So i am back on the project i started making some custom shelves for my office. Following Glenns advice that being organized makes for better work environment. So i took some time out to do a little woodworking. Yeah i had to pick -13 celcius to go cut a bunch of ply for shelf draws. Well thats done and the IBox jig i say again for anyone that dont have one, BUY one. Its the best thing since sliced bread.
Alright draws are glued up and sanded and now i suddenly got cold feet and stopped in my tracks. Worse than a donkey.
Here is the issue. I worked out all nice and carefully the run of little draws i could get on this shelf. Could not believe myself being able to cut the wood then cut the joints and have the draws all come out to size and square. INCRA you amazing both in that Mitre Guage you make (what a pleasure not worrying about if its square) and the Ibox. I think the result was such shock it froze me in my tracks.
Now from the pics here
You can see the plan is to have these draws just slide friction fit between two shelves and a divider of 1/4 masonite. NOt pretty but i want the functionality more than pretty right now. Pretty can come later.
So i tested putting all my draws together with the masonite in between and voila it all fits like it was supposed to. (dont laugh thats a shock to me but i guess i have been hanging around with all of you here so something must have rubbed off by now).
But now even though i have marked the measurements on the wood, and have a router sled i got cold feet.
I need both top and bottom shelves dados for the masonite to be perfectly in alignment and i dont need creep. Next i have managed through cunning care to end up with a little room to maneuver and that was deliberate. BUt now i got to spread that spare space which is about 3/8 over 7 pieces of masonite and that affects the measurements.
So all you pros and brains out there throw me a bone please so i can cross this river without drowning and messing up the shelves.
I dont know what it is just mentally stuck on how to move forward.
Was going to go to the garage like i have done to cut the ply and use a 1/4 dado set but my table saw/fence combo wont do the whole shelf from one edge so i am chicken of trying that one.
Been thinking of doing them one at a time and using the actual draw and masonite for marking the cut line. And finding a piece of paper or card that would provide that extra to take up the 3/8.
On top of it all i am working in the basement in a very crowded space not ideal for this work but determined to get some woodworking in this winter.
Thanks in advance for any ideas help and suggestions.
Last question , am i crazy to think of running a 1/4 router bit in a 3.5 HP router.? My Milwaukee is what my cutting sled is set up for and i need to get a collet for it if i am going to use that. I used it for all my dados on the shelf so far.
Been thinking of using the Colt trim router and just clamping a guide in place but to me that just spells errors again.