bushwacked

Simple bookcase

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Looking good so far !  I checked out Jon Peters video for the project. 

The frame & molding  process on the back is similar to the face of my mantle, just bigger. Adding or subtracting moldings around the top & bottom & back can transform the appearance to very traditional or simple clean modern.  The finished back will allow it to be used as a room divider. 

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Very nice start to your project.  I was just looking at your workbench and thinking how nice it would be to have one something like it because of the type of work I do.it.   Looks like great storage also.  Like it.

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On your pencil trick, I almost didn’t see the pencil since it and the insert are yellow. Doesn’t that leave a gap everywhere except on the very face of the boards? 

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46 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

On your pencil trick, I almost didn’t see the pencil since it and the insert are yellow. Doesn’t that leave a gap everywhere except on the very face of the boards? 

Well depends how far back you out the pencil. Where I have it, it made about a 32nd to 16th gap. With this getting painted i don’t think it will be an issue... hopefully haha. 

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Wimp :P

It was 100 here yesterday and super huimd to boot. I didn't go outside except for a very short time between my office and my car.

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5 hours ago, bushwacked said:

When it’s 105 outside. You paint inside lol

You either have a very understanding wife, or she wasn't home.

The pencil trick is interesting.  The minor gap would bug me to no end though.  But if you are painting  I guess you can touch it up with caulk and I could live with that. ;)

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Finished up the first round of painting. Waiting till the top and base are on to figure out if i want to scuff it up or not. 

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Bow into building the base and top for this ...

 

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a quick mock-up just to see the contrast of the top. 

 

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poplar base built and fitted ... now to add the sapele wrapping ... 

 

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anybody like a little twist with their wood lol. The pic doesn’t do it justice. 

 

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working on miters and getting it fitted 

 

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a close up of the 7* angle I put on the base. Stops about 1/2” or so from the top. 

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I just spread the rags out flat & drape them over a metal rail outside to dry. The concern is the heat generated by curing oil finishes can lead to spontaneous combustion. Wadded up with no air flow is the issue. You can let gloves dry the same way, just make sure the wet oil is on the outside. Inside out gloves w oil removes airflow & traps heat.  

You could also drape rags over a rock or concrete block outside.

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10 hours ago, wdwerker said:

I just spread the rags out flat & drape them over a metal rail outside to dry. The concern is the heat generated by curing oil finishes can lead to spontaneous combustion. Wadded up with no air flow is the issue. You can let gloves dry the same way, just make sure the wet oil is on the outside. Inside out gloves w oil removes airflow & traps heat.  

You could also drape rags over a rock or concrete block outside.

Yep I have normally put them on the concrete with a rock on a side to keep the wind from blowing them around. I just saw the bucket and figured I would try this route haha. Turning out to be somewhat of a pain since now they are still in a bucket of water lol 

I think I will empty it out and just lay them out to dry like I always have ... live and learn and try new things haha 

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  To be honest I wondered about how the finish and paint would look when completed.  Your bookcase looks very nice.  Good work.

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22 hours ago, ..Kev said:

Turned out nice!  Good job!

Thanks Kev!! 

22 hours ago, Chet said:

That came out real nice.

Thank you Chet! 

13 hours ago, mat60 said:

  To be honest I wondered about how the finish and paint would look when completed.  Your bookcase looks very nice.  Good work.

haha, I wondered there whole time :) ... It came out better than I thought it would as well haha

11 hours ago, pkinneb said:

Very nice! Paint?? all I see is the beautiful piece of wood on the top :) 

yes that QS Sapele does look real nice! I am kinda a fan of it now ... 

9 hours ago, wdwerker said:

 Bravo ! Signed & dated ? 

thanks Steve!! Yes, I actually didnt mind on this one :) 

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