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My darling wife, bless her, recently decided to re-arrange the room that we use as an office and I must agree that it's far more convenient this way. There was just one problem, the bookcase, made in 1970, out of teak veneered high density particle board with 1/2" Teak edging was 6'3" wide, far too wide to stay in the office so I was asked (actually told) to make one to fit. In the past, on decent size projects I used dowels, dados and ocassionally, screwed together using plastic stoppers in the countersunk heads. This time I decided that biscuits would be the fastest method, and whilst I'm no engineer, I'm quite certain that there will be no problem strength wise so here is a photo-shoot of it's making. The first four shots are of the preparation.
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The last shot is of course of the redundant bookcase which is 6' 3" wide against the 3' 7" of the new one.
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Nice job Harry

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Nice job Harry and excellent write up as usual. Too bad about the old book case, it still looks quite usable.

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ya got skills Harry, no doubt about it!!!
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Looks great, Harry.

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Harry, thanks for taking the time to post the details as what your goal was. It looks beautiful. Hope to get there someday with my skills, for now paint has to cover my lack of finishing skills and woodworking skills for that matter.

By the way, I noticed you have a PC biscuit cutter. what kind of biscuits do you use. I bought a bunch of Bosch at lowes, but find them to be a loose in the slots, so I tend to pocket screws with glue and then remove the screws after the glue has set 24 hrs +.

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Nice!
What's the finish? it reminds me of the color my parents have on their kit cabs. Deep and rich.

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