|Project by Jason™||posted 11-02-2012 07:09 PM||1390 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Well I been kinda busy cleaning up the old vise I recently recieved from a friend, but in the midst of this I was also working on a small storage shelf for possibly drill bits? or something!!. The main problem is I always tend to wander around in circles when I get free time in the shop and can’t seem to actually start anything I wanna make. Bad case of ADHD or something!! who knows. But anyways I decided that I wanted to start on a more advanced well for me anyways project that would be something that might actually turn out quite nice and be able to use it in the main part of the house instead of hiding it in the basement.
To start I really should have went from a set of plans of some sort but thats where the ADHD comes into play. Wandering around my little area the bright idea came over me to make a cabinet style small bookshelf type deal. From no type of plans or instructions. BIG MISTAKE #1 as the picture show this problem with the overall completed project. Not very good spacing or arrangement of shelves. I basically just started dadoing some grooves and placing rabbets around the sides and tops. Knowing what I wanted to make with a blurry picture in my head somewhere? I got all the pieces cut and then decided I was gonna apply the finish before I assembled any of it. A few days later I glued everything up and added some veneer to the front pieces to hide the plywood. This was in a tape style pack that I ran across at Lowes in the discount bin they had for like 1.79 or something. Everything went together quite well and I was really happy with myself knowing that I made this myself and it actually looks quite nice almost good enough for the living room or bedroom or…..?
The more I observed this unit the more I became quite irritated with the overall appearance of the shelf placement and such. Really wish I would of went with some real plans before I just started to throw something together. My main intentions for this was to hold my drill bits, few router bits I own, and the newly acquired 8 piece PC forstner bit set I picked up for 20 bucks. This was to be placed in the small slot shown, since these were in a wooden case and I wanted a home for them as well as all my other bits I have.
Learned quite a bit from this build and to never go without a good set of directions when I wanna make something. P
Pictures are not the greatest but I do wanna thank everyone on this site for all there help with all my questions I have all the time. I really wish there was some sort of community around my area that teaches woodworking and such. Im in the wrong area though and don’t really have much access to learning other than videos and such. They just make it look so easy though..
Thanks for looking and be truthful with this project. This was made with the copper rule, instead of golden…..lol
Note: My homemade router table can be seen as well another item that was threw together with a nail gun and no kinda plans. Been wanting to finish the fence and try this thing out to see if this makes using the router much simpler!!!