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Old 02-12-2004, 10:36 PM   #31
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Then we used a fancy mortise jig on the tablesaw to cut a lip into the inside top of the feet. Obviously, you don't need all the hardware to do it, but if you've got it, flaunt it.
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:38 PM   #32
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And here's the first rough cut of the feet.
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Old 02-16-2004, 08:34 PM   #33
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I didn't get to do anything over the weekend, but my dad glued up the feet, smoothed over the ends, and glued in some blocks on the inner surfaces of the corners.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:46 AM   #34
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Next, we prepared the plywood backing. It is 1/8 inch birch plywood, so it is quite flimsy.

First I measured the same distance from one edge at intervals, using some scrap wood to make sure the tape measure didn't go too diagonally, then I used a straightedge to connect the dots.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:47 AM   #35
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Then I put masking tape along the line, to minimize splintering, and my dad cut it with a circular saw.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:49 AM   #36
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We then shaved it down with a (very sharp) plane, until it fit in the groove on the back of the bookshelf.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:51 AM   #37
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We ground notches in the edge with a dremmel, to allow for the bolts which will hold the backing in.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:52 AM   #38
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And here's what it looks like with those screws in...
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:53 AM   #39
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...And from the front. We're getting close to finished.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:44 PM   #40
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For the molding around the top, we routed one edge of a board, cut it off with a tablesaw, then repeated the process.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:47 PM   #41
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We also ripped off two slices from some of the spare wood from the shelves.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:49 PM   #42
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We used the chopsaw to make a angle joint in the molding, for the corner.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:54 PM   #43
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For perfect placement, we wanted to place the molding while the frame was together. The masking tape is to avoid unwanted gluing.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:56 PM   #44
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And then we glued it. Once the glue got a bit solid, the excess glue was scraped off with a chisel.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:48 PM   #45
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man, monkey. you guys don;t fuck around, do you? very precise work. I'm very impressed. Dad's got a pretty mean tool set, too, huh?

some day, baby, some day.

tell your pop he's my hero, and keep the pics coming!
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