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Thread: Bookcase Build Thread in Allen's Honor Dec 8 update

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    Bookcase Build Thread in Allen's Honor Dec 8 update

    Thanks to Allen, whose speed of production is inspiring, I'm going to focus and start producing. For anyone reading this who doesn't know me here, I'm a rookie; so you aren't going to learn anything about brilliant woodworking technique in this build thread. What I can promise is regular evening entertainment as you get to watch me bumble and fumble and figure out a way even if I don't know what I'm doing. I have roughly 35 lf of bookcases to build and install in my front room.

    I spent the past few days fooling with sleds and jigs. I realize, thanks to Allen again, that I need to set that stuff aside and get to work. All the jig stuff can wait. I don't need it instantly nor do I have room for it. I did manage to make a zero clearance throat plate (sort of ) with the duct tape (hillbilly) levelling technique. The only thing I still have to do it put my little CS track back together. I had taken it apart and now I'm putting it back together. All the ply is cut, so it shouldn't take too long to get it together.

    So here are today's photos.

    My work table:
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    My table saw--please notice all the sawdust.
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    I've added a little radio/CD player for my enjoyment.
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    My only distraction over the next few days is I will have to cut some boards for the fence. We are finishing fencing in the property and the old fence on one side has lots of gaps at the bottom....can't let the dogs have the run of the place until those are closed up. But I already have the boards for that and already have the taper jig ready. So stay tuned, the fun is just beginning. I sincerely regret that my questions for the forum will slow since I'm in the shop all day and dog tired at night.
    Last edited by Cynthia White; 12-08-2011 at 11:40 PM.
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    Cool! Looking forward to watching the "regular evening entertainment"!... Cynthia TV, live, prime time on SDIY{She's Doing It Yeah}

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    Have at it grasshopper, we are here for the entertainment and to offer assistance by the way, I feel you will do just fine and am looking forward to your finished product

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    Go Cynthia Go .....

    I see a tv show coming soon

    Well done Allen

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    You go, Girl!!!

    Evening entertainment? Cindycam is on its way!!!
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    I have total confidence in you, Cynthia. You will do just fine.
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    still think that tool cabinet needs to be pink in order to work properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    still think that tool cabinet needs to be pink in order to work properly
    You are totally right, Larry. I'm most unhappy with that BLUE color. Just not sure how to paint the metal......
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    What is this day two? Allen would be glueing up right now!
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