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Project by jasonborthwick posted 08-16-2017 03:00 AM 553 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is two 7’ by 25” by 12” bookshelves to I had the pleasure of completing for a fellow woodworker that passed just after cutting the side panels and back panels. All I had to go on was what I got in the attached napkin drawing and his daughter ( who I am making it for) saying ” its a corner shelf thingie”

I used the back panels for width and he side panels depth. The rest was a mix of trying trying to match existing decor and use the lumber provided. He had milled two dados in the side panels so those are fixed shelves. The rest of the shelves are adjustable.

The stain is a first for me it’s a tintable mnwax stain in the brown/red hue. Once it dried I went it with an ebony glaze. Finished with wipe on poly and wax.

Note to self: Leave detailed plans on all unfinished projects in shop, yeah righ.
To me this is exactly why I do woodworking. I hope I made him proud on the final project for his daughter.
RIP





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BB1

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#1 posted 08-16-2017 10:27 AM

You did a nice job finishing the bookcases.

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#2 posted 08-16-2017 12:34 PM

Great story, and nice build.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Noskcaj

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#3 posted 08-16-2017 12:53 PM

Great job. And great heart. Woodworking is a community of caring people for the most part and your doing this for his daughter shows it.
Rick

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swirt

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#4 posted 08-16-2017 01:08 PM

Nice work with the build, and for being a good character in the story of others.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 08-16-2017 01:41 PM

Nice completion build.
Love the detailed Sketchup drawing.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 08-16-2017 01:48 PM

This is a good looking bookcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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TungOil

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#7 posted 08-16-2017 05:25 PM

good looking shelves and a great back story too! I’m sure she is very happy with them.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#8 posted 08-19-2017 03:35 PM

Added storage is always a great thing, especially when it looks like this

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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