This project encompasses the two areas that I know the most here in our makerspace. The Aluminium brackets were made in our metal shop while the Walnut and Ash shelfs where built in the Wood shop. This project was my first attempt at making dove tail joints. First the ash and walnut were plained to thickness and glued together. Then I cut the glued up boards to length. The longest step in the process was setting up the dove tail joint. After watching hours of youtube videos between test cuts with the router and dovetail jig I managed to get a passable joint.
Once the shelfs were made it was on to the metal shop to machine the brackets. The aluminum block was first put in our lathe to make round. Then each piece was cut up into the half moon pieces and milled on the Bridgeport.