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    Just a bookcase - needed work on some new skills and techniques (pics)

    I needed a bookcase for the growing number of WW books I have consuming my night stands. I also wanted to try out a couple new techniques/skills before using them on a paying job (TV stand). Here is the pre-stained/pre-lacquer result. It was the first project use of my low angle jack, my first time cutting crown molding (all the trim I made in the shop), and it will be my first lacquer attempt latter this week. Wood is red oak from IN (top glue up, crown/trim, face frames, shelf edges) and red oak ply (sides and shelves) from Menards.







    Thanks for looking.

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    looks good to me,, the gtr sawn face frames are gonna snap when they get the lacquer one question i the pic i see a jig of some sort on your bandsaw table with air attached what is it?
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    That is the shop fox W1500 right angle jig. You can use it to resaw kinda. I use it with my shaper. I am just storing it there - open miter slot. Air line is just resting there as I just used my brad nailer.


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    Good looking cabinet Mike. I'd say you're ready to move on to that TV stand.
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    Beautiful work Mike. Looking forward to seeing more photos too!
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    That looks great Mike. What method do you prefer for drilling your shelf peg holes? I have rarely used them and usually with mixed results (ie; I'm a klutz). I have some bookcases coming up for my office (snowdrifts of WWing mags here as well) and will need to drill a boat load of them.
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    I use the rockler shelf pin jig. It was cheap and drills holes 14 at a time. You use the jigs edge to register alignment and a shel pin to index/continue on drilling. Comes wit a vix bit as well for self centered holes. Mine is the 1/4" model.

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    A very nice looking bookcase.
    How many passes did the crown molding take to get done?

    A bit more expensive and elaborate shelf drilling jig is offered by LeeValley http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...at=1,180,42311
    It has lots of different sized bushings.

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    Mike this is outstanding work. Anyone would be proud to have it in home or office.

    Ray Gerdes

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    Very, very nice

    Simple lines add to the beauty.Be sure to post pics when completed w/stain etc.

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