|Forum topic by cowboyj||posted 08-21-2010 06:46 AM||2474 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-21-2010 06:46 AM
I am building a wall-sized, bookcase-style, system of shelves. The shelves will be birch veneered plywood purchased from my local BB. The supports for the shelves are a surface-mounted system, about 5/8 inch wide by 3/16 inch deep. To accommodate the surface-mount, I will need to make 2 notches in the sides of each shelf, for a total of 4 notches per shelf. I will have 32 shelves, requiring 128 notches.
In addition to having the notches accurately located, I want to eliminate (or at least minimize) chip-out from the plywood veneer. Since I will be making 128 notches, I would like the procedure to be as efficient as possible. How would you do this?
I have considered cutting the notches on my table saw with a dado cutter after using a template to guide making chisel cuts on the back side of the shelf to minimize chip-out. I have also considered using a template to guide a small diameter, down-cutting router bit, cutting a little over half of the depth, from each side.
Do you have any suggestions?