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Project by rawb posted 09-21-2010 02:53 AM 961 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this oak bookcase. I started back in June, but really took my time on it. It’s solid oak with an oak ply back. The dadoes are hand cut, not easy when they’re stopped, and rounded over. I used walnut plugs to cover the screw holes. I also did half blind dovetails by hand for the first time. Two coats of tung oil for the finish.
28 3/4” tall
36 3/4” wide
Thanks for looking.
rawb





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 03:04 AM

Nice bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 11:04 AM

Handcut stopped dadoes – wow. Nice job. I like the solid look and the rounded edges. Also like the way the grain’s figure follows the side to the bottom shelf.

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com

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rawb

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 02:19 PM

Thanks guys. When I cut the dadoes I cut about an inch at a time then used a rounded carving tool to cut the ends. First time i tried it and luckily I didn’t blow out the end of the dado!
rawb

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