|Project by kosta||posted 06-21-2010 02:59 PM||1370 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Yo whats up everybody I finished the display case a few weeks ago and and it turned out looking pretty good. I used 3/4 pine for the display case. It has an ogee profile on the front of the top piece. I put 3 coats of finish and then 2 coats of polyurethane. The back panels are recessed in so they dont stick out. Recessing back panels is a good way to make a project look better but its a lot more difficult because if the sides and the back panels aren’t square then the back panels wont fit properly and you will have big spaces between the sides and back panels.
The last project I cut dados on was the shoe rack. I tried to use a 1/2 straight bit to cut a 3/4 in dado by shimming the fence over which didnt work too good. On the display case I got a 3/4 in straight bit and I used a plywood fence instead of a 2×2 pine fence. The problem with using a 2×2 fence is that the clamps that hold the fence in place really stick up and get in the way of the router. With the plywood fence I could set the clamps about 5 in back from the router so they would not get in the way.
-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/