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    shelf supports

    The other day I posted a question about this armoir which has some damage in the front from moving.

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    Now I have another question about it. I was putting stuff away inside and adjusting the shelves and I noticed that it was a shelf support system that I wasn't familiar with, but I find it quite clever.

    There are narrow vertical strips with teeth on them like cogs on a wheel fixed to the sides in the front and back of the inside of the armoir on each side, right and left, and there are moveable horizontal wood pieces that lock into the teeth on the strips to support the shelves.

    My question is, if you were cutting those vertical pieces with the teeth, how would you go about it? They are only about 2 inches wide at their widest, and 6 feet long.

    The photos were taken with me sticking my head inside and turning to the right and to the left.

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    ...and you'd stack all four together - maybe with double-faced tape - so you could cut them exactly alike.

    After stacking, I'd make the horizontal cuts on the tablesaw (assures perpendicularity) and then make the diagonal cuts on the bandsaw.

    Or you can do the whole thing on the bandsaw (or use Chuck's backsaw).
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    A table saw with a molding head would be another option.

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    Tablesaw as demonstrated by Jeff Miller at 2:50 in video 6 of this series: http://www.finewoodworking.com/subsc...-video-series/

    Keyed jig creates equal distance. Wider piece ripped into four strips provides a perfect fit.
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