Bookshelves: Episode 7

Bookshelf 7

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Paul starts off this episode by fitting the dividers and gluing them in place. He then goes through the process of planing the back of the bookshelf in preparation for laying out the back frame.

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  1. Eddy Flynn on 12 March 2014 at 4:44 pm

    thanks, love the quick and simple little fix when the divider fractured at the front .

  2. Scott on 12 March 2014 at 6:27 pm

    My favorite part is the clamps he makes from the strips of wood. This is the same clamping technique I have seen a ukulele maker utilize. Brilliant.

    I am glad to see I am not the only one with up to 1.5 millimeters of planing to do on my case backs after glue-up. 😉

    Thanks all!

  3. STEVE MASSIE on 12 March 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Paul and crew another great video. That face frame layout looks interesting, I am going have to study that one for a bit. This is defiantly going to be one stout book case or knick shelf.

    Thanks for this !


  4. david o'sullivan on 12 March 2014 at 10:19 pm

    excellent teacher ,meticulous to every detail ,explains every aspect to the novice ,and the quality of camera work to highlight pauls explanations is superb .i am really enjoy these classes. thanks

  5. Anonymous on 13 March 2014 at 3:45 am

    Love how these things come together.

  6. davebulow on 13 March 2014 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for another great episode!

  7. smfield on 13 March 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Sorry, but when I got to the case back frame and sheet I just brad and glued it. I couldn’t see (or rather didn’t have) the time spent on doing M&T. I know it would have been good practice though.

  8. Chris Bunney on 15 March 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Paul, I’ve seen other videos online where the shelves on a bookshelf are connected to the sides with sliding dovetails made with an (electric) router. Do you ever use sliding dovetails instead of dados, or are they not worth the effort to do by hand? I guess you would need some sort of special plane to form them by hand?

  9. Gary on 31 March 2014 at 7:51 am

    Wonderful, as always! I especially like the way the shelf unit plans ahead to lean against the wall. Personally, especially on carpeted floors, I’ve often had trouble leveling pieces against a wall (i.e. book cases & Grandfather clocks). This method will solve that problem. Also, in reference to Chris’s question, I too have wondered about through dovetails with hand tools….

  10. rdsel on 2 April 2014 at 2:24 am

    Your clamps appear to have wood filler strips which are not in the similar ones avaliable in the US. Did you add these and do ,you have any suggestions as to the best way to add these?

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