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Only Maple.....almost - Part 2

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Project by JL7 posted 02-18-2017 11:44 PM 2800 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Steve (SPalm) for the design inspiration – you’re the man!
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/103052
I couldn’t get the project card widget thing to work for the link, sorry Steve…..

These are a continuation of some living room furniture that was posted 4 years ago:
Click for details

As you can see I’m pretty slow on the progress and still have another piece or two before calling the living room done….look for an update in 2021 or so…..

All the horizontal parts are re-purposed bowling alley Maple and the legs are re-purposed gym floor Maple….takes a lot of jointing and planing.

Finish is Maloof:

Some build photos:

Tearing apart the bowling lane, this is the thinner “approach” area of the bowling lane:

The walnut dowels in the end of the shelves are there to hide the leftover groove. I could have planed the grooves flush but you waste a ton of wood:

In hindsight I would do this different using a breadboard end of some sort, but too late for that…

The legs are 3 layers of laminated Maple flooring:

The odd shelf glue-ups:

Used an MDF template and a pattern bit to get the shape:

The shelves are secured in the corners with Walnut Miller dowels:

Inlays were done following my buddy Dave’s video:
http://lumberjocks.com/superdav721/blog/27362

The only difference is I cheated and used this cool little StewMac dremel base that just showed up at my door one day from my buddy Gary – Thanks Gary, it works great….

Also tried something different with the makers mark:

And cut out some leather shoes:

The final glue-ups were really manic and true story, fellow LJ Monte Pittman was coming to town that day and I was going to “surprise” him with the news that he would help! But his schedule got cut short and he couldn’t stop by so I went it alone….this was the worst one:

These were a real challenge to build with a 7 foot ceiling and will be glad to get them out of the shop…

The idea for the shelves is for displaying woodworking projects of various size and shape….here’s a test shot:

Thanks for reading along and appreciate your comments, good or bad…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA





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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 12:07 AM

Fantastic Jeff. Just fantastic.
Kudos to SPalm for the idea.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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SPalm

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 12:21 AM

Cool. Good job my man.
That looks like a great way of making shelves lock together. Sorry it was a hard glue up.

Looks great,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Gary

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 12:29 AM

Dang…that’s nice, Jeff. You always do such good work.
if I could make just one little comment of advice, which I think will help immensely in the future….... give a little more credit to me for sending you that tool, without which this whole project would be a total failure

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 02-19-2017 12:44 AM

Jeff…...beautiful design and craftsmanship…...I am especially thrilled that these are made from repurposed wood. The walnut dowels are a neat design element, even if they hide the little grooves. I like the little trademark tumbling blocks in both pieces, as well. My favorit is the one with the wave-form opposing shelves…..gives it a rhythmic feel.
Way to go, Buddy.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#5 posted 02-19-2017 01:10 AM

Those are really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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degoose

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#6 posted 02-19-2017 01:30 AM

Bloody Marvellous as Uncle Benny would say…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 02:05 AM

Nice job Jeff, quality takes longer and was worth the wait. They look great !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 02:32 AM

Hey thanks for all comments folks….sure appreciate it!

That’s funny Gary…...I really should rename the post….”The Little Router Base that Could”.....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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kiefer

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#9 posted 02-19-2017 02:48 AM

Good looking shelf’s and I love that you did them out of repurposed material and used it to the fullest extend and the walnut dowel plugs just add another nice detail .
I like the test shot as it shows the purpose of the shelf’s .
I have to give the Maloof joint a go one day soon and as I recall Maloof long screws to pull his joint together which rather surprised me and that could have simplified the glue up .
Love your work and this is no exception well designed and crafted .
Credit to Steve and Gary I may add !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#10 posted 02-19-2017 07:59 AM

Excellent build! well designed, would be great for plants also!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 02-19-2017 12:48 PM

This is very creative and unusual. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 02-19-2017 02:22 PM

Well, actually, I always admire your work. You do some really splendid work. Makes little difference what the project is, it’s going to be really nice. I haven’t even tried my router base yet. It’s been on the work bench in the plastic bag all this time.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#13 posted 02-19-2017 03:09 PM

’‘Also tried something different with the makers mark:’‘

I can never get much done after the makers mark…..

You’ve over shot your limitations on class and looks, try to tone it down a bit…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 02-19-2017 10:52 PM

awesome Jeff, just beautiful

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 02-20-2017 07:15 PM

Great shelf system, Jeff! Neat inlay and plugs. Glad to see you put your makers mark on it! Think Monte is psychic?

-- God bless, Candy

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