Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wall Shelf Build Off - Part V - 20:15

And I'm done for the day. Time for dinner.

Before just dropping my tools like I usually do, I had to ask myself, "What would Alex do?"
Trying out the newly sharpened rabbet plane.

Oh, this is way easier than doing it with only a saw and a chisel!
Saw and chisel for a dado is easy, though.
What Would Alex Do?
I was hoping to get just a little farther today. Nail this together and maybe before that to put some finish on these parts.

I guess that will have to wait until tomorrow. The Frau hates it when I pound nails on Sundays. Maybe I'll have to send her to the beach or something.

Just so I know where I left off and don't jump ahead tomorrow, the next steps are to cut some stopped dadoes in the shelves for the center support/drawer divider. Before I install that, I have to laminate a strip of black wattle to the front of it so everything is pretty. ONLY THEN am I permitted to finish these parts and then nail them together.


  1. Great Scott! You are moving forward at an incredible pace.
    It is looking great so far.

    1. Thanks. I'm a bit worried that I'll start tomorrow behind schedule.

  2. Thank you for the updates I really wanted to try this build off but my schedule this weekend does not allow it. During some of my free time I have been checking yours and Jonas' progress.

    1. Hi Nathan! thanks for the comment. I think Jonas is a bit ahead of me. I've been too busy to make a post today. I'll rectify that right now.


  3. Not to worry Brian, you will be done for June :-)

    Bob, running and ducking tomatoes ( no snow balls in his neck of the woods) :-)

    1. Haha!

      That reminds me, I still need to start last June's chair...