Well another week and a little more progress .
Not much time for this project ,but had a good weekend being fathers day and hope all of you enjoyed it as well .
The shelf is build and I finally came up with a shape for the corners of the top ,I hate sharp square corners which can lead to some nasty injury’s as I found out many years ago when my daughter just about lost an eye when falling against a table corner .
After installing the leg cross braces I made a pattern for the shelf and drilled holes for the dowels in the pattern on the drill press and clamped the pattern to the braces .
Using the same bit in my cordless drill and using pattern holes as guide I drilled the holes in the braces ,worked perfect .
Also made some dowel with a jig on the table saw but forgot to take pics .
The self required a lot of mortising and I don’t own a mortising machine so I set up my sled for this purpose with a ball bearing screwed to the top layer which is movable side to side and used the bearing as a index to cut a series of slots
This strip was the glue into the dado to accept the slats on which I cut a tennon .
Well that is about it and here are some pics of the project as of this week
Hope you are all well and busy in the shop and don’t try to keep up with the lightning speed of Paul and Jim !!!!
Till next time Kiefer