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Project by Rustic posted 10-13-2009 09:26 PM 1429 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a case to hold my other PC Tower. It is now on the other side of my computer desk. I made it to match (mostly) one I already had made. I used my dado set for the dado and the result is close enough for me. I need to work on fine tuning my dado skills. Not bad for my 2nd attempt at dados. I used pocket hole joinery to put it together. It only took me a few hours to build this from concept to final project. I have also crossed a few more items off my “honey-do-list”. Will post pics tomorrow.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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Scott R. Turner

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#1 posted 10-13-2009 10:13 PM

That’s an interesting dado joint. I think normally it would be symmetrically, i.e., have a shoulder above as well as below the dado. You could have also dado-ed the top and bottom for more dadoing practice. (I have to admit that I’ve lately been using pocket hole joinery anywhere it can be concealed.)

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Rustic

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#2 posted 10-13-2009 11:00 PM

I am starting to use pocket hole joinery more too. I didn’t think about dadoing the top and bottom. This dado was simpler for me to do and made it easy to slide the shelf in place. I still need more practice with the dado’s. In looking at it now you are right. I could have run a rabbit on the top and bottom.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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lew

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#3 posted 10-13-2009 11:28 PM

Cool center dado, Rick.

I like the open back design- so much easier to get to all of the connections/ports/wires.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 10-14-2009 01:32 AM

Nice work, Rick.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 10-14-2009 02:56 AM

got er done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Rustic

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#6 posted 10-14-2009 04:34 AM

Thanks guys. I do believe my woodworking skills are improving. lew that is the way I planned it.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 10-14-2009 05:39 PM

Nice job Rick. I think your rabbit is perfect like it is. We gotta talk buddy.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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