to the shop for a couple of weeks now. First time today was able to spend about 6 hrs. there. Cleaned up the shop first thing. Everything was everywhere and no place to cut wood or anything else for that matter. So, after some time cleaning up all the tools and such started back on the drawers. I said in the last entry that I was going to dovetail all the drawers. Well that didn’t happen. Had to use finished plywood on the sides. Couldn’...

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