Bookcase with Sliding Doors #1: Sorting out the stock and materials

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Blog entry by mdoan posted 12-06-2007 07:20 AM 980 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Project #3 will be a bookcase with sliding doors. The plans come from American Woodworker #130 Sept. ‘07.

The case will be walnut veneer ply with walnut hardwood for the remainder.

Some techniques I’ll exploring on this project are:

1) Face frame construction
2) Sliding doors in dadoes

One more try…
3) More Festool Domino loose tenon joinery
4) Dovetail drawers
5) Re-saw stock for drawer bottoms
6) Edge-gluing and making flat table tops

But first step is to go through the stock pile and pull out some boards. I only have 2 sheets of ply on hand so that choice was pretty easy to make.

Let’s pick out some boards, chalk out the parts, then mill it S4S.

And here’s the sheet good.

-- Wood Chopper

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 07:47 AM

Well it looks like the project is well underway – have a good build and let’s see some photos of the finished project. Is that a Performax 16-32 drum sander I see? It is one of the most often tools used in my shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 08:50 PM

looking forward to seeing your progress. The boards look great.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 12-06-2007 09:09 PM

Hi Bill,

Yes, that’s the Performax. I plan to use that to help flatten the top piece of this bookcase. It worked well in project #1.

-- Wood Chopper

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