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Project by USCJeff posted 05-13-2007 09:41 PM 1204 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project was a request from my wife. She wanted a bookcase to fit all of our 2 year old daughter’s books on. She wanted it to sit under the window ledge in her bedroom.

Lesson’s Learned:

~I tried to cheat and not sand the project as fine as I should at first. I stopped at 120 grit I believe. The finishing told on me and I had to go back and do it right.

~ I cut the moulding and edge treatments with my router table. I should have cut the molding and then rip it to it’s narrow width. I’m always nervous shaping small things on a router.

-- Jeff, South Carolina





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USCJeff

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#1 posted 05-13-2007 09:43 PM

SORRY, I didn’t realize how poor the picture was until now. I’m apparently not much of a photographer.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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Bill

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#2 posted 05-13-2007 10:09 PM

That is ok Jeff, I thought my eyes were going blurry for a minute.

I am sure everyone will get lots of use out of this bookshelf for a long time.

I usually sand my furniture items though 220 grit, then finish them. This seems to work best for me, 100, 150 then 220.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 05-14-2007 11:59 AM

1. it looks like it holds all the books – with room to spare. Bonus
2. It fits under the window ledge!!

Excellent.
AND it looks lovely. You must be very proud.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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woodspar

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#4 posted 05-14-2007 04:55 PM

Nice. Isn’t it great to create something for your kids? Check out my doll armoire.

Routers can be fun. Finishing is a world unto itself. It is almost like, you get done with all the cutting and shaping, and then, now what? finishing? Ok shift gears, think differently…on the other hand, the steps in the beginning prepare you for what is to come.

I once converted a gypsum covered wall to a 2/3 beaded panel wall with a shelf where the beading stopped and I tried to get away with not sanding enough and I have regretted it ever since. :-)

-- John

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USCJeff

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#5 posted 05-14-2007 05:16 PM

I heard a comment from one of the guys that does the WoodSmith podcasts. He said that the biggest fault he sees in most woodworkers is that they get 90% done with the project and get too anxious to get it done and skip the last few critical finishing steps. It hit home because that is very much how I have done several projects. I find no pleasure in sanding and finishing and I get into that “I want to be finished and move on to something else” mode. The last 10% is what makes the difference between good and great projects.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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woodspar

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#6 posted 05-14-2007 07:14 PM

Yeah that last 10% can be the hardest mile.

-- John

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