|Forum topic by mrpedal||posted 10-25-2011 02:10 AM||2637 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-25-2011 02:10 AM
This has to have been covered somewhere, but I didn’t find it after a bit of searching.
The first project, a bookcase (natch, right?) is a box with a back, and a single adj shelf on pins in the middle. I have 4 stop dadoes so the top and bottom fit into the sides. It’s all 3/4 birch ply.
I swear I snuck up on the widths, and even did multiple tests on the first one. I used a cutoff of the same ply to measure. I figure some combo of bumping the router around (did all by hand w/ edge guide), sanding parts AFTER, and less than stellar adhesion to meticulous marking (read that as “leave the pencil line? or remove the line with the cut? YEAH POWWWWER TOOOOLss”)
So, the gaps aren’t huge, I’ll measure them tonight… they just aren’t the ‘snug’ push in I had initially. I think if I put all the pieces together right now the combined wiggle would let the case list left or right a bit.
I’d love to, ahem, take this bug and make it a feature by learning how to fix this (you know, for the next time this never happens again because I’ve learned my lesson etc)
Let’s say the issue is about 1/32”, and 1/16” in the worst area. Will a ton of yellow glue, some sawdust, and 2 person squaring during glue up fix this? I don’t know if I could make shims that small on my tablesaw.