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Table bookcase #1: Getting the stock ready

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Blog entry by siavosh posted 300 days ago 700 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last week I found a pro woodworker/contractor advertising his offcuts on craigslist. I headed over and was in awe of what he called offcuts. I ended up with some great tips from him in addition to some slabs of Alaskan yellow cedar, sugar pine, and some pieces of walnut and cherry. I’m saving these for a toolbox I hope to make soon and a marking gauge.

In the meantime, I knew I was running out of space to store this wood in a sightly manner back home. The little wood space I did have was dedicated to some cheap and gnarly redwood fence boards I had picked up months ago. I knew I had to use them up to free up space and keep my woodworking queue moving.

I decided to create a little bookcase for a wide side table we have. After a fun creative process, I settled on a design, made some measurements, and woke up early Saturday morning to get a head start preparing the stock.

The boards were pretty straight, but it took a lot of sweat to cut them to pieces and plane off the rough surfaces, revealing some nice grain.

The design called for some 10” wide surfaces, so I had a chance to practice some edge planing and glueing.

I checked the design and measurements with a crude mock up.

With the stock ready, next will be the joinery.

Thanks for reading!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 298 days ago

Excellent score! I always find the creative process and problem solving to be one of my favorite parts of the process.

I look forward to seeing the final project from your cache of new found materials.

Now you have a contact too!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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siavosh

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#2 posted 298 days ago

Thanks Todd! It was a surprising take away to now have someone I can contact for discounted raw material.

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