Monday, August 25, 2014

What I Did Over The Weekend

or

The Sweltering

     It was hot this past weekend, beastly hot and humid.  Doing much of anything outdoors meant perspiration-soaked clothing, and I mean flippin' wet.

     Slightly daunted but undeterred (and equipped with several day's supply of T-shirts), I set out to complete the project I had set for the week off: expanding my office bookshelves.
     Petty snazzy, huh?  It's all done except for the shimming and Kreig-fastening to the full shelf next to it.  This one has a tall shelf at the top for microphones and smaller one below it for old cameras and telegraph keys.

     The vertical support at the far right is rabbeted and the shelves are notched to lock the assembly together and keep the vertical flush with the back of the shelves.  This solves the problem of clearance and access, or at least lets me decide on a shelf-by shelf basis which one gets precedence.

     Will this let me finally unpack all my radio books?  Probably not.  But it's a big step in that direction.

6 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Nice. I spent the weekend attempting to clear out my office so I could even dream about building this kind of thing :)

NAVIGATOR said...

HUZZAH FOR THE NEW BOOK SHELF !

D.W. Drang said...

Pretty cool. My father's a good wood worker, or at least used to be, I don't know that he's done any in years; as for me, I can drive a screw straight 3 out of 5 times if the pilot holes are right...

Is that corner particularly tight, or is it just the camera angel that makes it look like it's at about a 45 degree angle?

Old NFO said...

Progress, right? :-)

Tam said...

"Is that corner particularly tight, or is it just the camera angel that makes it look like it's at about a 45 degree angle? "

Trick of the lens. It's a regular 90* corner. :)

Roberta X said...

What Tam said. If you look at the very top shelf, it's a little more obvious.