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    Orestes
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    Misha
    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.

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    Misha
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    Orestes,
    Your explanation is clear and exact. I will take it into consideration. Thank you!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New!

    Misha

    #445202

    Orestes
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    Last dry run before glue-up.

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    Misha
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    Great! Even the back of the bookcase looks balanced
    I hope everything was going well with glue-up.

    Misha

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    C White
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    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?

    #446706

    Orestes
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    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.

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    Richard Guggemos
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    Such good work

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    Orestes
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    Than you that’s very kind

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    btyreman
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    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.

    #447232

    Orestes
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    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 it

    #451084

    Orestes
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    The cabinet coming closer to finish.
    The door is next

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    SmokyRick Crawford
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    I love the cross design. This is a lovely cabinet.

    In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA

    #456548

    Orestes
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    thank you so much SmokyRick !!

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    billstennett
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    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.

    Cheers

    Bill

    #460186

    Orestes
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    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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