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Hickory shelf to display wood turning projects

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Project by BB1 posted 01-15-2017 09:00 PM 1317 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally was able to hang the hickory shelf unit I made to showcase my husband’s wood turning projects. This was based on a plan in the Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Wood magazine. I had to change a few dimensions based on the amount of wood I had but, for once, actually followed (for the most part) a plan! Some challenges were in dealing with some bowing of the wood (MUCH thanks to the LJ who offered helpful suggestions, see http://lumberjocks.com/topics/196466). This was the outcome from the cut and glue that is now the bottom shelf

I used four coats of GF High Performance for the finish and really like how it brought out the beauty of the hickory. Lessons learned with this project include how to flip my planer blades, how to cut and re-glue to help deal with a bowed board, and (for my husband) how to make a dowel to match – which I used to plug the visible screws on the shelves.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 09:59 PM

Excellent shelf, Barbara!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 01-15-2017 11:17 PM

Thanks…and the cedar pencil holder at the bottom left was completed with the support of the steady rest I made. Thanks for you insights on getting the wheels rolling!


Excellent shelf, Barbara!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


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#3 posted 01-16-2017 04:14 PM

beautiful shelf

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John

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 03:00 AM

Barbara, nice job. I showed it to my wife and said “hint hint”.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 03:08 AM

Thanks. The plan is pretty easy to follow – although I would recommend working with something other than hickory (or be more careful than I was in selecting really flat boards!).


Barbara, nice job. I showed it to my wife and said “hint hint”.

- John


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#6 posted 01-17-2017 05:27 PM

Beautiful shelf with no ordinary design. I bet many woodworkers have a problem with storage of their projects. You solved this problem very efficient – for short period of time. Sure there will be more to store.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-17-2017 10:32 PM

Great looking shelf. But, please find a cover/camouflage for the mounting screws.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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BB1

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#8 posted 01-17-2017 10:37 PM

Already is pretty full so I better start planning to build another display!!


Beautiful shelf with no ordinary design. I bet many woodworkers have a problem with storage of their projects. You solved this problem very efficient – for short period of time. Sure there will be more to store.

- majuvla


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#9 posted 01-17-2017 11:17 PM

The plan called for flathead screws and cup washers. I had thought about trying to figure out how to attach to the wall from the back, but ended up just following the plan with the visible fasteners. What other methods would be options for this type of shelf?


Great looking shelf. But, please find a cover/camouflage for the mounting screws.

- ralbuck


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