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jumbojack

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06-10-2016 03:10 AM

I was installing some custom shelving in a linen closet. I measured the exact width of the shelf opening front and back. Luckily they only varied a 16th to 3/32. They did however vary from the top shelf to the bottom shelf by 7/32”. I ended up cutting them all 3/32” less than the measured size with a 5* bevel. It allowed the shelf to drop right in with about a 16th gap over all. That’s a 1/32” on each side which was nearly invisible. .
I did not arrive at this on the first go round. Try it you’ll like it.

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#1 posted 06-10-2016 03:29 AM

Good idea, Jack!!

Jim

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#2 posted 06-10-2016 03:41 AM

I cut this three times and it’s STILL too short!

M

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#3 posted 06-10-2016 05:46 AM

That is really using the old noggin’ congratulations on snarfling the Garthock!

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#4 posted 06-10-2016 11:05 AM

Hey, Jack, thanks for the tip. I am going to be making new treads and risers to go over the existing ones and will use this method to ensure a great fit without bunging up the stringers.

-- Art

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 12:01 PM

Good doing Jack..

“Measure TEN TIMES , cut once.” (author unknown) Words to live by :-)

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 06:29 PM

I think you reinvented the door trick.

The strike edge of a man door is always beveled by 5 degrees so the edge of the door doesn’t hit the jamb.
The margin around the door is constant, and the bevel is hidden by the stop.

Done learned that in arkitec school. :-)

GREAT TIP !!!

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#7 posted 06-12-2016 01:02 PM

Gr8 tip JJ. I always seem to make things too tight. I need to allow a lil more space

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