- 30 December 2017 at 2:09 pm #423635
Sorry for the delay in answering your question, I had not checked-in in a while.
I basically use the top of the posts(stiles) as the reference point for all vertical dimensions.
Once I am sure the stretchers(rails) are flush w the top of posts I then measure to the top of the lower stretches to ascertain they are parallel.
Ps I use the top of stretches as my reference edge as a matter of habit well.
In the case of the door frame, there is an additional frame and I have pre-cut the verticals to guarantee that the distance between the stretches will be the same when I proceed to glue-up.31 December 2017 at 9:02 am #424557MishaParticipant
Your explanation is clear and exact. I will take it into consideration. Thank you!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New!
Misha20 January 2018 at 1:13 am #445202
Last dry run before glue-up.21 January 2018 at 5:24 am #446533MishaParticipant
Great! Even the back of the bookcase looks balanced
I hope everything was going well with glue-up.
Misha21 January 2018 at 9:49 am #446630C WhiteParticipant
wow this looks really good. Your workshop looks nice too – roomy. did you use many power tools, just out of interest? as in setting a stop on a table saw for the shoulder cuts of all the tenons?21 January 2018 at 12:27 pm #446706
Thank you so much.
No this was all done by hand, saws, chisels and hand planes.
And yes the shop is really very nice, I got tired of the small shed in the backyard
It’s about twelve by thirty feet with windows on two sides, fifth floor in a loft building, twelve foot ceilings.21 January 2018 at 3:26 pm #446832Richard GuggemosParticipant
Such good work21 January 2018 at 3:50 pm #446852
Than you that’s very kind21 January 2018 at 3:59 pm #446857btyremanParticipant
looks great, if that’s the prototype, can’t wait to see the final version, I actually like poplar quite a lot, it’s nice wood to work, good to see you’ve been busy with more work.21 January 2018 at 11:20 pm #447232
Thank you so much
I love poplar it so easy to work.
Not quite sure of how to finish it
I have given the panels a coat of watch oil before assembling, but not experienced enough w it26 January 2018 at 12:37 am #451084
The cabinet coming closer to finish.
The door is next29 January 2018 at 3:05 pm #456338SmokyRick CrawfordParticipant
I love the cross design. This is a lovely cabinet.
In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA29 January 2018 at 5:54 pm #456548
thank you so much SmokyRick !!31 January 2018 at 11:39 pm #459108billstennettParticipant
Great looking bookcase. Can I just ask how the shelves are fixed in please. Did you use some kind of fixing brackets on the stiles or are they m&t’d in somehow.
Bill2 February 2018 at 4:21 am #460186
Yes the shelves are held by 1/4” shelf pins.
I will take a close up picture for you and post.
I sued pins in order to give myself the flexibility of adjusting the position of the shelves.
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