Wednesday Working – Bookcase and Cats

Let’s start with cats:

This is Boots, Spoty, and Socks having their midday treat.

I’ve been working on a new bookcase for my office. The woodwork part is done and the glue is drying. Next step is to put some finish on this. I’ll be using a clear lacquer which always seems to take forever to stop smelling like solvent so it will be a couple of weeks before this gets moved into the office.

Actually this is a base unit for an existing upper bookcase.

I did do a little more quilting but nothing worth taking a picture of.

On the writing front, I managed to write a new poem for my collection of Matthew response poems. 16 of 48 planned poems are now complete. Since I’ve managed two poems so far this year, I’m moving up the expected completion date of the collection to fall 2029.

Next on the list is more drawers for the workshop cabinets. So far I have all the materials needed, including the recent arrival of the drawer slides:

That’s slides for 14 drawers

Yup, it’s a lot drawers. Last year I bought some cheap kitchen cabinets to use as my big machine shop storage system. Turns out it needs 14 drawers. Right now I working on the process to batch build these. This could take awhile.

That’s it for this week. If you need me, I’ll be in the shop.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Wednesday Working – Bookcase and Cats

  1. You had me at cats! Unfortunately, you lost me after the cats. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dave says:

    I just made an entry in my calendar for Fall 2029. I’ll be ready to read a lot of poetry.

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  3. Flojo says:

    I see your work and flash onto the Red Green Show. You ever see that? So creative and fun. Just like you.

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  4. Thanks for the kitty pictures – they made me smile! Your bookshelf looks great, too. And that’s a LOT of drawer slides! Are the drawers a consistent size that will make it easier to batch-produce?

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  5. jfwknifton says:

    That is a beautiful “base unit for an existing upper bookcase”. You have wonderful skills with your woodworking. Have you ever tried handcarving?

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    • I’ve not done much wood carving. I prefer doing marquetry (veneer) work for decoration. I’ve not done much wood turning either. Someday, I’ll likely try doing a little more of each.

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  6. I can see your wife should never let you get bored. You are an Energizer bunny!

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  7. Yes to cat names!

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  8. As soon as I saw the title of your post in my mailbox, I smiled. πŸ˜€ What are your cat’s names?

    The drawers sound intimidating. I bet though, after making 14 of them, you will be pretty good at it. I find my repetitive tasks are the ones that teach me the most. I can’t wait to see them.

    Enjoy the build! πŸ˜€

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