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    Cherry Bookcase

    Built this for a friend here lately. I really didn't like how it was turning out, so I overlaid the legs and stuff with thin sap filled pieces. Looks more like something I would build now. Turned the shelf supports out of brass to go with the color scheme. Had my friends wife come and take a few good pics. Oh the side panels are curly maple.

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    The pics with my camera aren't as yellow and show the sap better.

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    Wow, that's fantastic Steve. Beautiful job

    Curious as to how you made tha back of the bookcase ?
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    Wants to throw out props to Dan the Burro for helping me with a sketchup drawing to get this done.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Oh, back is 3/8 ship lapped in dado.
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    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    very nice steve,, that new state job must have been teaching you alot how did you support the shelves? looks like pins but dont see any holes? well done bud!!!
    also how did you finish it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Oh, back is 3/8 ship lapped in dado.
    Thanks, that's just what I was planning to do on the one I'm making.
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    Larry 5 holes per area of each shelf. If you look at the last pic in first post you can see them in the back. Her software must have taken the black dots out every where else. Strange I never noticed.

    Bob, each 2 boards in the back are book matched. I marked them like this so I wouldn't loose track of each.

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    thanks steve what did you use for finish?
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    Oh sorry again, wipe on poly. If I remember 6 coats on the flats for wear protection and 4 on sides. I did a test piece and anymore than 6 and it started to look plastic. Mixed minwax semi-gloss and mineral spirits to make my own. Only last 2 were semi others were gloss as to not build up the flateners in the semi.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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