Did I say I'd be back on Monday? I'm sorry I meant Tuesday. Although technically I was here Monday but as I have mentioned before, Mondays are Radio Program day.
Last time I placed masking tape tabs on the shelves and used a pencil and Incra ruler to lay out the pin locations. Then I used a snapper to punch the pin hole centers. I've set up the drill press with a twist drill the right size for my dowels and have set the depth so it will drill through the shelf and 1/4" into the rack body. I'll drill the holes in all the lower shelves, adjust the drill press table to drill the middle shelves and drill all of those, reset it again for the top shelves and finally drill the back band.
Once they've bottomed I use a flush cut saw to trill off the dowels, glue another pair of holes and drive them in again.
Between each driving I sand a small champher on the end of the dowels to help them go into the holes smoothly.
When this is done I'll blow the dist out and set them aside. Tomorrow I'll load the HVLP gun with lacquer and spend the day finishing. I' not looking forward to that. Lacquer always makes me sick to my stomach (my beard prevents the respirator form sealing up as completely as it should) and I'm still feeling puny from being sick last week. But, at least i do have a dedicated finishing room. I can go in there to shoot the lacquer then while it dries I'll retreat to another part of the shop and work on something else between shooting sessions.