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Project by ChuckM posted 09-02-2016 02:26 PM 2475 views 19 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Design: Adapted from the Dialogue Boxes made by American furniture maker Geremy Coy
Wood: Cherry
Dimensions (large): 200mm x 250mm x 560mm (rectangular frame)
Shelf orientation: Horizontal or vertical

Challenge: Assembling the piece in a proper sequence

Quick fix:

Dovetail saw: The Veritas rip saw is as good as the much more expensive Bad Axe saw (borrowed)

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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johnhutchinson

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 02:33 PM

Say what ???

:-)

Love ‘em.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 03:28 PM

Looks great – love the dovetails.

-- Phil

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 03:58 PM

Very very cool

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#4 posted 09-02-2016 04:13 PM

Those are great and very unique.

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#5 posted 09-02-2016 04:34 PM

These speech bubbles are filled with words of wisdom …. and ingenuity!
Really clever design.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 09-02-2016 05:27 PM



These speech bubbles are filled with words of wisdom …. and ingenuity!
Really clever design.

- oldnovice

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-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 09-02-2016 05:35 PM

Hello Chuck

A very cool idea

I love this design

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 09-02-2016 06:45 PM

Those are awesome…!

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#9 posted 09-02-2016 09:09 PM

Fantastic. Reminds me of a project I did for my daughter, attached. CNC’ed some Komatex PVC foam.

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#10 posted 09-02-2016 11:25 PM

Very cool looking wall shelves! Definitely going to be conversation starters at your house!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 09-03-2016 03:21 AM

Excellent idea!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 09-03-2016 10:13 AM

Very cool shelves. Great place to house a comic book collection.
Love the dovetails and rounded edges.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 09-03-2016 11:11 AM

Outstanding, original and unique shelve design. I’m glad you showed us how you made those angled clamping. Very useful ideas.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 09-03-2016 01:37 PM

These are very creative and nicely done. They are also real eye catchers.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ChuckM

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#15 posted 09-03-2016 02:04 PM

Thanks everyone for sharing your comments.

For those who are familiar with handcutting dovetails (of course I encourage you to use a dovetail jig/router if you use power tools), the assembly part is the more challenging part. You need to follow a certain order to put the pieces together. My assembly order looks like this:

Dry fitting was the partial key to success in this project. Cutting the bevels on the pin boards (the two lower horizontal pieces) after the dovetails were cut was the most nerve-wrecking part (unless you use a router jig) as any mistake made would require a new pin board to be cut.

Here are a few more shop photos of the build:



-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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