Just a Bookcase

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Project by Fred Hargis posted 08-23-2015 01:09 PM 3043 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of cherry (seems to be the way I roll) this bookcase was built from a design in Woodsmith. this is the second one I’ve built, the first being much larger and made of oak. But that was for our last house, we had downsized and the old one was way too large….hence the replacement. Anyway, what I like most about this design is the way it disassembles into smaller parts. There are 4 major assemblies (2 sides, capital and base) then the bacl and 5 shelves complete it. One thing I did different on this one was end the flutes in a bullet shape. After I built the last one (with lots of burning problems with the stopped flutes I did at the time) someone sent in a tip of running the router up a ramp at the end of a cut. That eliminates the burning, as well as give you the bullet tips. So in the pics the first is the disassembled bookcase, the second is the finished product. The third shows those bullet tips I mentioned and the forth is the ramp set up I used while routing the flutes. Thanks for looking.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#1 posted 08-23-2015 01:22 PM

It’s very nice and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 08-23-2015 01:50 PM

Very cool tip !! Nice bookcase !!

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#3 posted 08-23-2015 08:22 PM

You did a great job on this piece and you deserve a gold star.

After doing hours of sanding on a cherry piece that I built, I found a couple of things to help eliminate the burning.
Slow down the router a bit; be sure that your bit is clean and sharp; and the best of all, do a last cut very shallow and just skim the surface. Hope this makes your day a bit easier

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#4 posted 08-24-2015 04:46 AM

What you should have said was “Just a very finely crafted bookcase” very well done indeed.

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