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    G&G Inspired Bookcase - Assembled Pics

    I have the "wants" to make a dresser for the bedroom. My usual anxiety over my design ideas has me making a bookcase using many of the G&G elements I plan for the dresser. Sort of a trial run that can go in the study ;-) I figure by posting this early I will give myself some momentum to get things moving along instead of moving at my usual snail pace.

    I'm thinkin' walnut for the dresser but, I've got some mahogany that needs sawing so that will do for the bookcase. Here's the general idea at about 30" x 33" or thereabouts.

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    I roughly mark out parts to look over the grain patterns and get an idea of how one part will play with others once assembled.

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    I sometimes use the jigsaw to cross cut pieces to rough length. The cuts are quick and the sawdust is minimal.

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    This is the first project I have done with the new planer. The extra care in setting up is paying off as I am getting nice surfaces with no snipe.

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    By rough milling to whole dimensions in prep for resaw I can quickly setup the bandsaw using blocks and story sticks.

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    These four pieces will become the eight pieces used to make the vertical corner pieces.

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    I'll spend the rest of the evening breaking down boards and rough milling to oversize. There will be three panel glue-ups and I would like to get those in the clamps before the weekend if I can.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 11-12-2010 at 12:39 AM.
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    ill be watching you glenn.

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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Glenn has a tendency to worry about things that he can control (not the junk he can't control). Anyway that makes him think it out, spend time choosing the exact boards that he wants, make models and/or mock-ups. That is why his work is so good. Let's face it, I have several larger tables I would be glad to sell in the price range of his itsy-bitsy table.

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    Really looking forward to watching and learning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Aren't you glad you had such a great dad?
    You're killin' me dad. No matter how old you get, your parents still stick your "A" papers to the fridge . Meanwhile, back to the project at hand . . . Here's an x-ray view of one of the corner assemblies. Its not as complex as it looks and will supply a good deal of surface contact at the stress points.
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    Am I seeing things right it looks like maybe a single board or 2 boards together to make the corner rabbited at the top to set into a mortise. Is there a way to show this exploded to make it clearer to us that are having a problem seeing or is that understanding.
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    Thanks for looking guys. Yes, two pieces with a long vertical rabbet to make each corner post. That assembly then has two wide rabbets that wrap around the outer faces at each end to accept the upper and lower frame assemblies. No mortises at these joints but, lots of long grain gluing surface.
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