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Book Shelf - Portable Bookshelf - for Tabletop

194 days ago by Joe Lyddon | 18 comments »

Book Shelf – Portable Bookshelf – for Tabletop Wood Magazine – May 2003 – for Plans I used a Sliding Dovetail to attach the shelf to the Ends instead of what the plans called for. I found a Bed Headboard on the street on Trash day… was solid wood! That’s what I used. I could have / should have sanded the wood a little more, but I thought it would some character to it the way I did. A little wood burning was done for a Unicorn on each End. ...

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Table bookcase #2: Finishing it up

293 days ago by siavosh | 0 comments »

I finally bought a joinery saw, the new Lee-Valley (LV) extra fine dozuki they had on special a couple weeks ago, and boy does it leave a cleaner cut than my 210mm ryoba. The kerf is so thin, sometimes the blade sticks, I might look into waxing it a bit if it persists. Out of all the hand tool skills, I want to improve my sawing the most. By far it seems that a good cut saves the most time and leaves a better result than any later clean up work with my chisels. Most of the joinery were...

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Table bookcase #1: Getting the stock ready

301 days ago by siavosh | 2 comments »

Last week I found a pro woodworker/contractor advertising his offcuts on craigslist. I headed over and was in awe of what he called offcuts. I ended up with some great tips from him in addition to some slabs of Alaskan yellow cedar, sugar pine, and some pieces of walnut and cherry. I’m saving these for a toolbox I hope to make soon and a marking gauge. In the meantime, I knew I was running out of space to store this wood in a sightly manner back home. The little wood space I did have...

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2 Board Modular Bookshelf - Woodworking Basics

378 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 4 comments »

This modular bookshelf is a great project for beginning woodworkers and you veteran woodworkers as well. Requiring only 2 boards to build and a limited amount of tools, this project can be made in a day or a weekend. the design can be modified by building more cubes or changing the orientation of the unit itself. Add some color and it makes a great display and shelving unit for a kids room. Give it a try.

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Exercises in Artisanship #31: The Woodrights Galoot library Part 2

625 days ago by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

What, no spoons you might be thinking…lol. Well of course not for it is time to get grooving with our Woodrights Galoot Library! No matter what you do sometimes the wood has made up it’s mind on how well it will work for the job. In this episode the old box store pine was what I call a bit “Bitchey”,.....not sawing so well, and especially not up for me having an easy go of dadoing the inner sides. The tools were all plenty sharp but the wood was just a little tough and sappy this tim...

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LJ Gateways #2: Gateways to Projects

1271 days ago by MsDebbieP | 15 comments »

The following are gateways to project/blog/forum postings re: the identified topic(more coming soon)     LumberJocks’ Projects/Skills Gateways Bandsaw Boxes Benches Birdhouses Bookshelves Bowls Candle Holders Canes Clocks Coffee Tables Cradles Decks Doors Entertainment Centres Frames Guitars Hinges Jigs Kids' Projects Pen-Making Planes Sanding/Sand Paper Scrollsaws Toys All LumberJocks’ GATEWAYS Safety Tips ...

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One Project Down, Another Ready To Go

1419 days ago by Kerry Drake | 2 comments »

Finally finished the face frames on the built-in bookcases, and they are now done except for painting (and my lovely wife is going to take care of that). Here is the “finished” product that still needs some “finish”. Now on to new and (gasp) even bigger things. We are going to take a wall out of the Kitchen and open it up to the dining room, and where the wall was, we’re going to put in a new set of Cabinets with a built in breakfast bar. The run of...

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Wood Art #9: cute use for scrap wood - hanging block shelves

1516 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Got a bunch of little wood scrap blocks, some planks, rope, and hooks? I found this online: More pics.

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Book shelf #1: My entry for Popular Woodworking Bookcase contest

2274 days ago by Nathanp | 3 comments »

Hello all, Found my way here from Popular Woodworking editor’s blog. Nice place you got here. This is my entry for the Popular Woodworking bookcase contest. It is also my first Sketchup project. The shelf is the foundation of several variations I’d like to do (formal\classical, Asian). I’m still learning Sketchup, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get pictures of those up before the deadline. A couple of pictures: And here's a link to the ...

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Challenge04 Bookcase #1: Modern Style Dovetail Bookcase

2275 days ago by kshipp | 3 comments »

Here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. Actually, maybe I should call it “how I forced myself to learn Sketchup the right way.” I had dabbled in Sketchup before but I never made drawings of different components that I then assembled. I spend a lot of time for this challenge watching the tutorials on YouTube and reading about proper Sketchup techniques online. I have worked with many 3D modeling programs before and some of the concepts are the same but there is certainly a le...

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