|My LeeValley plow plane doing its thing. This is a lovely plane. LV did an excellent job with this tool.|
|These depth gauges are great for checking the depth of a groove. If you don't have one, I recommend you get one. This one is a Brown and Sharpe. Lufkin and Starrett also make them. If you are cheap like me, antique is the way to go.|
|Well, that's a good sign, the groove lines up!|
|LV router plane (no, they aren't paying me to show off their tools). I haven't done this in oak before, it's tougher than in maple and takes some effort.|
|The finished dadoes. I didn't pick a particular dimension to set it at. There will be a chisel hanging in the shelf, so I used it to set where the shelf would fit.|
Today's lessons? Layout requires having your brain in a functioning mode. I'm not so much worried about the fact that my dadoes for the shelf turned out to be through dadoes. It's more the fact that I didn't place the groove where I should have. After this, it will be hard to make that same mistake again.
While I wait on the wood for the back, there isn't much to do. I'm going to get the length of the shelf close to its final dimension, and cut two of the three pieces required for the back. The shelf and the back will go in at the same time, so I'll be playing the waiting game.