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Sliding Dovetail Bookcase for challenge

2287 days ago by wheresmytools | 3 comments »

I’ve never used SketchUp, but do like coming up with different designs. And Sketchup seems to be pretty easy to come up to learn. I made a similar bookcase with stopped dadoes but it wasn’t too sturdy. So I had to nail on a back panel, making it one-sided. This one has sliding dovetails making it easy to make up and fast to assemble. The SketchUp makes the dovetails easy; just draw a rectangle, use the pencil to draw the area that the router bit would cut out and then use the eraser to “route” it away. Then use the pushup tool to extrude to the final height/depth. The pieces that would be a partial “back” and the double verticals give str...

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