|Project by Jay Nolet||posted 03-01-2013 02:33 AM||3095 views||59 times favorited||20 comments|
Hi all, here I have 3/4” Russian Birch from China carcass that is about 14” square and 1/4” shelves with 1/2”x 3/4” high pine for a face. I cut about a seven inch radius from 1/4” ply and glued it to the shelf and stuck a half inch dowel in the center. Three of the twelve shelves I boxed in as I now only have six blades and all kinds of smalls to put in the three (pic 5) and on the top. The last picture shows the middle fake shelf that is glues in to take out the bow in the Russian Birch from China. I started this project by calling up the local big box store to inquire as to the price of 3/4” Baltic Birch. I got the answer of say “X”. I then called the local lumberyard and asked for their price. I got the answer of “O”. The difference of price says to go to the lumberyard. After paying for the Baltic Birch, I said something to the affect that I liked Baltic Birch. The cashier said,”It’s not Baltic Birch, it’s Russian Birch from China. Hmmm. Let’s see. Shouldn’t have. Quality wasn’t there. But water under the bridge, lesson learned.
Side note: I needed to assure a constant dado width and spacing between, I cut a piece of wood the distance I had to move the fence for the dado and a piece of wood the size that I had to move the fence for the inbetweens. When I went to move the fence, I put the correct piece of wood against the back side of the fence and then backed it up with one of the sides of the carcass. Being careful, removed said strip of wood and moved the fence over and locked it in. I dial indicated the dadoes and the inbetweens and they all were plus or minus within .010. All in all, I like the way it looks. So, no finish.
Thanks for the look,
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