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[Rocket Bookcase] Assembling Stage Two

Had a little time today and thanks to the Kreg jig, made a lot of progress, relatively speaking. First up, I used the coping saw to make a duplicate shelf for the upper stage.  Then I cut out a rectangular … Continue reading

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[Rocket Bookcase] Beginning Stage Two

Haven’t had a lot of shop time in the past week, too many tasks around the house and yesterday was a complete wash (rain all day makes for stir-crazy kids).  But, I did get out there today and made some … Continue reading

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[Rocket Bookcase] Coopering the Base

Finally got back to work on this project…I dove right in with making the staves for thr coopered base on Stage I.  My plan is to make a nice curved wall and cut a hatch into it so Keaton can … Continue reading

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[Rocket Bookcase] Stage One Assembly

Busy day today!   The Stage I carcass is nearly complete!   I planned on attaching the sides, cutting the curves of the shelves and putting everything together.  And I did, but there was some jig making that had to be done … Continue reading

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[Rocket Bookcase] First Cuts

This design for this bookcase calls for a simple shape for the backing.  In the previous post I mentioned splitting it in  two for ease of construction.  Here’s how I did it: Using the Versacut, I freehand cut every line … Continue reading

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[Rocket Bookcase] The Design

Wallowing the success of the princess castle bookcase, I quickly realized that with our third child due in February, it was high time to make Keaton a bookcase of his while I can.  It’s too cold in the winter for … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Grand Finale.

Thus begins the home stretch.  Yesterday, I glued up the letters, decorated some little stars and fimished prep on the mirror and frame. I also wrapped up touch paint and trimmed the excess paint off the base trim where it … Continue reading

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