Bookcase and Wall entertainment unit #2: Getting Started

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Blog entry by rando1 posted 08-20-2010 12:59 AM 6520 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A pile of lumber….Gathering materials, working out cut lists and design…..
Man, why can’t we just fire up the equipment and get going.

Well, to begin with, there are other projects that are trying to get done and can’t get going in shop til all the materials get delivered.

Be it as it may, we were able to begin cutting on the carcases of the lower bookcases this afternoon.
It is so rewarding to look at a pile of lumber and see what kind of shape and display it transforms too.

We basically started on cutting sheet material and some dado work for the bases. Hope to get a good bit of the boxes together tomorrow and start working on the decorative end caps.

So glad to see something happening! More to come.



-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#1 posted 08-20-2010 12:47 PM

The first photo is confusing to my old brain.
It looks like you’re free handing a board through a dado blade.
I know that can’t be.
Would you explain the picture?


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#2 posted 08-20-2010 01:20 PM

I had cropped the picture we had the fence set at other end as guide.
Yeah free-handing a dado would not be advisable:)

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 08:37 PM


I noticed you’re wearing gloves while working on the tablesaw. Based on my personal experience I think that’s not a good safety practice.

But otherwise, looks good.


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#4 posted 08-23-2010 12:12 AM

I understand Herb.
this is only a common practice with sheet goods where our hands are further away from blade and for keeping a good grip on the material.

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